Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Limewire on a mac?

    Member Since
    Sep 18, 2006
    Posts
    154
    Limewire on a mac?
    If you were to use Limewire or a similar program on a mac, can you still get viruses like on a pc?

    Thanks

  2. #2
    Limewire on a mac?
    schweb's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 27, 2002
    Location
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Posts
    13,190
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro | LED Cinema Display | iPhone 4 | iPad 2
    No, there are no Mac viruses. Please do a search on viruses here or look at the sticky in the Switcher forum for more information.
    schweb | community leader
    flickr facebook twitter tumblr google+ about.me

    Mac-Forums: On Twitter | On Facebook | On Flickr


  3. #3
    Limewire on a mac?
    dtravis7's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 04, 2005
    Location
    Modesto, Ca.
    Posts
    28,480
    Specs:
    iMac late 2007 10.11.b4, iMac 2008 10.10.5, Macbook2007 10.7.5, Mac Mini 10.7.5, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!
    Schweb is correct.

    The only Virus's you would get are Windows Virus's. They will not hurt your Mac in any way under OSX, but if you give the files to someone with a Windows PC, then they could be hurt, but they will not affect OSX in anyway.

  4. #4
    sursuciofla
    Guest
    i was wondering, if you catch a windows virus how would you know? Is there a program to find them and destroy them?

  5. #5
    Limewire on a mac?
    schweb's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 27, 2002
    Location
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Posts
    13,190
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro | LED Cinema Display | iPhone 4 | iPad 2
    Any Mac anti-virus program will take care of Windows viruses.
    schweb | community leader
    flickr facebook twitter tumblr google+ about.me

    Mac-Forums: On Twitter | On Facebook | On Flickr


  6. #6
    sursuciofla
    Guest
    Thanks, searched threads. I am going to try that ClamXav

  7. #7
    Limewire on a mac?

    Member Since
    Sep 13, 2006
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    25
    Specs:
    Powerbook G4 15'' 1.5 ghz 2GB ram, 80 GB HD
    just out of curiosity
    if there are no virus for mac, why companys develope antivirus software for macosx ??

  8. #8
    Limewire on a mac?

    Member Since
    Oct 27, 2005
    Posts
    4,702
    Quote Originally Posted by lok0420
    just out of curiosity
    if there are no virus for mac, why companys develope antivirus software for macosx ??
    For the peace of mind of switchers......they worry sometimes and have created a demand, IMHO....

  9. #9
    Limewire on a mac?
    schweb's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 27, 2002
    Location
    Cleveland, Ohio
    Posts
    13,190
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro | LED Cinema Display | iPhone 4 | iPad 2
    If Mac's are networked with PCs Macs can spread the virus and eventually there will be Mac viruses. It's always better to be prepared if you ask me.
    schweb | community leader
    flickr facebook twitter tumblr google+ about.me

    Mac-Forums: On Twitter | On Facebook | On Flickr


  10. #10
    Limewire on a mac?
    Alexis's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 20, 2006
    Posts
    2,255
    Specs:
    Al iMac 20" 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
    There are actually one or two Mac viruses, but they are easy to get rid of.

  11. #11
    Limewire on a mac?
    jdgti's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 14, 2005
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    443
    Specs:
    17" Macbook Pro Unibody 2.66 Ghz and Powerbook G4 1.67 GHz 2.0GB RAM
    Quote Originally Posted by Alexis
    There are actually one or two Mac viruses, but they are easy to get rid of.
    what are they?

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Limewire
    By macstarter in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-13-2013, 09:09 AM
  2. Limewire for Mac
    By jmault in forum Music, Audio, and Podcasting
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-06-2009, 09:39 AM
  3. limewire won't work with Mac?
    By klmc29 in forum Music, Audio, and Podcasting
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-31-2009, 09:28 PM
  4. Using Limewire with a mac
    By fatbody in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 07-08-2007, 10:55 PM
  5. Limewire on a mac?
    By sunshine1686 in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 10-02-2006, 08:17 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •