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  1. #1
    Ph@t-G
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    G'day ppl,

    Just wanna ask around if ppl know anywhere i can download free adware and spyware protection for macs?

    Cheers
    = )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ph@t-G
    G'day ppl,

    Just wanna ask around if ppl know anywhere i can download free adware and spyware protection for macs?

    Cheers
    = )
    There really isn't Adware or Spyware for Mac OSX, you see, our OS doesn't allow settngs to be changed without the Admin Password and well, other things were also implemented to where it just doesn't happen. Not to mention all Adware and Spyware is programmed for Windows

    So you have nothing to worry about.

    Are you having problems with your computer though?

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    Ph@t-G
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    Hey sKad...thanks for that....
    and no there isn't any problems with my mac....just that i've been using pcs for so long and the mac i'm using is the first one i bought...so i thought adware/spyware also applies to mac as well...
    = )

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    CaptainMack
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    nope. i have never had a problem with adware and spyware

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    Just for your information, I bought Aladdin Cleanup and I had never found a spyware on my mac. If you think that your computer is slower when you browse on the internet, just empty the cache of your browser... it seem to help for me!
    B.

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    >SHOCK^WAVE<
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    So that means on my elderly parents I MAC running OS 8.6, know one's inclined to spy cool !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by >SHOCK^WAVE<
    So that means on my elderly parents I MAC running OS 8.6, know one's inclined to spy cool !!!!
    Nor will you get a virus.

    There's what, 10 virus's for old school Macintosh's?

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    And 0 (zero) for OS X!

    Yippie! Isn't the internet fun when it can't mess with you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aptmunich
    And 0 (zero) for OS X!

    Yippie! Isn't the internet fun when it can't mess with you?
    you beat me to it!

    Yeah, it sure is fun when some PC people who hate macs suddenly ask, So what do you use for your virus protection.. and I simply reply in a smug way...nothing....Then comes that blank look on their faces.....MUAHAHAHAHA!!! :mac:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ApplejustWorks
    you beat me to it!

    Yeah, it sure is fun when some PC people who hate macs suddenly ask, So what do you use for your viri protection.. and I simply reply in a smug way...nothing....Then comes that blank look on their faces.....MUAHAHAHAHA!!! :mac:
    this is all true, though pc viruses can cause some small damage on your mac if they get the chance, but most wont, and BTW, theres no such word as viri:mac:muahahahahahaha :rolleyes:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macman
    this is all true, though pc viruses can cause some small damage on your mac if they get the chance, but most wont, and BTW, theres no such word as viri:mac:muahahahahahaha :rolleyes:

    Very weird.. I think someone corrected me saying "Don't say Viruses, say Viri...Ooh well! Excuse me then...I'm going to correct it now!




    EDIT: I didn't use viruses..it didn't fit the context.

    Also, I don't believe that a PC virus will do anything at all to a mac, unless in VPC, however I do believe that a Mac can pass on a pc virus..without infecting its self

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    Ok Spyware kills PCs because there peices of CRAP and ummm ya thats why I bought a Mac while my Parents defragment there Dell every 2 weeks. MUAHAHAHA. suckas.
    Actually I have many Spyware Horror stories I've actually expierenced every version of it....very painful ended up re-installing windows 3 times total on 2 different computers. Then last year I decided I'm tired of PCs sooo I got an ibook and I've never had a problem since....ooo ya and sorry for going REALLY off topic.

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    Hey this post is pretty much dead I think,

    (check the date it was first posted and the last post date before yours)
    Best not to reply to such old posts as a) the question has usually be answered and b) the problem that the post pertained to might have since been fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ApplejustWorks
    Yeah, it sure is fun when some PC people who hate macs suddenly ask, So what do you use for your virus protection.. and I simply reply in a smug way...nothing....Then comes that blank look on their faces.....MUAHAHAHAHA!!! :mac:
    Man, this is so true. I was in class working on my iBook, this guy with a windows laptop and obviously a lot of hate for Macs came to sit beside me and started mild-bashing Macs. To be honest, I dont really care when people bash Macs...their stupidity entertains me.

    At some point, I asked him: What do you use for Spyware and Virus Protection. Being the huge nerd that he was, he wanted to impress I guess. He started on an elaborate plan on how he protects his PC, runs several checks every day, updates etc etc [I'm an ex-heavy windows user, so that kind of crap doesnt impress me]. I simply told him "See, Macs dont need that. No virusses, no adware, no spyware, maximum protection." and gave him a "F* off now" look after that. Loyalty through stupidity amuses me.

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