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  1. #16
    There are in fact viruses in the wild for macs contrary to what many've commented. I think it's bcuz anti virus isn't usually used on macs or the "less good" like free ones are, also ppl are usually more busy finding viruses for windows as they use up most of the market.

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    Guys.....

    Stop quoting the original message and including the bad link that wants to download automatically. Let's use some common sense. OK?

    Links have been removed and if necessary posts have been deleted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CodeCake View Post
    There are in fact viruses in the wild for macs contrary to what many've commented. I think it's bcuz anti virus isn't usually used on macs or the "less good" like free ones are, also ppl are usually more busy finding viruses for windows as they use up most of the market.


    Well CC, that may be your belief about viruses for the Mac OS, but as you recently joined and said you'd "like to join with the main intention to help ppl and converse", you're going to have to supply some facts and references to backup such statements if you are expecting to get any sort or respect here.

    Just saying…




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    We both know Patrick there are some adware and malware about that Malwarebytes for Mac qill take care of b ut no viruses.

    Come on CC enlighten us. Windows viruses contain the whole market.
    Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    We both know Patrick there are some adware and malware about that Malwarebytes for Mac qill take care of b ut no viruses.

    Come on CC enlighten us. Windows viruses contain the whole market.


    Maybe CC includes the nasty adware and malware as a "virus" as so many others do as well.

    And that even includes some computer article authors who should know better when writing on computer related stuff.




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    Not really. They slander Macs and promote the AV companies.
    Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    I have never used any anti virus program on any of my Mac's, never have a problem either as as far as I know there are no viruses that will run on macOS since it is unix based. I do use ad-block pro however since I do not like seeing pop ups and ads constantly when trying to use the internet. In fact the fact that the macOS doesn't need anti virus software is one of the main reasons I switched to Mac back in 2007 that and the fact that the operating system is much more stable than windows and still seems that way to me today, I still have a windows laptop running windows 10 simply because I refuse to have windows on any of my Mac's and need a windows laptop for programming my digital ham radios.
    Last edited by pitbull60077; 01-22-2018 at 08:16 PM. Reason: forgot some thoughts

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    I still have a windows laptop running windows 10 simply because I refuse to have windows on any of my Mac's and need a windows laptop for programming my digital ham radios.
    In my opinion, that's the smartest way to run Windows if you really need to do so. We kept a Dell around for several years before we switched everything over to the Mac. I'm not a gamer and have no reason to run anything in Windows.

    I still have a shelf full of Windows software and Windows operating systems up to and including Windows 7 that I'm thinking of giving away. It's just collecting dust.

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    I'm using forticlient. on windows and mac.

    https://forticlient.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by macgig View Post
    I'm using forticlient. on windows and mac.

    https://forticlient.com/
    Why? I mean why on the Mac?

    Obviously your choice and no one would doubt that; I'm just interested to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CodeCake View Post
    There are in fact viruses in the wild for macs contrary to what many've commented. I think it's bcuz anti virus isn't usually used on macs or the "less good" like free ones are, also ppl are usually more busy finding viruses for windows as they use up most of the market.
    Name one.
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    re IWT:

    its free, its not hurting anything to have it installed. And it warned me about some outdated programs so I could take action... either update the programs or delete them.


    how about malware?

    https://thehackernews.com/2018/01/ma...re-hacker.html
    Last edited by macgig; 01-23-2018 at 05:08 PM.

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    and this one too for your reading pleasure. lol

    https://thehackernews.com/2018/01/ma...-hijacker.html

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    https://thehackernews.com/2017/04/ap...c-malware.html

    https://thehackernews.com/2017/07/li...ing-tools.html

    many more. search that site for "macintosh osx hacking". it would appear the mac is not as safe as it was in 1990 when I got my first mac.

    According to the McAfee Labs, malware attacks on Apple's Mac computers were up 744% in 2016, and its researchers have discovered nearly 460,000 Mac malware samples, which is still just a small part of overall Mac malware out in the wild.


    I like this site also. live phishing links. (I click on them using an old imac that I don't use for anything important. I don't log into any sites or accounts with that mac. its my "test and play machine. lol)...

    https://openphish.com/
    Last edited by macgig; 01-23-2018 at 05:26 PM.

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    macgig Your latest posts all relate to malware, yet you were talking about viruses earlier. Would be helpful to the discussion if you made you mind up about what it is you are referring to.
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