Do I need to find a virus scanner?

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Hey guys, I just got my new imac last week and I am planning on putting some software on there. Now, since some of the software may be... "questionable", should I be worried about getting a virus? Or do mac viruses still not really exist?
 
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Let me tell you as other will as well. No need for anti-virus programs. I found out the hard way. I paid close to 70.00 for a Intego anti virus program and really, it has nothing to find. Save your money.
 

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Now, since some of the software may be... "questionable"
Don't do that and you should be fine. You should know that there are trojans in pirated software.
 
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While there is no need for one, there is a free one called ClamXav. They offer a version 1.1.1 for Mac OSX 10.4-10.5. If you want one for 10.6, check out their version 2.0 beta.
 
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Now, since some of the software may be... "questionable", should I be worried about getting a virus?

You should only worry about being questioned.
 
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Alright alright, thanks guys. By the way, by questionable, I didn't necessarily mean pirated. I just tend to find myself downloading third party apps from shady places without thinking about it.
 

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