Originally Posted by ~Darkseeker~
It's UNIX based, not Windows based; and most conventional malware out there is designed to target Windows because it is the largest demographic. Mac OS is not immune to viruses, but given that most viruses are designed to target Windows it might seem that way to some.
I'll have to look up UNIX vs. Windows differences.
A quick follow-up question I have for you guys is what anti-malware - if any - can and/or should be downloaded onto an Apple product.
My mom (who is more computer illiterate than I am!), for example, got an iPad a few months ago and uses it for web browsing and occasional shopping. I was at her house last weekend and messed around with the iPad for fun (I use a regular PC) and noticed she didn't have malware protection programs. I thought I'd install Avast (free version) and realized that it doesn't exist for the iPAD. Then I saw people saying that you don't need anti-virus/malware programs for Apple products, because they are immune from malware.
So, not that I understand Apple can be infected, what steps should a person with like an iPAD take? Any anti-virus/malware programs for an Apple you can think of that would help?
Thanks very much - as always - everyone!!