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Old 07-26-2006, 01:11 PM   #1
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Hi there. I would like to know if anyone can recomend some anti-spyware and virus protection software suitable for iMacs and actually while im here can anyone tell me if there are any programs such as "bit spirit" and/or "limeewire" that are mac compatible?

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Hi there. I would like to know if anyone can recomend some anti-spyware and virus protection software suitable for iMacs and actually while im here can anyone tell me if there are any programs such as "bit spirit" and/or "limeewire" that are mac compatible?

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limewire does have a compatible version for macs i believe. although i don't know of any anti-spyware or virus programs, i'm sure some1 else here can help u with that.

here's the link to the free version of limewire downloads, mac is there:

http://www.limewire.com/english/cont...oadfree2.shtml
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first of all, you dont need antivirus/antispyware for a mac as you wont get viruses on your mac (i guarantee that).
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first of all, you dont need antivirus/antispyware for a mac as you wont get viruses on your mac (i guarantee that).
well idk. i like his idea of having security on the mac. there has been alot of talk of new viruses possibly comming out for macs this year
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the problem is that the code on mac os is too clean, nt much there to exploit, and I have worked with over 200 of them on school networks and none of them have ever gotten any spyware/adware or viruses, or have slowed down over time
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I always thought macs could get spyware. I know they can't get viruses though. This makes me want to go get a mac even more now
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I always thought macs could get spyware. I know they can't get viruses though. This makes me want to go get a mac even more now
they can get virus's/ they just don't because so few people own macs that virus programmers don't want 2 spend the time making 1 for a mac...although now more people are buying them (intel processors i'm sure) i've herd rummers that virus's might pop ^ this year or soon
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Ok. thats great thanks for you're help
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Ok. thats great thanks for you're help
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they can get virus's/ they just don't because so few people own macs that virus programmers don't want 2 spend the time making 1 for a mac...although now more people are buying them (intel processors i'm sure) i've herd rummers that virus's might pop ^ this year or soon
I could be totally wrong on this but if there were viruses for mac, wouldn't they not be as bad as on a windows PC? I've heard that the Mac OS code is much neater and not as exploitable. If macs were to get viruses I don't think it would be anything near as bad as a windows virus and I think that Apple could patch it quick.
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