On Macs and Viruses

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The whole question of virus software on Macs is back the last few days. First Apple put up a page advising users that virus software may not be a bad idea. Then they took it down. I’ve received several emails from readers asking what to do. I’m pretty careful about my computing. I’m anal about data encryption. But to be perfectly honest, I’m not very excited about running virus software. I’ve got no virus software on my Macs. Some day I may decide I need it but at present, I’m just not convinced.

As Apple marketshare increases, things may change and Mac users are probably going to end up needing virus at some point but for me, not yet.

5 Comments On Macs and Viruses

  1. posteanonyme@gmai.com

    Have to agree that the time has not yet come to install an anti-virus. Not sure that any of the available programs will do the job well. When I think of the grief I had running Norton on a Windows machine, do not want to relive such an experience on a Mac.

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  2. posteanonyme@gmai.com

    Have to agree that the time has not yet come to install an anti-virus. Not sure that any of the available programs will do the job well. When I think of the grief I had running Norton on a Windows machine, do not want to relive such an experience on a Mac.

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  3. posteanonyme@gmai.com

    Have to agree that the time has not yet come to install an anti-virus. Not sure that any of the available programs will do the job well. When I think of the grief I had running Norton on a Windows machine, do not want to relive such an experience on a Mac.

    Reply
  4. posteanonyme@gmai.com

    Have to agree that the time has not yet come to install an anti-virus. Not sure that any of the available programs will do the job well. When I think of the grief I had running Norton on a Windows machine, do not want to relive such an experience on a Mac.

    Reply
  5. posteanonyme@gmai.com

    Have to agree that the time has not yet come to install an anti-virus. Not sure that any of the available programs will do the job well. When I think of the grief I had running Norton on a Windows machine, do not want to relive such an experience on a Mac.

    Reply

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