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Can anyone recommend a good antivirus for a Mac running 10.4.11
I guess someone either hacked me or send me a virus.
Damn porn sites. :)hammers
 

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You shouldn't have a virus.....UNLESS you entered your system admin password when prompted and didnt know why you were prompted. Apples cannot make a registry change without user authorization (your password). Virus's and spyware make registry changes.

Thats one of the best parts about an Apple that Microsoft can't duplicate.

I'm willing to bet you if you didn't enter your password, then you've got something else going on instead of a virus or spyware.
 

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Thanks, I figured it out. We lost power for 4 hours while I was at work and my connection went down. All is good now.
 

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No virus has been able to crack Apple since 1989.
And that door was slammed shut and bolted.

Glad to read you straightened it out OK.

Apples can be frustrating.
The Apple stores are now offering classes to help clear up some confusion with operating them.
 

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No virus has been able to crack Apple since 1989.
And that door was slammed shut and bolted.

Glad to read you straightened it out OK.

Apples can be frustrating.
The Apple stores are now offering classes to help clear up some confusion with operating them.
Sorry man, Apples can and do get viruses. They're just few and far between. It still has alot to do with user habits.

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000737.htm

http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2006/08/25/25pogues-posts-4/
 

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Sorry man, Apples can and do get viruses. They're just few and far between. It still has alot to do with user habits.

http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000737.htm

http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2006/08/25/25pogues-posts-4/
I was quoting that computer expert guy on the G4 TV channel who also has a morning computer program on LA radio KABC 790.
He is adamant not since 1989.

The excepting is those that run the Apple Bootcamp program that will then all Windows to run on Mac which in turn will require a virus protection.

Damfino,, just quoting what I heard from the pro.
 

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Another reason Apples have less viruses is they are a much smaller percentage of the computer market. Hackers write viruses to do damage purposely and they want to damage as much as possible so they go after PCs. That's not to say Apples are more secure against viruses because they are, but they are no invincible...
 
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