by ZZZX5ZZZ - 11/9/11 7:25 AM
In Reply to: reply by glistenboy
I bought my first Mac in 2005 and have recently bought my second. On the first I ran Virus X anti-virus and MacScan, an anti- spyware program. I never had any problems with either program, contrary to what I have read some people, but not all, to say about Norton. I never encountered any viruses. As to spyware, I installed MacScan about a year after I bought the computer and found a total of 40 fragments of spyware, nothing serious, and some tracking cookies, but nothing after the first couple of months I had the program. But not finding them does not tell me there are none. Before the first Mac I owned two IBM clones, beginning around 1998. I ran multiple virus and spyware scans on both. Never had trouble with spyware, though did catch a few minor ones. As to viruses, caught one nasty one within its first 24 hours on the web, before the definition was written in the anti-virus, and had to hire an expert to remove it. Otherwise nothing. Virus X has a new definition out perhaps every two weeks on average. So if there are no viruses for Macs, what are these definitions?
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