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Need info please

by pbbt / April 3, 2008 6:32 AM PDT

I'm hoping that once again you wonderful people can help me. I'm back visiting my sister in AZ and she has a newer Mac (10.2.8). I wonder if there are any good free firewalls, anti virus and anti spyware programs for her computer. I see no sign of any of the above and am hoping you can help.


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Well discussed
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 3, 2008 8:35 AM PDT
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Such is "hangover" from running PC's on Windows. Please don't do it.

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PS. on the firewall.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 3, 2008 11:40 PM PDT
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Turn on Little Snitch if you must. Due to the issues Windows users had there is a firewall in this OS but given how this OS works, it's another load on performance with no gain in security.

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Glad to see that your sister
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / April 3, 2008 12:23 PM PDT
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has finally moved up a little in her OS.

As Bob says, and as we have answered before, your question is normal for a Windows user.

There are currently no Virus's in the real world that affect the Mac.
Malware is basically non-existent
Spyware, Ditto


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