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This seems wierd.

by crazyperson312 / March 13, 2007 8:26 AM PDT

Does virus only happen to PC or does it also happens to mac? I never seem to be seeing any virus or hearing any problem with mac and virus.

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Apple Macintosh security and Mac OS X Security!
by Marianna Schmudlach / March 13, 2007 8:34 AM PDT
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Mac's Get Viruses Too
by Damispyderbyte / March 13, 2007 8:35 AM PDT
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Mac's are more secure that windows, but still not perfect. I am not sure on any free anti-virus for mac. Virex I think is one, but i'm not sure how much it costs-Good Luck!

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& This Also Has Been Reported....
by tobeach / March 13, 2007 3:46 PM PDT
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Mac OS X Spyware Sample Spotted

By Ryan Naraine

Anti-virus researchers have spotted the first signs of an adware/spyware program capable of launching browser windows on Apple Computer's Mac OS X.

According to a warning from F-Secure, a security vendor in Helsinki, Finland, the proof-of-concept program could be silently installed on a Mac's User account and hooked to each application used by that account.

The company said the sample, named iAdware, successfully launched the Mac's built-in Safari Web browser whenever applications were being used.

http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,2064279,00.asp

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