Your Questions About Virus Protection For Mac

Posted by softwareguru on July 30, 2014

Robert asks…

Is it safe to download songs/movies on limewire?

I am using a mac without virus protection program. I have always purchased from itunes but am thinking of using limewire. Is it worth it? Is it possible to get any good quality movies of limewire? I there a good chance of getting a virus using limewire? Thank you.

softwareguru answers:

Limewire itself is packed with spyware, so when you install it, it’s on your computer. Even when you uninstall it, it’s still there.

And yes, there are lots of viruses and trojans attached to files on Limewire. It’s the main reason I stopped using it 5 years ago.

An excerpt from Wikipedia: “One investigation showed that of 123 randomly selected downloaded files, 37 contained malware – about 30%”

Lizzie asks…

How do i no if my mac has a virus?

hey, how do i no if my mac has a virus?
i am new to mac and don’t have virus protection because i was told i don’t need it? is this correct?
if i do need virus protection does anyone no of a good free anti-virus and spy-wear and what ever else i need … that i could download.
thanks heaps for all your help!

softwareguru answers:

You need to scan your system now, remove the virus and install some firewall. Macs don’t have much viruses, so you don’t need any large anti-virus software. I use ProteMac NetMine and that’s all.

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