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Post by xcaret on Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:46 am

I just tried downloading both superantispyware ,and malware bytes into my mac ,but it doesnt seem to work.
Am I correct in thinking they are for windows? my windows xp pc is running them both ,but this horrible Mac doesnt seem to do anything right. Is there something I can put on this mac?
Thanks ,Neil

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Re: malware bytes ,or superanti virus for Macs???

Post by Crush on Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:38 am


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Re: malware bytes ,or superanti virus for Macs???

Post by Jan2011 on Fri Apr 22, 2011 12:25 pm

ClamXav is another free Mac AV product.

I haven't tried either Sophos or ClamXav.

Here's a nice little read: [url=MacProtection]http://tinyurl.com/AV4Mac[/url]

SuperAntiSpyware and MalwareBytes' Antimalware are both for Windows only.


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Post by Buttons on Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:43 pm

Superantispyware and Malwarebytes' are Windows only.Smile

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Re: malware bytes ,or superanti virus for Macs???

Post by xcaret on Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:22 am

Thanks folks ,In my attempts to find something to get rid of my email viruses ,among other things that I tried downloading was one that said for Macs. the same trhing happened it seemed to load but then when I clicked to open it a window on the toip left of the screen poped up with a bunch of jibberish ,some underlined with red dots ,and at the top it said something about not being able to run in Dos , something about dos .. Anyway was this because it wasnt for Macs or are the settings wrong? Its my ex's pc and we dont know anyone with another mac.

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Post by Jan2011 on Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:50 am

Does the Mac have issues? I know most Mac users, including myself, don't run AV software.

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Post by Kenny94 on Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:40 pm

Yeah Tony! Your true mac users don't use AV software!

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Post by Jan2011 on Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:06 pm

I got wacked once on my Mac. It was a rogue AV that was written for Firefox. It threw up an animated GIF of a Windows XP machine. It looked like it was scanning and found viruses. Like I've heard, some authors are writing malware for the browser, not the OS.

Anyway it was easy to fix. I simply deleted the Firefox preference file.

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Post by Buttons on Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:01 am

It is still highly recommended that you install an antivirus on a mac. They are still vulnerable.

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