Macs and the virus issue
- View SourceHi All,
I know that we PC users are prone to be attacked by a virus. But Mac users beware:
5. Mailbag: Can Mac users get the latest PC virus?
>Your alert says that this new worm affects Outlook users.No. Virus writers love exposure, so they target the operating system that's in most offices worldwide: Windows. But don't get too cavalier if you have a Mac. You could still be a carrier--that is, you could receive a PC virus from someone, then send it off by accident to a Windows user. Or if your office uses both Macs and PCs, you could share an infected file on a shared network. Popular AntiVirus programs, such as McAfee and Norton, offer Mac versions of their products, which should be updated at least once a month.
>I use a Mac, so am I affected? --Joe R.
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- View Source.....once a month. Well, who knows when a new virus hits the web?
Once a month seems l-o-n-g! I have been using PC-Cillian for a few
months, which comes with various motherboards, puters, drives, etc.
as a "free" program on CD-Rom. I had been using Norton Anti-Virus
2001 and it seems that you first "read" about a new virus and that
reminds you to go to the NAV site and update your definitions --which
might be too late! PC-Cillian, from Trend Micro, installs free, at
least for the first year, and the beauty of it is: It AUTOMATICALLY
goes to its site when you are online to see if there is a new virus
definition you may need and up pops a screen saying so and you click
OK and it downloads and installs the new definition(s) without your
intervention, and notifies you that Definition list number xxx has
been downloaded and installed! Great for us mindless surfers! I get
a new definition or two sometimes every two or three days, sometimes
TWO in one day! So they are out there, just waiting to grab your
mailing list and reproduce! I think PC-Cillian's automatic updates
are just what we need. Maybe a year from now I might have to pay a
few dollars for the update service, but it sure will be worth it with
AUTOMATIC updating every time I go online. Go figure.
--- In CostaRicaLiving@y..., "Avatar S.A." <heyder@r...> wrote:
> Hi All,
SNIP---> Popular AntiVirus programs, such as McAfee and Norton,
offer Mac versions of their products, which should be updated at
least once a month.
> Best regards,