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4153Re: [wpmac] Free anti-virus software for OSX

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  • John Rethorst
    Sep 1, 2007
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      --- In wordperfectmac@yahoogroups.com, "Randy B. Singer" <randy@...> wrote:

      > > They're harmless on the Mac unless you pass them along to another
      > > Windows user. A Mac can spread Microsoft macro viruses to PCs as
      > > fast as a PC can.
      >
      > No, it can't; at least not if a normal user is involved. Many PC
      > viruses, and almost all of the ones that show up on a Mac, are self-
      > propagating. Since PC viruses don't run on a Mac, they can't mail
      > themselves out. That has to be done manually by the user for the
      > virus to spread.

      That's true.

      John R.
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