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Viruses affecting Windows and not macintosh?
    #3113249 - 09/09/04 01:56 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Hi i like to know if there are any Mac users here? if so, do you get viruses from the internet? I read somewhere some viruses are designed to affect windows operating systems/pc and it won't do that on a mac.


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Re: Viruses affecting Windows and not macintosh? [Re: 3eyes]
    #3113360 - 09/09/04 02:26 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

I use both. There are viruses for both. For every 1 mac virus, there are around 24,000 windows viruses. A windows virus cannot run on a mac, and a mac virus cannot run under windows.

Also, windows is based on a single-user paradigm which makes it extremly vulnerable to virus and spyware infections. Mac OS-X is based on a multiuser paradigm which makes it much more secure against virus and spyware infections.

Just another spore in the wind.

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