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#1 IsolaBella

Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:34 PM

New iMac is in the house. First non c we have had.

So I read no anti virus needed, but what about malware / Trojans etc?  I may DL stuff ph34r.gif  and don't want to kill the new mac.

Any advice?


#2 FiveAus

Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:40 PM

I've been using a Mac for the last 2 years. Best move I ever made. Haven't used any malware program's. nothing for Trojans, no antivirus, just enjoyed the freedom!

#3 HeroOfCanton

Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:48 PM

I may DL stuff too... And I've never needed anything extra. Had my iMac for 18 months, MacBook for 3 years before that

Congratulations though original.gif a new iMac is almost as exciting as a new baby Tounge1.gif

Edited by Jupiter, 26 December 2012 - 12:43 PM.


#4 NotRocketScience

Posted 20 December 2012 - 09:28 AM

I could possibly be in the DL club. It would be done on the iMac if I were to ever do that.  ph34r.gif

All I can say is that we've never had a problem with our iMac. We've had it for four years and before that we've been using Macs since 2005. Not once in that time have we had virus protection.

Prior to that we up to date virus protection for our PC and had no end of problems with viruses. We lost everything on the PC.

Have fun with your new iMac.



#5 IsolaBella

Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:17 AM

I managed to kill my notebook and had to Reset it to factory settings.



#6 skylark

Posted 25 December 2012 - 05:47 PM

If you are using torrents to illegally download, then you deserve every bit of malware you could conceivably get.

#7 MrsLexiK

Posted 25 December 2012 - 06:15 PM

QUOTE (skylark @ 25/12/2012, 06:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If you are using torrents to illegally download, then you deserve every bit of malware you could conceivably get.


I have to say that I never feel sorry for people who do the above and have malware and Trojans and lose everything.

#8 Daisy Goat

Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:31 PM

Have mac.. Have no virus, Trojan or malware issues.

Out of curiosity for those so scornful of torrents. Have you ever borrowed a book? Or bought a second hand one?

Did you pay the author a royalty?  Do they know you read their book?

Edited by Daisy Goat, 25 December 2012 - 07:31 PM.


#9 NotRocketScience

Posted 25 December 2012 - 08:09 PM

QUOTE (Daisy Goat @ 25/12/2012, 07:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Have mac.. Have no virus, Trojan or malware issues.

Out of curiosity for those so scornful of torrents. Have you ever borrowed a book? Or bought a second hand one?

Did you pay the author a royalty?  Do they know you read their book?


I was going to post something similar. I hope those who wrote those spiteful posts have never had someone give them a copy of a CD or book.

#10 axiomae

Posted 25 December 2012 - 08:17 PM

Woowoo! New iMac! Jealous original.gif

#11 Alpha_Chook

Posted 25 December 2012 - 08:19 PM

Have been using Mac for 8 years now and have never used antivirus or malware or any form of protection. We download music and movies and TV shows a lot and DP downloads software and textbooks etc.

#12 HeroOfCanton

Posted 25 December 2012 - 08:26 PM

As for comments like this:
QUOTE
I have to say that I never feel sorry for people who do the above and have malware and Trojans and lose everything.

If a hard copy is available to buy when I want to see something, 99.99% of the time, I would have bought it, but when a TV show, for example, is only broadcast in one country, then not shown or sold anywhere else for months, or even longer, I have no hesitation finding it somewhere else to view.
And I echo Daisy Goat's comment about lending books & other media.

Edited by Jupiter, 26 December 2012 - 12:41 PM.


#13 MrsLexiK

Posted 25 December 2012 - 08:32 PM

QUOTE (Daisy Goat @ 25/12/2012, 08:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Have mac.. Have no virus, Trojan or malware issues.

Out of curiosity for those so scornful of torrents. Have you ever borrowed a book? Or bought a second hand one?

Did you pay the author a royalty?  Do they know you read their book?


Did you read? Illegal downloads, those that link and thus download from a copyright are doing it illegally. If you are downloading where there is no copy right I have no problem. I used to work in books, no way would I illegally copy a book. Actually since working in that area I made sure that I always did the 100% right thing by the music/movie/download business.

#14 Daisy Goat

Posted 25 December 2012 - 09:32 PM

Yes I read. The First Sale Doctrine allows us to give books away and borrow from each other without infringing on any copyright laws.

But libraries now "loan" digital books and this is not within The First Sale Doctrine as it requires making a digital copy. Thus is firmly in the grey area for infringement and is subject to constant discussion and questioning currently as in the simplified sense it is illegal.

Glad to know you also don't borrow digitally


#15 Jupiter

Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:40 PM

Hi, we can't allow the discussion of piracy methods on EB.
I will be removing some info from posts.
Thanks for your understanding.



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