Query failed: connection to localhost:9312 failed (errno=111, msg=Connection refused). Is adware or spyware an issue on a Mac? - General Discussion Discussions on AppleInsider Forums Toggle navigation All Forums Recent Posts Sign In Is adware or spyware an issue on a Mac? c-bear Posted: November 4, 2003 4:13PM in General Discussion edited January 2014 And if so, what can be done to combat it? Comments Reply 1 of 7 thuh freak Posts: 2,664member November 4, 2003 4:19PM no. there aren't any spyware programs made for mac. one of the benefits of low marketshare. (or maybe they do exist, and are so good at hiding their presence that i've never noticed them, or heard anything about them) Reply 2 of 7 killer2239 Posts: 110member November 4, 2003 4:37PM I was wondering same thing if it did. I heard there were none. But how can there be none? Like how does it not put itself on mac or whatever. I dont understand that part of it. As of being a proud owner of 17" PB 1.33ghz on 10/15/03, not 1 complaint yet. Except i kinda wish i got 12 or 15" when i use it layin in bed, haha. Reply 3 of 7 bunge Posts: 7,329member November 4, 2003 6:22PM Browser cookies are the only spyware I know of on the Mac. Reply 4 of 7 alcimedes Posts: 5,486member November 4, 2003 7:06PM it's like viruses.they just don't work. Reply 5 of 7 mac man 020581 Posts: 632member November 4, 2003 7:28PM Is Windows Media Player a piece of spyware? Reply 6 of 7 pensieve Posts: 661member November 4, 2003 7:57PM Quote:Originally posted by Mac Man 020581 Is Windows Media Player a piece of spyware? If spyware == shitware, then yes. Otherwise, no. Reply 7 of 7 thunderpoit Posts: 709member November 4, 2003 9:11PM closest thing i saw to adware on a mac was direct connect from neo modus. every few min, it would try to throw a pop up window in safari. Sign In or Register to comment.