Is adware or spyware an issue on a Mac?

in General Discussion edited January 2014
And if so, what can be done to combat it?


  • Reply 1 of 7
    thuh freakthuh freak Posts: 2,664member
    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)
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    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.
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    bungebunge Posts: 7,329member
    Browser cookies are the only spyware I know of on the Mac.
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    alcimedesalcimedes Posts: 5,486member
    it's like viruses.

    they just don't work.
  • Reply 5 of 7
    Is Windows Media Player a piece of spyware?
  • Reply 6 of 7

    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
    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.
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