Anti Adware programs for Macs?

om2om2
Posted:
in Mac Software edited January 2014
Forgot to ask in my last post: are there Anti Adware programs for Macs?



Thanks.





OM

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 10
    I used to use a program called PithHelmet, but then I got a new computer, the license wouldn't cross-over, and I got lazy.
  • Reply 2 of 10
    mr. memr. me Posts: 3,219member
    There is no adware on the Mac.
  • Reply 3 of 10
    icfireballicfireball Posts: 2,594member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mr. Me


    There is no adware on the Mac.



    He speaks the truth.
  • Reply 4 of 10
    om2om2 Posts: 67member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by icfireball


    He speaks the truth.



    erm... why???

    that doesn't make sense.

    the worl is full of horrible people wiritng horrible programs.

    i cant believe no one has thought of writing for macs?



    or maybe it's the mac users who write the nasty programs for pc users?

    **joke**
  • Reply 5 of 10
    mr. memr. me Posts: 3,219member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by OM2


    erm... why???

    that doesn't make sense.

    the worl is full of horrible people wiritng horrible programs.

    i cant believe no one has thought of writing for macs?



    ...



    There are more things under Heaven and Earth than are dreamt of in your philosophy Horatio.--William Shakespeare in Hamlet



    There is no adware on MacOS X. Just because you cannot conceive of a platform where this stuff does not exist does not change that basic fact.
  • Reply 6 of 10
    keshkesh Posts: 621member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by OM2


    Forgot to ask in my last post: are there Anti Adware programs for Macs?



    Thanks.





    OM



    Right now, there's no adware for MacOS X, and the only viruses are "proof of concept," nothing you're going to catch on your machine. The closest thing to adware are those damn popups, pop-unders and annoying Flash ads on websites.
  • Reply 7 of 10
    icfireballicfireball Posts: 2,594member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by OM2


    erm... why???

    that doesn't make sense.

    the worl is full of horrible people wiritng horrible programs.

    i cant believe no one has thought of writing for macs?



    or maybe it's the mac users who write the nasty programs for pc users?

    **joke**



    Two things:



    1) The way Mac OS X deals with applications is very straight-forward and upfront. All applications are in the applications folder and that contains virtually all of the applications stuff except for user settings, templates, clip art, licensing, and other resources. This makes it very hard to have adware that isn't built directly into the program (if it wasn't it would be obvious). And if it is built directly into the program, you were not responsible with the software you chose. At any rate, there are no known programs for Mac OS X that act as Ad Ware.



    2) People just don't seem to be interested in developing viruses and other malicious software for macs. No proof of concept virus ever for Mac OS X has ever been self-propagating, and it seems very very hard to do with the Mac OS X operating system. The Mac OS X operating system has loads of things that could be exploited, but does however have less flaws than Windows, and as previously said, is hard to have a self-propagating device.
  • Reply 8 of 10
    om2om2 Posts: 67member
    kewl!

    why oh why hadn't anyone told me about the world of macs before.

    why are you guys keeping it a secret - tell the world!

    goodbye pc world.
  • Reply 9 of 10
    mr. memr. me Posts: 3,219member
    Don't blame me. I've been telling my friends and colleagues about the Mac and demonstrating it to them for 17 years.
  • Reply 10 of 10
    om2om2 Posts: 67member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Mr. Me


    Don't blame me. I've been telling my friends and colleagues about the Mac and demonstrating it to them for 17 years.



    ok, i'll let you off.

    but the rest of the mac community need prosecuting with long jail sentances.

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