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04-11-2012, 04:17 PM #21
04-11-2012, 06:17 PM #22
Use to osX users could argue, Apple builds better hardware, better OS that can't get a virus. Now Macs are built with the same CPU's, Ram etc...that window's based pc's are, the only difference is the case. So now Macs use the same hardware & get viruses also.If I can't mod it...I don't want it.
04-11-2012, 06:26 PM #23
04-11-2012, 07:09 PM #24
1. 1% infection rate when Mac commands around 5% global market share vs Windows PC's. 1% of one million is a lot different than 1% of 1 billion.
2. Last time I checked, Microsoft also patches security vulnerabilities in Windows, and Windows Updates have always been free. Your point?
3. Microsoft makes their own free virus scanner, but hey, don't take my word for it: Clicky-clicky! -> http://bit.ly/IhJvEY. Come to think of it too, I don't recall Microsoft ever "telling me" to buy 3rd party anything... Must've missed that in the manual. Hmm..
Don't you have homework to do?
(Psst.. your ignorance is showing..)
Last edited by Taranis17; 04-11-2012 at 07:18 PM.
04-11-2012, 08:08 PM #25
04-11-2012, 11:35 PM #26
When will Mac users realize that they aren't as vulnerable to virus's simply because they don't have the install base of Windows? Why would a hacker, who is trying to cause the most havoc possible, go after a small (albeit growing) percentage of users?
04-12-2012, 12:10 AM #27
04-12-2012, 02:50 PM #28
Oh man. I said Apple suffers less than 1% of the infection rate of Windows. I'm not talking about total Windows viruses VS total Mac viruses. While comical as sh*t, those numbers wouldn't be fair. What I'm talking about is infection RATES. Market share aside, if you took 10,000 random Win7 PCs and 10,000 random OSX machines, the infection rate of the OSX machines would be less than 1% of their PC counterparts. I'm willing to bet that more than 50% of American Windows based machines would fail a threat/malware scan.
The fact that the 2 OSX malware threats in the last 12 months that were wide spread (600,000 lol) made headline news across the tech world and beyond says it all. It isn't news when a PC has a new Trojan. It happens everyday. Sometimes twice.
5% market share!? Yeah. In 1997. They hold over 20% of the computer market today.
Microsoft releases minimal updates only to patch MAJOR threats WHEN they update for that reason. They usually don't. It's usually for compatibility and bug fixes. As for the NEED for 3rd party malware protection, they don't say it in expressed terms. They say it when their software goes public with more holes than a goddamn screen door and no fix in sight. Play stupid, bruh. That's about your only move on this one. Only 99.99999% of people with antivirus go with a 3rd party.
Oh, I nearly forgot. Next!
Last edited by Beastly L92; 04-12-2012 at 02:52 PM.
04-12-2012, 03:53 PM #29
I must say you guys both bring up very good points... I especially like the one above
04-13-2012, 11:16 AM #30
I wish to point out something many people don't appear to realize that 600,000 is the number of reported infections. There are always going to be cases that are not reported or known, unless you've polled everyone single possible user, and even then, you have to consider that there are people who don't even know they are infected, and thus will also not be included in such a tally. Urgo, it's impossible to know just how many infections there really are, but with something this wide spread, the actual number is going to be higher than just the known reported case count. This is true of any malware outbreak, regardless of platform.