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Macs can't get viruses? Answered

I've heard that macs cant get viruses because their coding is different or something.

What would happen if you were to access a virus site on a mac?

Can anyone also explain why exactly people say that macs cant get visures? aside from the fact that most viruses are for windows

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LinuxH4x0r
LinuxH4x0r

Reply 13 years ago

yes, like you said it is mostly a permission issue, and that they aren't as popular.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

13 years ago

. Macs can and do get viruses. As the good Doctor mentioned, the Mac is a less popular platform and thus a less likely target for malware writers. Cross-platform environments (eg, Java) can allow malware to run under more than one OS.

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 13 years ago

just like firefox and IE. Since more people use IE, its the most targeted.

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VoodooWitchDr.
VoodooWitchDr.

13 years ago

Macs are set up differently from windows, and most viruses are written for windows. Thus, Macs have a lower chance of getting a virus.