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    I am told MAC computers do not get viruses - why is that?

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    mycatsmom
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    maybe b/c they don't go out in public ; -)

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    hector5559: That silly its a computor ,it dont snease,O,L,L,

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    They can get a virus but they are less prone to virus's. 


    Macs are significantly less vulnerable to viruses than windows. some people will tell you this is because Macs have a smaller market share so less people target them, but this is wrong. Macs are less prone to viruses because they run on the Unix kernel. In Windows a file can auto execute (run without any input from you) however in a mac a file cannot auto execute you need to manually type in a password to run an executable file. This needed input makes it more difficult to run a virus on a mac or any computer that runs unix or linux. http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100407135458AA9tsR1



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