The 10 Golden Rules For Avoiding Viruses Like A Mac User

Do you want to use a computer without getting viruses, spyware and other nasty surprises?

Do you use Windows but yearn to be like a Mac user?

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If so, you need to learn the 10 golden rules of avoiding viruses like a Mac user –

Rule #1 – BUY A MAC

Because everybody knows that Macs don’t get viruses.

Rule #2 – USE A GOOD ANTIVIRUS PROGRAM

I’m hoping you already know what an antivirus program is.

If not, you’re lost and I’d recommend buying a Mac! 😀

An antivirus program is essential for dealing with all the threats on the internet which, as we know, only affect Windows machines.

Apparently.

So I’m told.

Rule #3 – BUY A MAC

Because everybody knows that Macs don’t get viruses.

Rule #4 – USE A FIREWALL

A firewall is a piece of software that acts as a barrier between your machine and the internet.

It prevents internet-based intruders from accessing your machine in addition to preventing any malicious programs already installed on your machine from contacting their hosts.

The newer versions of Windows come with a built-in firewall.

Macs don’t need one.

Probably.

Rule #5 – BUY A MAC

Because everybody knows that Macs don’t get viruses.

Rule #6 – DON’T DOWNLOAD PIRATED SOFTWARE

This should go without saying as it is illegal.

If you do accidentally download such files then you should be aware that a great many of them contain Trojans, keyloggers and viruses.

So don’t do it!

Mac users don’t download such files as their machines are too good to play games or watch mere movies.

Apparently.

Rule #7 – BUY A MAC

Because everybody knows that Macs don’t get viruses.

Rule #8 – STAY ALERT WHEN USING USB DRIVES

A USB drive can be infected just as easily as a regular hard drive before being passed around the office or from friend to friend.

This is just one of the ways in which the notorious Confiker worm was spread recently.

Mac users should be ok.

Macs don’t come with USB ports yet.

Do they?

Rule #9 – BUY A MAC

Because everybody knows that Macs don’t get viruses.

Rule #10 – MAKE REGULAR BACKUPS

Just in case you screw up.

Mac users don’t need to do this.

They never screw up.

Allegedly.

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

Comments

  1. Jan De Daele says:

    Sorry to say, but I think you have a virus. Rules #1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 are all the same!!!

  2. Thanks Tom :)

  3. LMAO this is too funny especially the geeky pic

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