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omac Apr 9, 2002 08:38 AM
virus signs ?
how do you tell if you've got a virus ?

my mac takes at least 10-20 seconds to display the desktop once its restarted - could this be a sign of viral infection ?

what is the best free cure or do i have to bite the bullet & pay what seems a lot for something like norton etc?
 
Cipher13 Apr 9, 2002 11:03 AM
You have nothing to worry about. That's "normal".

Chances are you'll never get a virus on a Mac; don't bother with protection. Honestly, you have no need.

Delete the "Servers" folder from your System Folder to fix the problem (under OS9).
 
omac Apr 9, 2002 12:12 PM
thanks for the info

i also use adsl ( bit like cable ) for net connections - do i really need a firewall for this , or like a virus , am i ok with a mac ?

seems to be the best thing about owning a mac , one of anyway , is lack of viruses ??

thanx again.
 
Cipher13 Apr 10, 2002 08:41 AM
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Originally posted by omac:
<STRONG>thanks for the info

i also use adsl ( bit like cable ) for net connections - do i really need a firewall for this , or like a virus , am i ok with a mac ?

seems to be the best thing about owning a mac , one of anyway , is lack of viruses ??

thanx again.</STRONG>
Are you running OS9 or OSX?

If you're running OS9, you have the most secure system on the Internet.

Don't run any servers, and you'll be fine; even if you DO, however, you'll be fine :)

As for OSX, well, then a firewall would be a good idea.
 
IUJHJSDHE Apr 10, 2002 11:33 AM
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Originally posted by Cipher13:
<STRONG>

Are you running OS9 or OSX?

If you're running OS9, you have the most secure system on the Internet.

Don't run any servers, and you'll be fine; even if you DO, however, you'll be fine :)

As for OSX, well, then a firewall would be a good idea.</STRONG>
Doesent OS X have an inbuilt firewall?
 
Cipher13 Apr 11, 2002 08:13 AM
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Originally posted by IUJHJSDHE:
<STRONG>

Doesent OS X have an inbuilt firewall?</STRONG>
Yes, but it must be activated and configured before it's any use.
 
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