How many known viruses are there for Mac?
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Although there have been known self replicating virus's to attack the OSX - they are not self propagating and do require user input in some manner (i.e. opening a bad email or clicking a link). The most common form of virus are trojans from some bad websites. Smart browsing and wise installation will keep you protected from trojans, though, because you must choose to install them and then input your password for them to install. There are 26 out of 71,000 known viruses.
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Many the only ones I know of are just a small handfull of how many there could possibly be (torojan horse, some kind of weird name like Bot ___, and a few others) the closest number is 300
There are a ton of viruses for Mac OSX and every other operating system known to man. To say there aren't viruses or to say that a computer is incapable of flaws is just plain ignorant. Computers are created by humans and are inherently flawed. Until we become perfect we will not be able to make a c…omputer that is perfectly safe from hacks. However, the more Mac computers that are sold means the more viruses that are likely to show up for them. The short answer, there are too many Mac viruses to count. There is however a large myth in the Mac community that viruses for Macs don't exist, this is 100% false. The best explanation for this is that when you get a virus for a Mac there is rarely a solution other than returning it for a new one. Hopefully at that point its under warranty and you can be sure that the Mac technicians won't admit it was a virus. ( Full Answer )
Prior to OS X, there were viruses written for Apple Macintosh computers. Any operating system on which software can be installed at all is potentially vulnerable to infection from a virus, which is itself a form of software. An operating system cannot distinguish good software from bad software; thi…s is usually done by antivirus scanners or behavior monitoring programs. In the past, bona fide "viruses" were mostly targeted at specific groups or individuals, such as politicians and high-profile clergymen, most of whom are non-technical users who will use whatever their employers provide (most likely Windows). But in the recent decades average users have been intentionally attacked for the purpose of notoriety or to cause grief. Viruses in themselves are intentionally destructive, rather than stealing information or providing control over someone's machine. While virus creation and infection has been on the downturn in favor of malware, infection is still entirely possible and not to be ruled out. These days most malicious programs in the wild are Trojan horses. Software which supposes to be something it really is not, Like "MacDefender", or "AntiVirus 2011". Besides Trojans, there are also a lot of spyware and exploits that can infect a computer remotely and surreptitiously, usually through a Web browser. Unlike viruses, which are written out of malice, these parasites are written for profit, be it to direct a botnet to attack other networks, or to steal user information to sell to identity thieves. Apple's Web site says that "a Mac is 100 percent safe from viruses designed to attack PCs." This is true; otherwise, Apple could face a class-action lawsuit. The loophole is a single, clever subtlety in the phrase, " designed to attack PCs. " There are in fact some Trojans written for Mac OS X, but no viruses. While Apple announces that their systems are "more resistant to attack" There are professional security researchers who have successfully compromised both Macs and Windows computers remotely, as well as other operating systems for PCs, servers, and even mobile devices like the iPhone. It is widely believed that Unix-based operating systems cannot be infected at root level unless the user authorizes it with a password; this is untrue. All platforms have known privilege escalation vulnerabilities, and more are being discovered all the time. At the time of writing, Windows users remain by far the most likely to encounter viruses, or any other type of malware/unwanted programs. In over 20 years, the total count of Mac viruses is about 50 (all prior to Mac OS X). There are thousands for Windows. However, The unfortunate truth is ALL computers are susceptible to viruses or attack. While the fallacy that "Mac's can't get viruses" is pushed by Apple, the truth of the matter is they are just as susceptible as windows users except they aren't being directly targeted being that Macintosh used to run less than 6% of the global operating system market share (Source: C|Net). As more users are moving over to the Macintosh OS, they recently have been receiving more malware traffic. Macs require signed software, making it difficult to get malware to run. But naive users make it's built in protections nearly useless like in the MacDefender malware exploit from 2011. The software required the user to accept the installation, under the guise of protection, but it turned out to be malware, launching pornographic websites while warning you that you have Malware installed and offering you to purchase the Full version of MacDefender to remove the fake virus for a large sum of money. (Source: C|net) Recently a new threat has surfaced caused by a Java exploit, in which Apple took 6 weeks after Oracle (the current owner of Java) to patch (Source: Forbes), allowing more than 2 percent (Source: ComputerWorld) of scanned Macintosh systems to become compromised. Kapersky noted through an experiment that over 600,000 systems were connected to their experimental C&C (Command and Control) botnet server, over 98% are heuristically detected to have been Macintosh systems. (Source: SecureList) So to say that Apple Computers do not get Viruses is a commonly perpetuated fallacy, pushed by Apple, and naive Mac users alike. The truth is that no computer system or operating system is truly secure, or free of viruses and malware. All computers are at the same risks for viruses and spyware. (And Mac's can carry Windows viruses and can possibly infect Windows machines via Network, Hard Drive, or USB Jump Drive) So users need to be careful about what websites they visit and what they download off the internet because malware is everywhere and can really cause problems no matter what OS or computer manufacturer. ( Full Answer )
YES! Less than for PC because mac is still only 5% of computer market, but they do exist and can do just as much harm as windows variants http://antivirus.about.com/od/macintoshresource/Macintosh_Viruses_and_Mac_Virus_Resources.htm ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ who… ever wrote that is an idiot. There are a handful, at most, of what could be called viruses for the Mac OS X platform. However, they are simply not as effective, and never can be, as viruses for Windows XP. This is down to the way the system is written. You have distinct layers of the OS - the user only uses the top layer of it all and has to enter passwords specifically to access anything that could be damaged. So, due to this protection, a user would have to purposefully allow the virus onto their machine. Secondly, the apple market is much smaller than that held by Microsoft with its Windows platform, so there is less reason to create a virus in the first place - why create something to attack Mac's when the same effort could be expended making one that attacks many more machines. One caveat here though is that complacency is a bad idea. We should not be sitting there trusting anything and everything we come across on the net - as this may well lead to virus problems. ( Full Answer )
Its a pretty much impossible question to answer as new viruses are created all the time and sometimes old viruses resurface or a modified by a new malicious coder. What you should be aware of is that there are always viruses that are "in the wild" and that is why protection has to be constantly upda…ted, to deal with the new and changing threats. ( Full Answer )
Billions.... and billions...... and billions.... and billions.... You can make a virus that will start deleting your windows/programs with notepad... Hope this helped :)
I guess probably no one can answer this question .. There exists plenty of types of viruses and trust me a lot of viruses exist :)
Currently there are six kinds of Macs. . MacBook . MacBook Pro . MacBook Air . iMac . Mac Mini . Mac Pro According to the average of many studies with results ranging from 12% to 5%, 6.82% of computers connected to the internet are Mac's. Estimates of internet connected computers ranging bet…ween 600 million and 1.2 billion. So if you say 6.82% of 1 billion internet connected computers are Mac's that's roughly 68.1 million internet connected Mac's. But that's only an estimate based on some basic figures. Including older Mac's no longer in use the total probably comes up to over 100 million. ( Full Answer )
(answer) Yes. The Pirate Bay itself and the torrents contain "many" viruses (although the torrents are unrelated and somewhat more trusted than the Pirate Bay). Without some basic computer skills, most people will end up ruining their computer simply by searching for a torrent as you will be redri…cted by script of the TPB to a third party site, which usually runs an .exe file without your permission. Remember that like any criminal underworld, The Pirate Bay is dangerous and filled with unwanted illegal entities. The best way to avoid the many viruses, is to avoid the Pirate Bay itself, but if you want to take the risk there are ways to avoid them. (one way to avoid viruses) One way to do this is by getting an anti-virus program (obviously) and adding The Pirate Bay to your list of restricted sites (internet explorer) you will not be able to download anything, not even torrents but can still browse the site. But that is why some BitTorrent programs allow you to add links from websites so that you can download the torrent from your Torrent program. (why they have viruses on their site) Why do they redirect you to virus filled websites? Because it makes them millions every year. They may disclaim that they have nothing to do with the viruses, but trust me or anyone that knows about the internet and The Pirate Bay that they are being paid to script their site so that random visitors will be doomed upon entry. (illegal risks) There are several agencies and many companies worldwide who are trying their best to make sure that you don't download copyrighted material. As much of the content on Pirate Bay is being distributed without authorization, beware of the consequences. ( Full Answer )
viruses are gay and they should all die :| i hate them because they remind me of the teletubbies, and i hate the teletubbies.
There are no active viruses attacking Mac OS X. If you are running Windows on the Mac then it can become infected with the many viruses that attack Windows.
Yes. Macintosh and other UNIX based systems are still at risk of getting viruses and trojans, however they are extremely rare.
One reason that Macs aren't as vulnerable to viruses is because some of their anti-virus and security features are run on the Unix Kernel-one of the best and oldest out there.. Another reason is that many more users are familiar with Windows rather than Macs. I, myself, am one of those people-well,… almost. Therefore, creators of viruses most likely use the Windows platform and write them in Windows Code, which means that only Windows Computers can execute these viruses-but Windows Emulators, available for Macs and Apple computers, can execute it too. So you'd be better off running an antivirus program, because your Windows Emulator can spread the virus to your Mac. ( Full Answer )
There are no active viruses infecting Mac OS X. What are commonly called computer viruses are in reality viruses that infect the Windows operating system. Mac users, like any other computer user, can be tricked into downloading and installing malware on their Mac but such problems are limited to tha…t user and do not affect other Mac users. ( Full Answer )
Because very few viruses can be written in a way to infect both macs and pcs, and since there are many more pcs out there, that's usually what they write for. Answer Macs are just as able to get viruses as any other computer. Macs, however, have an operating system that is different than the Win…dows systems run by most other PCs At present, Macintoshes represent only about 6% of the computers in use, worldwide. In the US, only about 10% of computers hooked up to the internet. Since most viruses are propagated thru the internet, any virus written to attack Macs has only a one in ten chance of finding another mac to infect. The result of that is that the MAC virus can not achieve the chain reaction effect that you see in PC viruses. As in real disease, a population of people or computers, must have a certain threshold percentage of vulnerable individuals for any virus to propagate wildly. ( Full Answer )
Well Known Viruses are Worms, Trojan Horses and Logic Bombs.... These wires have the capacity to spread over the n/w and crash or damages the others system.... some other viruses are there but they will effect with in the system only....
Mac computers barely have any viruses available on them because its harder to program viruses for them......so no ps2 game will not give viruses
In the past, Macs have been hacked, and there is malware out there (such as viruses and worms) for Mac computers. While it is rare to see them, you should be careful nonetheless. Don't open suspicious files and links sent through email and, if you're concerned you may have any viruses on your comput…er (including Windows viruses, which you could still pass on to friends through email), you should consider running an antivirus on your computer. Sophos Anti-Virus works well on Macs, and Kaspersky Anti-Virus recently released a Mac product which I haven't tested (but is supposed to be quite good). In the strictest sense of the word, there are no viruses affecting a computer running the latest version of Mac OS X (though there is a small amount of other malware for OS X on the internet). If you exercise caution and common sense in navigating the internet, using email, etc. then chances are you will not ever have to worry. Users of jailbroken iPhones should, however, change the root password on the phone to something other than the default, since there are a few iPhone worms capable of infecting jailbroken phones. Since Apple doesn't support jailbroken phones officially, those who have their iPhones infected are on their own. ( Full Answer )
Its only depend what virus that infect your computer and also there is different kind and types of viruses out there that have different use for intrusion to our systems. think it help. joven albarida
Following are some well know computer viruses i find. *Birthday Virus - Keeps advancing your clock by another year. *Mario Cuomo Virus - a very powerful virus, if it would ever run. *Politically Correct Virus - prefers to call itself an "electronic microorganism". *Oprah Winfrey Virus… - first appears on system as a 120 KB file, later swells to 200 KB, then returns to its original size. Periodic printouts appear to keep you surprised. *AT&T Virus - constantly reminds you how it's giving you much better service than the other viruses. *Sprint Virus - Periodically runs sound file of a pin dropping. *MCI Virus - Encourages you to send it to your friends and family. *Ollie North Virus - Converts your printer into a paper shredder. *Nike Virus - Just does it. *Ross Perot Virus - runs for awhile, leaves the system, then re-appears, but with less effect. *Airport Virus - You're in (insert location), but your data are in (exotic foreign destination). *Arnold Virus - stays resident after it terminates. It'll be back. *Right-to-life Virus - before allowing you to delete any file, it first asks you if you've considered the alternatives. *Gridlock Virus - Keeps shuffling information that it calls 'bills' between your CPU and BUS, sending messages like 'House Bill #xxxx is unacceptable to Senate'. Never gets any work done. *Right-Wing-Hardliner Virus - Won't allow any changes on your system, but keeps saying that things will get better as soon as it takes over the Whitehouse. *Left-Wing-Drivel Virus - Deletes all monetary files, but keeps smiling and sending messages about how the economy is going to get better. *Government Economist Virus - nothing works on your system, but all your diagnostic software says everything is just fine. *Dan Quayle Virus - prevents your processes from spawning any child without first joining into a binary network. Also said to cause speling erors in files stored on your disk. *Jack Kevorkian Virus - enables irreparably damaged files to delete themselves. *Bobbit virus - It turns a 7.5meg hardrive to a 3 1/2 inch floppy drive. *Al Gore UNIX Virus - Whenever you inquire about one of your environment variables, it shows you the current setting, but then tacks on an alarmist message concerning the future of the variable. *Tipper Gore Virus - When you attempt to play any sound file, it pops up a warning window stating that some lyrics may be unsuitable for children. *Ponzi Virus - It logs onto your bank's computer and transfers $1 into the accounts of the owners of the last 10 computers it was on. It then attaches itself to the next 10 items of mail you send. *Joke Virus - poses as a harmless list of funny computer virus names! For avoiding and preventing these viruses, you'd better install antivirus program to protect your computer. For antivirus program you can visit: http://www.globalshareware.com/Utilities/Antivirus/ Hope can help you. Good luck! ( Full Answer )
Although often referred to as computer viruses most viruses are Windows viruses that exploit the many weak points in the Windows operating system. The virus can be installed without the knowledge of the user (equally Microsoft can install updates to the operating system without a users knowledge or …authorisation) whereas with Mac OS X an admin has to authorise the installation. Mac OS X has a separate area for the essential operating system files that cannot be accessed unless a user logs in with a Root user account and so they cannot be manipulated by a virus. With a Windows machine software known as a RootKit can replace such vital system executables and hide the fact that they are being manipulated from the user. (See links below) ( Full Answer )
Mac is virus free because firstly, they got a small market share. Virus writers would rather focus on Windows to control large number of computers because that's what the majority is using. Next, Mac OS X, with its Unix-based file system and kernel, is harder to infect with a self-replicating progra…m. ( Full Answer )
None, Zwinky has no viruses otherwise had one in my two years of playing it.
Computer viruses are NOT bugs! A bug is an unintended error in the code as written by a programmer. A virus is a piece of code intended by its programmer to do something, usually bad, to a computer and spread to other computers. . The term 'bug' was first used by Grace Hopper on Septembe…r 9th, 1945 when a real bug, a moth, short-circuited an early computer on relay number 70 Panel F, of the MARK II Aiken Relay Calculator, in the Harvard University. The operators of the computer said they had "debugged" the computer, and ever since then the terms has not changed. ( Full Answer )
There are no viruses that affect Mac OS X. There is always a possibility that a user may be tricked into downloading and installing (with their administrators password) some form of malware. There is no record of this ever happening when using Disney's ToonTown.
who knows? there might be alot or a little to tell you my mum got a virus virus windows won't stop showing up we haad to reset all the data my dad got a protection for it besides maybe they will try to break your protection the people who created the virus are pretty smart though also you can …get a virus from any download ( Full Answer )
Yes, there are viruses and other malware that can affect Macintoshcomputers. However, they are not widespread because the percentageof Web-connected computers running Mac OS is quite low and thustransmission is difficult. Macs have more glitches that could beexploited, but because they are fewer in …number and at lowdiffusion throughout the Internet they are, in practical terms,immune to almost all current threats. ( Full Answer )
It's not true that macs can't get viruses, but the chances are MANY, MANY times lower than pcs.
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There are no viruses that affect Mac OS X. If a Mac is running the Windows operating system then it is liable to be infected by the thousands of viruses that exploit the inherent vulnerabilities in Windows.
There are more than a dozen viruses that can cause encephalitis, spread by either human-to human contact or by animal bites
Scientists do not know how many viruses there are because new ones are constantly being made from old ones joining.
probably one of the silliest question ever known to mankind. millions of viruses are created and hunted every week, how can you ask for specific numbers you noodle
No. Mac computers are more secure, and have a very difficult code for the computer. There are only a few mac viruses.
Apple products can get viruses. Way more people over the world use Windows and are more familiar with it than they are with an Apple product. That makes Windows the main target.
The number of viruses that Microsoft computers get can not be counted, because once you are on the internet without a protection you are vulnerable to virus infections.
So far there are no known virus's in the open. Not to say there never will but just not right now. There are a few Malware issues tho but there are a few free Malware/Anti-Virus programs you can download to be safe if you want.
The "You Are An Idiot" virus is fake. Just a Java code. Also, Goggle.com is fake.
Only if you got the free version (web browser only) from minecraft.net the official web site of Minecraft.
Many thousands of computer viruses are known but the most common are: Encrypted Viruses - The encrypted virus is probably the most difficult kind of bug to detect and the most difficult to stop. You may accidentally have downloaded one of these bugs and before you know it, your entire computer c…an be infected. Many top virus protection programs miss encrypted viruses because these bugs use a different form of encryption every time. When the bug wants to run wild, it decrypts itself. In most cases, your virus protection can then identify it and stop it. 2. Secret Viruses - These types of viruses will make changes to files on your computer, or completely replace files, but then try to trick your computer and your anti virus program into thinking that the originals are being used. Most advanced virus protection programs can stop these common computer viruses dead in their tracks. 3. Time Delay Viruses - These types of viruses take a much slower, more disciplined path towards ruining your computer. Instead of instantly trying to take over your computer the moment you download them, they will wait and slowly infect files bit by bit. You may not have been online for days but then suddenly find yourself with an infection. These common computer viruses are the reason why you should run your virus protection every few days, just in case. 4. The Anti-Virus Virus - Believe it or not, there are viruses out there that do nothing more than attack your pre-installed anti virus program in hopes of disabling it so other viruses can then be downloaded. This is why many people have a virus protection program as well as a separate anti-spyware or anti-malware program on their computer. 5. The Multi-Headed Virus - This is one of the most nefarious bugs on the whole Internet. Not only are there parts of this virus that will attach themselves to .exe files on your computer, but it will also affect your computer's start up so that you begin running the virus every time you turn your computer on automatically. 6. The Misdirection Virus - This type of virus is downright scary. It has a built in subprogram that is made to give false readings to your virus protection software. You think you have a bug in one directory, when, in fact, the virus is busy harming your computer in a whole other area. 7. A Cloning Virus - The cloning virus is an old fashioned type of bug. When you download it, it will quickly create duplicates for .exe files you have on your computer, hoping that you'll click on it when you really mean to click on a healthy program you already have. 8. The Author Virus - When you download a virus, it usually attaches itself to a program and then runs when you run that program. The Author Virus, on the other hand, finds an .exe file and actually deletes and rewrites code so that the program is changed. Few common computer viruses run this way since the level of virus needs to be so sophisticated. 9. The Bad Penny Virus - The very first computer virus to ever hit the Internet was a Bad Penny virus. This is a bug that automatically passes itself on to everyone on a network or on the Internet unless something stops it. This was the whole reason why firewalls were invented. 10. When most of us think of viruses, we think of PC's running Windows software. However, there are a handful of bugs out there for the Mac. 11. Rewriting Virus - This bug made a habit out of rewriting some of your most needed files, as well as filling up your hard drive with all sorts of invisible files you couldn't normally see. 12. The Melissa Virus - This was a bug that hit everyone, both PC users and Mac users. It would automatically email itself to other people without permission. It can be extra harmful if you use a private mail server at your place of employment. The Melissa virus has gone down in history as one of the most common computer viruses of all time. . ( Full Answer )
Mac does get virus. People lie and say it doesn't. Those are just rumors. Apple products do get virus very often.
There is a known virus or malware to hit Mac called the Flashback Virus. It showed up through an update to the Adobe Flash player. Macs are usually known not to get viruses.
Rabbit Mac is known for rap and hip hop music. He was born in 1983 and has been active since 2005. One can watch a number of his videos on media sharing sites like YouTube.
There are many viruses that are linked to the stomach, however there are four well-known viruses. These are Rotavirus, Caliciviruses, Adenovirus, and Astrovirus. The Rotavirus is the leading cause of the stomach flu in children under five, though adults can have the Rotavirus as well. Caliciviruses …causes infection in children and adults. Adenovirus affects normally children two years old and younger. Astrovirus usually affects babies, young children, and the elderly. Each of these viruses have a main symptom of vomiting, as well as diarrhea. ( Full Answer )
The Mac software, Money is a software features include, budget planning, investment tracking and scheduled transaction. Money was first introduced in the year of 2003.
It is very uncommon for a MAC to get viruses, since they are their own "network" so to speak. They are not so widespread like windows for example, so they are not as likely to get viruses.
Yes, a MacBook Air might get a virus. It is very rare that a MacBook Air will get a virus but there are some malware programs out there that will infect a MacBook Air.
Mac Powell is an American born singer from Alabama. He and Mark Lee formed the Christian band Third Day. In 2001 he won Male Vocalist of the Year in the Gospel Music Awards.
The iMac g3 is best known for being the first model of the company Apple's iMac line of computers. This Apple computer model was first produced in 1998.
None, viruses are not made from cells. They are twists of geneticmaterial within a protein outer shell.