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    Hello!
    Although I do not own Apple PCs' or Laptops, I was recently told that they do not need anti-virus software or any other system programs such as SuperAntiSpyware or CCleaner. Is this true? I did see that Pilform released a version of CCleaner for Macs so I wanted to get the correct answer(s) from one or more of you.

    I do have an iPhone but not by choice. I have wondered often what browsing the web does to it. Clearing history, cache and cookies can't possibly be enough.

    Good day to all of you!

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    It's true - Mac viruses really do exist, although fewer viruses target the Mac OS compared to Windows. In addition, there are cross-platform threats that can impact Mac users. Though the risk of cross-platform threats is relatively small, it's a risk that is on the increase as attackers move to Java and other third-party software exploits.
    Information from:
    The Best Mac Antivirus Software

    The Free Anti-Virus Solution for Mac OS X
    ClamXav is a free virus scanner for Mac OS X. It uses the very popular ClamAV open source antivirus engine as a back end and has the ability to detect both Windows and Mac threats.
    ClamXav

    Others may address your other questions too!

    Joe

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    Thanks Zep!

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    You're welcome