Justin Long's a Liar, Apple Tells Mac Users to Install Antivirus Software

21

Comments

+ Add a Comment
avatar

yup1957

cheaper? I just picked up a package containing Norton 2009 internet security with free upgrade to 2010 when released, System works, and Ghost. After rebates I gain a panny. Well I guess I have to add 1 buck for postage to send in the two rebates.

 Worth it to me considering Symantec wants $60 to renew online just for internet security 2009 

avatar

jesicajame

Have you ever tried Search-and-destroy Antispyware? If you answered no, then you should give it a try. Over the years I have used many different types of antispyware and this is one of the best that I have ever tried. I was surprised and delighted to find that I could purchase it for a lower price than I could buy Norton and other similar scans that produce the same results. That makes it even better. Antispyware solution from Search-and-destroy can find the same kinds of bugs as these more expensive programs and is easy to get. Just click here http://www.Search-and-destroy.com and you can see how well it really works for yourself.

avatar

jesicajame

Have you ever tried Search-and-destroy Antispyware? If you answered no, then you should give it a try. Over the years I have used many different types of antispyware and this is one of the best that I have ever tried. I was surprised and delighted to find that I could purchase it for a lower price than I could buy Norton and other similar scans that produce the same results. That makes it even better. Antispyware solution from Search-and-destroy can find the same kinds of bugs as these more expensive programs and is easy to get. Just click here http://www.Search-and-destroy.com and you can see how well it really works for yourself.

avatar

electronic

If you listen to the add he never says macs are immune.  It is true that windows based viruses usually don't effect macs, and it is true most virus writers target windows.

avatar

hogkill

someone should write a virus with a dancing Justin Long singing "never gonna let you up", while it writes over all the key system files

avatar

brokenmoth08

It should also completly fill the hard drive cus when there are apples there are worms >:D

avatar

GreenTurtle

HAHAHA!!!!LOL!!!!!! That's awesome!!!

avatar

c8503

great job guys - this story came out three days ago across the web. and apple has already pulled the page AND made statements that they've always supported adding anti-virus software to Macs (which they have). Are you guys actually doing anything? Or just poorly re-hashing old news articles.

 Please up your game.

 -Loyal reader.

 PS. there hasn't been a single successful virus to affect macs to date. it was a precautionary memo as there were two ineffective attempts at wide-spead mac os X malware floating around the net. the precaution is probably related to macs increasing their market share (~9%) meanwhile your beloved microsoft declines.

MSFT still holds just shy of 90% of the market, and I own a Vista machine so attempts to label this poster as a mac-freak/hippy would be misplaced. But the spin MPC has put on articles boasting about the failsauce Windows 7 while trying to piss on Apple just decreases the validity of this publication.

avatar

nekollx

actually Apply ACTIVLY DISCOURAGES antivirus before this point. I have a Mac Pro 2008 eddition at work. When i noticed no antivirus and called mac on it they told me "not to worry about it. Macs don't need antivirus"

avatar

Khaled

I use a Mac and a Windows XP based PC and I was never infected by a virus on neither.

avatar

winmaster

Now those stupid mac users can taker their "My Mac is secure, unlike you PC's I don't need antivirus." and shove it up their ass. I've always known that the only reason Mac's didn't need antivirus was because nobody cared enough to write a virus for them. Windows 95 users need not install anti-virus for the same reason, its too old for modern viruses to work. Unfortunately, Mac's will start coming with iAntivirus Lepard.

 

Wait! I just realized something. Macs already do come with some form of antivirus. When I took a vido production class that used Mac's, the instructor would plug his Mac book Pro into a desktop, which would respond by scanning the entire laptop for viruses before it would let him use it. That's a mac for ya. LOL.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

avatar

Antilogic81

Amazing, my prediction was right, soon as I heard that commercial I said to myself "You know, making claims like that will garner unwanted attention from virus programmers."

 

It's really sad too, I know more than one mac lover who told me they don't need anti-spyware or anti-virus software because of the immaculate design that is the mac os. I laughed then, and I'm laughing now - I'm sure apple raked in some great dough from apple users who bought into that bs and sent their pc to apple for repairs.  If there was any real doubt as to windows security measures we would have all made the switch by now. Fact is, a smart operator can keep his computer safe, and that goes for any operating system.

avatar

GreenTurtle

 I have been waiting for this day to arrive LOL!!!!! I'm sure most geeks like myself knew this; but Apple finally admitted to it !!!! I wonder if it will make the Maclife front page or if they'll try to hide it in the back somewhere. One more stupid commercial down........ Unfortunately....... many more to go.

avatar

C0mPw1z

This article made me laugh.  Pretty much now, there is no reason to buy a mac.  Sure I won't deny that a mac is built with quality... and by quality i mean if you loved to build with legos as a child then you will sure love this 1 piece-o' crap machinery, but seriously... Apple computers are supposed to be known to keep the nasty viruses away... now that its been revealed to just be a fraud os, and its true colors can be seen, do we all smell a fresh batch of "down with apple's market share" cookies? I mean comon... besides the fanatics who will stay with mac until we find computers obsolete... what normal human being won't go for the cheap... better performance... more customizable... more reliable... non apple... pc.

P.S. take a loot at my subject... i think it fits perfectly here.

avatar

JDK

Why is anyone even paying attention to the Mac hype machine anymore?  Mac folks are only concerned with what flavor Kool Aid Steve Jobs is making for them.  The bizarre crap I've heard come out of die hard mac users mouths is nothing short of moronic.  But seeing as how I dont think I'm the only one whos dealt with Mac silliness such as...yes this happened to me....a Mac user explaining to me that Macs never crash while he's recorvering from a crash...I've stopped listening.

 

Now excuse me while I go buy an AppleTV.

 

 

Make mine Grape flavored Mr. Jobs!

 

avatar

Da Man

Hey Maximum PC don't fall into the Mac lying Hype, the comment "Talk to any Mac-inite and he'll tell you how secure his Mac is compared to your Windows-based PC. And admittedly, he's right."

As any security professional knows, admittedly he's wrong, given the last few years of zero day exploits, 3rd party reports, SANS and other security conferences and contests, the list goes on. Apple OS is one of the worst on exploits. And I'm not even including Quicktime in that analysis, though I have to include the horribly insecure Safari.

Ok enough ranting, it's just good to know that Apple's misinformation campaign is finally becoming derailed... unfortunately too many "normal" users have already accepted this information as truth.

 

avatar

nekollx

Justin a Lier? Noooooo! i mean he never lies. Am i supose to now question the comercial when PC spends more money to make comencials then fix Vista's disasterious OS flaws...

 

oh wait SP1 did that....

 

Justin Long IS a liar!

avatar

horzo

Hehehe...

 

avatar

kevin00000000001

You really know your stuff... Keep up the good work!

asus laptops(http://www.logicalblueone.com.au/store/)

avatar

Bender2000

Apple removes a marketing point, but we are all the better for it. Maybe they'll build in virus protection like they do other apps like DVD player and e-mail. Now your buddies at MacLife have to jump to get the best anti-virus article in the next issue. Think they'll introduce a virus scanner in January?

avatar

Talcum X

 "Truth in Advertising"   (or the lack there of)

 

***********

Every morning is the dawn of a new error.

"In Ireland, there are more drunks per capita than people."  -  Peter Griffin

Log in to MaximumPC directly or log in using Facebook

Forgot your username or password?
Click here for help.

Login with Facebook
Log in using Facebook to share comments and articles easily with your Facebook feed.