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Once they fix this, a new trojan will be released, like the first in almost every way, and Apple owners will go nuts over it.
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post #22 of 30
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Originally Posted by james_ant View Post

Good thing I have windows, I don't have to worry about viruses or malware.

Ahahaha, that just cracked me up lol

On a serious note though, I'm sorry for all those mac people that got infected. Please get an anti-virus
    
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Originally Posted by james_ant View Post

Good thing I have windows, I don't have to worry about viruses or malware.

Ahahaha, that just cracked me up lol

On a serious note though, I'm sorry for all those mac people that got infected. Please get an anti-virus

I'm not. Gimme more money for cleaning up that trash. Even easier to milk than the non-experienced Windows users.
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I almost want to make a post on my university facebook saying 99 dollars, and I'll get rid of your mac infestation! LOL

Yeah the average windows users .....not that bright either.
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I almost want to make a post on my university facebook saying 99 dollars, and I'll get rid of your mac infestation! LOL

Yeah the average windows users .....not that bright either.

They're not, that's not my point. The "average" Mac user (just like the average Windows user) doesn't have a clue how to eliminate such infections. My point is the Mac audience is just easier to convince to shell out more cash for the job. When a co-worker/friend of a friend asks me if I can fix their Mac, I immediately tell them it'll be upwards of $100 and they don't even debate the price. My usual Windows repair (re-image being the most common service) is $50, and even then they say it's a bit too much for the 1-2 hour job. It's sad because I'm not even all that experienced with the Mac OS overall. It doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out how to eliminate computer viruses.
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post #26 of 30
I've never understood how updates get missed...I mean, by default Windows and Macs both have check for updates set to automatic. I do tech support for a living and I'm amazed at how many customers are extremely out of date..I'm talking XP without any service packs out of date.

As for Mac users not being tech savvy, I think it goes both ways, a large percentage of users for each OS have no idea what they are doing.
    
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post #27 of 30
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Good thing I have windows, I don't have to worry about viruses or malware.

this. I can also play REAL games using the lastest graphics biggrin.gif
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post #28 of 30
It really is scary, wish people would take more care with things as personal as their computers.
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post #29 of 30
Quote:
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It really is scary, wish people would take more care with things as personal as their computers.

The same goes for cars. You'd think that something that people use for hours every day and heavily depend on would merit knowing basic maintenance. Hardly any of my friends know how to check their oil, and I have little hope of the general public figuring out something as simple as clicking "install updates."

Stupid people will always get malware and need someone to fix it, no matter what system they're using. Almost every dollar I've received for work has been from IT jobs, saving stupid people from the stupid mistakes they make on a daily basis.
    
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post #30 of 30
Quote:
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Good thing I have windows, I don't have to worry about viruses or malware.

couldnt have said it better myself! lol:thumb:
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