Originally Posted by Nope oO
Kiddo, you still haven't learned the difference between a Virus and a Trojan:
There hasn't been a single case of a Virus for OS X even after a decade of development. OS 9 on the other hand, with only a tiny fraction of the current user-base, did have a couple Viruses. Now compare the few cases of generic malware that OS X does get from time to time to the thousands of new malware for Windows every week. No OS is immune from Viruses but so far
, there hasn't been any Viruses on OS X.
Ah, yes, when one fails to make a valid argument it is easy to just start with the name calling and other derogatory remarks, it makes it simple. Instead, of course, having to put up a logical defense that is founded in fact.
Trojans can self replicate, and self execute. Thus putting them in the same category as a Virus, additionally a Virus doesn't have to execute itself, but rather be executed by the end user, much like a Trojan.
Cisco on Viruses
Almost all viruses are attached to an executable file, which means the virus may exist on a system but will not be active or able to spread until a user runs or opens the malicious host file or program.
Cisco on Trojans
Users are typically tricked into loading and executing it on their systems.
Once upon a time there was a clear distinction between the various forms of malware, but with modern advances in computers that line has become blurred, or otherwise erased.
As for an OS X virus?
I already provided a few, you can turn a blind eye to them if you like. I mean, after all, I wouldn't want you to have to see this....Apple ‘Crisis’ Virus For Mac OS X Detected By Intego - 07/24/2012
Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/284576/apple-crisis-virus-for-mac-os-x-detected-by-intego/#SX53jrVtuBdF9kpT.99Edited by PostalTwinkie - 8/19/12 at 8:26pm