Macs are pretty good in look and feel, advanced applications, user interface and most importantly they are considered to be virus proof machines. Isn't this makes the Mac really smart? Mac users often considered themselves on the safer side as compared to those using PCs. This is the reason why many Mac users don't care to install or even talk about an anti-virus program. But one must not forget the twist of tale, the likelihood of a virus/malware intrusion on a Mac is low, however, it is very much possible that a virus may enter the OS X and play foul with the system. That means, friends, even Macs are not 100% secure. Get a free trial of Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery now.
The common reasons for Mac being more secure than other personal computer systems are
1- Macs OS X being built upon secure platforms like Unix.
2- Mac market is not as big as Windows, so obviously most virus targeted computers still remain the Windows.
3- Unlike PCs, Macs applications do not share a common registry file.
Recent threats, Malware Alert for Mac Users
Not many days have passed by since we heard about two nasty malware which not only took away the breath of the Mac user but also became a threat to the data stored on the Macintosh hard drives. Tsunami and the DevilRobber, although experts didn't consider Tsunami as the much of the threat DevilRobber was definitely a culprit. Basically a Trojan horse and as the name suggests, DevilRobber got the ability to rob the files stored on the Mac system and transfer them online to servers. Mac OS affected with the DevilRobber malware began to act sluggish. Another activity done by the same malware was to disguise itself as an image editing program named 'Pixelmator'. Experts believe the main reason for spreading this malware was due to download of unsafe torrent files from the Internet.
Protection is always better than cure. Using a fine Mac anti-virus program is recommended to avoid any chaos caused by virus threats. Moreover, it is advised to avoid downloading suspicious files, software, and links to the Internet. For Mac OS X Lion users, they can secure the system by following way -
Goto->System Preference>Security & Privacy->General (Tick the 'Automatically update safe downloads list)
This will automatically inspect the file which you choose to download from the Internet. The system downloads the file only when it finds it safe. Virus and the malware are one of the major reasons of data loss and corruption. Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery software v8.0 performs easy recovery of files affected or corrupted due to malware.