Virus Safe, If Not Virus Free

September 10, 2005

After reading about ClamXav I thought I'd download it and give it a try.

Like most "Switchers I brought with me a whole host of documents, images, music, and zip files. Turns out that there were some parasites in and among the collection.

While my machine maybe safe from the viruses of the Windows world (unless I run one while inside of VirtualPC), I can still pass them on to my friends. Sort of a Typhoid Macintosh situation.

After nearly three years on Mac OS X, with no anti-virus software of any sort running, I am pleased that the newest virus found was on a file in a zip archive from 1998.

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Mark H. Nichols

I am a husband, cellist, code prole, nerd, technologist, and all around good guy living and working in fly-over country. You should follow me on Twitter.