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May 20th, 2011

Mac malware – a short history

There’s a groovy discussion in the world of Apple about the security of Mac OS. I’ve seen this kind of discussion many times and in most cases it had a quite similar scenario. We won’t go through this entire scenario (although it could be fun), we’ll just summarize the core of it with one phrase that pops up in all these debates: “There are no viruses for Mac OS.”

Let’s take a short excursion through the history of Mac infections.

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August 10th, 2009

What is avast! responsible for?

The question sounds promising, right? You’ll finally understand everything that avast! does while it’s running on your machine. However, this article is intended to discuss the topic from the other side – what avast! is absolutely not doing on your PC. The inspiration to write this article came from my short discussion with Vince. This article should continue the aim of his posts in making things clearer. I’m not used to writing such posts, I’m rather technically based, so if you have any questions, feel free to use the comments and ask me. So, let’s consider the main points.

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