This article is from the Viruses and the Mac FAQ, by David Harley D.Harley@icrf.icnet.uk with numerous contributions by others.
This document is a little different to the alt.comp.virus FAQ,
which David Harley also co-maintains (at time of writing). It is
concerned with one platform only, and though it deals with the
Macintosh platform at more length than the alt.comp.virus FAQ can
be expected to, it is a great deal shorter. Nor is there the same
degree of urgency about the Mac virus field, though the risk
element may be somewhat underestimated in general, at present. This
FAQ originated from a concern over the spread of macro viruses, a
theme that is taken up below. Since questions about Macs and
viruses tend to appear more often in the Mac groups than
alt.comp.virus or Virus-L, distribution of this FAQ is wider.