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Viruses and the Mac FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about viruses and the Mac.

This FAQ about viruses and the Mac was compiled and written by David Harley D.Harley@icrf.icnet.uk with numerous contributions by others.

-1.0 Copyright Notice (Viruses and the Mac FAQ)
Copyright on this document remains with the author(s), and all ...
-2.0 Preface (Viruses and the Mac FAQ)
This document is intended to help individuals with computer ...
-3.0 Availability of this FAQ (Viruses and the Mac)
The reference site for this FAQ is now www.icsa.net. However, my ...
-4.0 Mission Statement (Viruses and the Mac FAQ)
This document is a little different to the alt.comp.virus FAQ, ...
-5.0 Where to get further information (Viruses and the Mac)
5.1 Computer Virus FAQs ...
-5.4 Mac Anti-Virus Web sites
Many major vendors have a virus information database online on ...
-5.5 Virus Bulletin
The expensive (but, for the professional, essential) periodical ...
-5.6 Macro virus information resources
University of Hamburg Virus Test Center Macro Virus List is the ...
-5.7 Other Mac Anti-Virus Resources
There are excellent pages on HyperCard viruses at HyperActive ...
-6.0 How many viruses affect the Macintosh?
There are around 40 Mac-specific viruses and related threats. ...
-7.0 What viruses can affect Mac users?
Not all variants are listed here. It was originally intended to ...
-7.1 Mac-specific system and file infectors (Viruses and the Mac)
AIDS - infects application and system files. No intentional damage. ...
-7.2 HyperCard infectors (Viruses and the Mac)
These are a somewhat esoteric breed, but a couple have been seen ...
-7.3 Mac Trojan Horses (Viruses and the Mac)
These are often unsubtle and immediate in their effects: while ...
-7.4 Macro viruses, trojans, variants (Viruses and the Mac)
At the time of the longstanding second-to-last upgrade of ...
-7.5 Other Operating Systems, emulation on a Mac (Viruses and the Mac)
Any Mac running any sort of DOS or Windows emulation such as ...
-7.6 AutoStart 9805 Worms (Viruses and the Mac)
AutoStart 9805 is not a virus, but a worm: that is, it replicates ...
-7.7 Esperanto.4733 (Viruses and the Mac)
This probably doesn't belong here. It's a PC file infector which ...
-8.1 Microsoft's Protection Tools (What's the best antivirus package for the Macintosh?)
Microsoft's Macro Virus Protection Tools originally detected ...
-8.2 Disinfectant (What's the best antivirus package for the Macintosh?)
[On May 6th 1998, John Norstad, author of this widely-used freeware ...
-8.3 Demo Software (What's the best antivirus package for the Macintosh?)
Symantec has a 30-day fully-functioning trialware NAV (Norton ...
-8.4 Other freeware/shareware packages (What's the best antivirus package for the Macintosh?)
For other freeware\shareware Mac packages, try Info-Mac mirrors ...
-8.5 Commercial Packages (What's the best antivirus package for the Macintosh?)
Commercial packages include NAV (Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh) ...
-8.6 Contact Details (What's the best antivirus package for theMacintosh?)
Network Associates ...
-9.0 Welcome Datacomp (Viruses and the Mac)
From time to time there are reports from Mac users that the message ...
-10.0 Hoaxes and myths (Viruses and the Mac)
Some of these are PC-specific, rather than Mac-specific, while some ...
-11.0 Glossary (Viruses and the Mac)
* Change Detectors/Checksummers/Integrity Checkers - programs that ...
-12.1 Mac Newsgroups
comp.sys.mac.apps ...
-12.2 References and Publications (Viruses and the Mac)
Sensei Consulting Macintosh WAIS Archives ...
-13.0 Mac troubleshooting









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