Re: mac AV
>"But you know mac AV progs just detect WINDOWS viruses right ?"
>No, there are Mac malware!
Ok, lets put aside the fact that anti-virus software for one platform contains signatures for malware for all platforms, as that has been made clear.
I have worked in A/V and I know precisely the meaning of "virus", "trojan horse" and other "types" of malware.
To this day, I have not heard of a Mac OS X or MacOS "virus", malware, yes, eg "trojan horses", but "virus", nada. Technically speaking, afaik, there has not been a Mac OS X/MacOS virus found in the wild.
A computer virus is a type of malicious software program ("malware") that, when executed, replicates by reproducing itself (copying its own source code) or infecting other computer programs by modifying them. Infecting computer programs can include as well, data files, or the "boot" sector of the hard drive. When this replication succeeds, the affected areas are then said to be "infected" with a computer virus. The term "virus" is also commonly, but erroneously, used to refer to other types of malware.
We are IT professionals, let's start using appropriate terms for this stuff, Ok ?