There are many more viruses for Windows but almost every computer not only comes with anti-virus software (even though it is not a good one like nod 32 or security Essentials) but Windows users know that they need anti-virus software, even the most computer illiterate people.
The problem with Mac is that as they become more popular and the millions of Apple users that are told to use their products as their first computers, they do not know the risks of viruses. This is why virus makers are beginning to go towards Mac users. Unless Apple can update their hidden virus scanner on macs and be able to stay up to date with security attacks as Microsoft has, Apple computers will become the worst place to get viruses very soon.
Just use Linux.
answered Sep 02 '11 at 02:46
97467 viruses for windows... Atleast the number that is developed.
a mac can get viruses, but it is very low.
linux can get them too but it is rare.. most likely lower than macs
most viruses are developed for windows, as it is a large community, so you have a much higher chance of giving them viruses than a mac. Which is why windows has more viruses than a mac, though they still exist for other operating systems, it is just slightly harder to get them. And it doesn't mean you shouldn't have a antivirus, just have one installed anyway just incase you encounter one.
Okay, for those of you who;re having problem with Virus, you probably have A PIRATED WINDOWS OS! because windows have solved that problem way way back since 2008!!! they introduced microsoft security essentials and yes, it has killed and has always killed virus of all forms. and how much does this cost? FREE. and Compatible with other antivirus software if you prefer.
Virus for windows are for Pirated Windows OS, period.
answered Sep 12 '11 at 08:45