Yea this is common for Linux and Mac users. Thinking they can't get infected just makes them easy targets. Not exactly high value targets, but easy nonetheless.
I think it's just a matter of time until there is some major Mac virus problem, seeing as how Apple has half their user base convinced they are immune.
Doh! And your posts are usually so thoughtful! Your response has been around in various forms since OS X first came out in 2001. The reason it's been wrong all this time, and will continue to be wrong is that all a Mac user needs to do is use Software Update, which includes security patches. These patches are usually out as soon as AV software virus definitions (or sooner) and they're safer too, since AV software can sometimes be used to attack a system.
Last Spring there was a good example of this, where some one tried very hard to create a successful Mac trojan. Most people who heard about the trojan only did so because of the rapid succession of software updates from Apple. Needless to say, the trojan never got very far and the developer eventually gave up.
Oh, and Software Update is on by default, so virtually all Mac users use it.
The same thing can be said by updating windows too that is to keep from getting infected. Also there have been multiple trojans on Mac but they are a waste of time to create for the most part since they only have like 7% of the market. Why would a malware writer or hackers waste his or her time. They generally wouldn't.
This post has been edited by adn258: 27 March 2012 - 04:56 PM