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How To Prevent Malware on Lion & Snow Leopard Macs

The myth that Macs are immune to viruses was put to rest once and for all by Flashback, a malware program that infected hundreds of thousands of Macs. As a result of that attack, Apple was forced to respond with a removal tool. Don't wait for the next big Mac breach--there are five simple things you can do now to keep your Mac safe from infection. Here they are.
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Use a non-admin account: Step 3

If the machine prompts about automatic log-in, turn it off. Until you have finished securing the machine, remain logged in as the administrator account. Once you do log into your new, secure non-admin user account, you'll have to set up your email and browser settings again, as well as re-sync any cloud services such as Dropbox.

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