Yes it is true, you can get a virus on a Mac. Apple makes a great product but they cannot stop a virus or malware from infecting your new MacBook. The reason most users never hear about a virus on a Mac is because of the percentage of Apple computers versus Windows computers. Simply put there are more Windows computers and therefore more opportunities for virus and malware bad guys. To be fair Apple does make it harder to get infected but not impossible. So the next time someone says Mac’s never get virus’ you can now say that’s not true.
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