Apple removes claim that 'Macs don't get PC viruses'


Apple has adjusted its website to withdraw the claim that Macs don't get PC viruses.

Antivirus company Sophos highlighted the change to Apple's "Why you'll love a Mac" webpage, noting that the previous claim that Mac OS X doesn't get PC viruses has been removed, replaced by the statement: "It's built to be safe."

Previously, the web page said: "It doesn't get PC viruses. A Mac isn't susceptible to the thousands of viruses plaguing Windows-based computers. That's thanks to built-in defences in Mac OS X that keep you safe without any work on your part."

"With virtually no effort on your part, OS X defends against viruses and other malicious applications, or malware," the Apple's web page continued.

Now, though, the same web page has been changed to read: "It's built to be safe. Built-in defences in OS X keep you sage from unknowingly downloading malicious software on your Mac."

"OS X is designed with powerful, advanced technologies that work hard to keep your Mac safe," the page now reads.