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Does an imac need to be "cleaned" if it is working properly?

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I am just concerned about malware and cookies being tracked. Apple says this computer does not need any extra add-ons to protect it. I do not want to damage it if it does not need the extra devices.

I am just concerned about malware and cookies being tracked. Apple says this computer does not need any extra add-ons to protect it. I do not want to damage it if it does not need the extra devices.

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P.S. I see you are still using Firefox 25. You should update Firefox to the latest version, currently Firefox 26, to take advantage of recent security fixes and other improvements. See

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AliceWyman
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The Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware article has this Apple Support link for Mac users concerned about malware:

On privacy issues related to tracking and Firefox, see:

Hope that helps.

The [[Troubleshoot Firefox issues caused by malware]] article has this Apple Support link for Mac users concerned about malware: *https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-3291 ''Harden your Mac against malware attacks'' On privacy issues related to tracking and Firefox, see: * [[How do I turn on the Do-not-track feature?]] * [[Disable third-party cookies in Firefox to stop some types of tracking by advertisers]] Hope that helps.
AliceWyman
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193 solutions 2214 answers

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P.S. I see you are still using Firefox 25. You should update Firefox to the latest version, currently Firefox 26, to take advantage of recent security fixes and other improvements. See

P.S. I see you are still using Firefox 25. You should update Firefox to the latest version, currently Firefox 26, to take advantage of recent security fixes and other improvements. See *[[Update Firefox to the latest version]] * http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox.html

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