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I know you all love your Mac & there is nothing wrong that. But hey, do you really think you can deny the fact that there are lot more Windows applications out there than Mac? Don’t get me wrong. I am a huge fan of Mac as well but the problem is, for professional reason I still need to use Windows. Among all the Mac users, those of you who used Windows at some point of their life time should know what exactly I meant.

Finding a real alternative for many Windows applications is not an easy thing. Sometimes getting an OS X version of certain Windows application is nearly impossible as well. Don’t you guys think that to be able to run some of those Windows application on your Mac would be really cool?
WinOnX
Liked the idea? Here is a solution for your. WinOnX is a Mac application which will let you install certain Windows application on your Mac computer. How to do that?

Step 1: Go to this link & download this Mac app from iTunes.
Step 2: Download any Windows app that you want to run on your Mac.
Step 3: Located the Windows application from WinOnX & install it, that’s it.

Yes, you are done. All you have to do now is to launch that Windows application from WinOnX. Now, there certain issues that you should know from the very beginning.

  • You might not be able to run some Windows application.
  • Certain application(mostly games) might not run in Full Screen mode.
  • WinOnX is originally developed from open source Wine project which was intended to run Windows application on Linux platform.

Sounds good? go ahead & give it a shot. Let us know how was it?

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Intego, a leading security software provider for Mac, has discovered a spyware application that is installed by a number of freely distributed Mac applications and screen savers found on a variety of websites.

This spyware, OSX/OpinionSpy, performs a number of malicious actions, from scanning files to recording user activity, as well as sending information about this activity to remote servers and opening a backdoor on infected Macs.

OSX/OpinionSpy is installed by a number of applications and screen savers that are distributed on sites such as MacUpdate, VersionTracker and Softpedia. The spyware itself is not contained in these applications, but is downloaded during the installation process. This shows the need for an up-to-date anti-malware software with a real-time scanner that can detect this malware when it is downloaded by the original application’s installer.

This application that purports to collect information for marketing reasons does much more, going as far as scanning all the files on an infected Mac. Users have no way of knowing exactly what data is collected and sent to remote servers; such data may include user names, passwords, credit card numbers and more. The risk of this data being collected and used without users’ permission makes this spyware particularly dangerous to users’ privacy.

The fact that this application collects data in this manner, and that it opens a backdoor, makes it a very serious security threat for Mac computers, feels Intego.