Hilarious video shows Macs 'protecting you against viruses since 1984'

Mac Virus Protection
Mac Virus Protection (Image credit: Simon Clement)

What you need to know

  • Simon Clement has some old Macs.
  • He also has a sense of humor.
  • This video is the result of putting those two things together.

Some people find themselves with more time on their hands than they know what to do with right now. Some of those people take up a new hobby. Others start that side hustle. Simon Clement creates videos of him using old Macs to keep himself safe from COVID-19.

There result is a tongue-in-cheek ad that says Apple has been "protecting you against viruses since 1984".

And it's pretty great.

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Yes, I know Macs can get viruses as well. It's still a funny video!

The idea of putting a Mac on your head is obviously funny, but now I want to find an old Macintosh that I can turn into a soap dispenser.

To eBay!

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.