Is Excel safer on ... MacOS or MS Windows???

SCarr1999

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Hello,

For Excel files - what operating system is best to use between Windows and iOS?? Which system uses the best software/ application to detect viruses better?
With all of the online tools available with downloads for excel templates / word templates etc. - how do I know what is actually safe to download/use??

Any help is appreciated!
 

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etaf

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Be aware that some functions are not available for the OSX version , so powerquery and some functions

there has been a lot of talk on OSX v Windows security generally , its always thought OSX is less susceptible to viruses , one of the reasons is the number of windows pc's v osx pc's in world , at one time this was 95% v 5%, when i was helping people with PCs 2010-2016 , on forums etc
Now I think its 75% v 15% , 10% others

I dont run an antivirus on my mac, but i do on the windows PC - I often visit unknown websites and on the windows pc often get warned
I use malwarebytes on both ( i have a paid version for the Mac , free via Natwest bank )

But i'm sure there will be lot of different views
 
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