AV/AT for Mac OSX v10.3?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by polo, Apr 14, 2004.

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  1. polo

    polo Guest

    This is reference to my post on a firewall for Mac OSX a minute ago on the 'other firewalls' page. Does anyone know what AV/AT is the best for this OS or direct me to a more Mac orientated security page please. I know there's less of a threat for Macs but it's still important to have AV/AT.
  2. polo

    polo Guest

    BTW, I've included anti-trojan (AT) in this thread to save creating the same post on the other anti-trojan software forum. I doubt there's a specific AT scanner s/w for Mac OSX.
  3. sig

    sig Registered Member

    Feb 9, 2002
    I've replied to your firewall thread with some links that might help you for this question alsol.
  4. Blackcat

    Blackcat Registered Member

    Nov 22, 2002
    Christchurch, UK
    Commercial AntiVirus programs for the Apple Mac include;

    1. McAfee's Virex software; http://www.networkassociates.com/us/products/mcafee/antivirus/desktop/virex.htm

    2. Norton AntiVirus; - http://www.symantec.com/nav/nav_mac/

    3. Sophos AntiVirus; - http://www.sophos.com/products/sav/

    4. Intego AntiVirus; - http://www.intego.com/virusbarrier/home.html

    My only experience of the above programs are with Norton, which my son runs on his laptop. This AV has never given him any problems as regards compatibility with his software/hardware. I have no personal experience with the others listed. I would suggest that you trial any ones you are interested in and see which one suits you and your pocket!l

    For overall Macintosh Security have a look here;



    I am not sure whether there is a specific AntiTrojan software for the Apple, but if you have a firewall and an AV installed, this should give you good overall protection.

    Alternatively, you can have a look at General Internet Security suites such as;

  5. octogen

    octogen Registered Member

    Feb 11, 2002
    My brother-in-law who has a Mac uses McAfee's Virex. He seems to be happy with it as he doesn't speak of any problems.
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