antivirus for Mac?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Piecan, Apr 16, 2007.

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  1. Piecan

    Piecan Registered Member

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    Don't know if this is even necessary, but apart from Norton is there anything else I should use? Thanks :)
     
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    McAfee has a version for mac. But do you even need an Av? I don't know enough about it to say, but Iv'e seen posts here at Wilders on the subject that suggest you don't need one at present. Just keep the OS fully patched
     
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    Thanks The Hammer, I'll have a look at that one too:) I've just seen that there is a scanner called ClamXav, but there doesn't seem to be much on the internet regarding security programs.
     
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    Thanks Ronjor, that looks a good site have bookmarked it. :)

    Thanks too i_g, I like Avast. As I'm new to Mac I'd better wait till it's full release or I won't know if it's me or the antivirus if something looks odd.

    It's a pity my beloved NOD doesn't have a mac version, I would have thought there would be.o_O
     
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    Kaspersky will have a Mac version too.
    But no dates yet.
     
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    Thanks Donkid that's another good one. You'd think all these big companies would have brought one out sooner.
     
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    Do we even need an antivirus product for a mac? Has that been established one way or another? I know The Inspector plays around with a mac. So I wonder what he and others think.
     
  10. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    No need for anti-virus for mac. Just like there is no need for anti-virus for linux.
    All you need is to update your system regularly and a strong root password.
    Mrk
     
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    Thank you.

    The Hammer.
     
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