AV and mac computer

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by lafill, Jan 14, 2008.

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  1. lafill

    lafill Registered Member

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    I'm getting a new mac instead of a pc. I'm told that I don't need an AV with a mac computer. I'd still like to have my NOD32 on the mac. Will it install on a mac?
     
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    ESET does not support Mac OS , they have no product which can work on it. With Mac you cannot get infected by Windows threats but there are some Mac viruses even though they are not many .
     
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    Thanks. If I'm not out of line, can you advise an AV for the mac?
     
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    From what I have Read up about macs there not virus proof but at the same time not effected by a virus.Example lets say you are carrier of a virus but never get sick from it but you spread the virus to others and they become sick,I may be wrong here but a least thats how I understood about macs If I am wrong please correct me because I am interested as well.
     
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    as far as i understand, the most potentially damaging on the os x platform as of now is a trojan, where you would enter a porn site and download+install their special "movie player".

    pure antivirus is as of now not really needed, however, a firewall is a must.
    the built-in firewall in os x (regardless of version) is not up to par.
     
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    not sure what you think a firewall will do against malware you download and install... an anti-virus/anti-malware program, on the other hand, would potentially be of some help...
     
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    this forum is biased!
    personally, i would just risk it without any AV protection.

    internet still goes through the firewalled router, aswell as the mac firewall too.

    i wouldnt be too worried.
     
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    I have to agree on this. Running 6 Mac's in my company, besides the pc's, we have never found any malware on them, and yes, we have had AV's installed on them. Both fullblown versions and trials.


    Cheers
     
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