MAC antivirus?

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by scirious, Nov 23, 2008.

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  1. scirious

    scirious Registered Member

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    Friends,

    I'm about to switch from a Windows PC to a MAC but I feel a little bit naked withou an AV and a firewall. I've tried searching but it seems I can't find one. I've looked at Symanetec, McAfee, but I don't see this option at their sites.

    Can anyone please list me some of them and post the link to their sites?

    TIA,
    Scirious.
     
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    didnt pctools have a mac AV?
     
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    Hi,http://shop.symantecstore.com/store/symnahho/en_US/DisplayCategoryProductListPage/ThemeID.106300/Macintosh/categoryID.2221800 for norton.
    http://www.avast.com/eng/avast-antivirus-mac-edition.html for avast av.
    hope this helps, tim
     
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    Try iantivirus. It's free (for home use), from PCTools, and designed for Mac-specific threats. This is what I use and it's very light.
     
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    People,

    Thankyou all for your reply!

    Scirious.
     
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    This past thread is worth a look.

    thanatos
     
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    Heise
     
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    So good...

    You can try the Avast! antivirus for MAC...
     
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    Sandi isn't she a MS MVP ? I think I might have seen some of her stuff on IE.
     
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    I think her concerns are right on. If I were a MAC user I would be securing my system as thoroughly as possible, just like my Windows PC. Apple's position that OS X doesn't need anti-malware protection seems arrogant to me and sooner or later MAC users will pay the price.
     
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    scirious,

    Hopefully you didn't purchase a Mac AV yet. MacUpdate is running a great promo for the next 13 days. For $49.99 (normally ~$500), you get Intego VirusBarrier X5 AV, Snitch (great firewall), and 8 other very good Mac apps.

    You can find the deal here (if this type of link isn't allowed, sorry, and just search for MacUpdate Promo Holiday Bundle).

    I only wish there were these types of deals on the PC.
     
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    I miss my old trashed Performa with Virex antivirus, PowerPete & LodeRunner games, macaddict magazines...:'(
     
  21. scirious

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    Well, I haven't yet because I haven't decided which would be. But it seems I just did. =D

    Thank you for the info.

    Scirious.
     
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