Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Applications > Mac Applications and Mac App Store

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Apr 15, 2013, 02:22 PM   #76
simsaladimbamba
macrumors Core
 
simsaladimbamba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: located
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nightarchaon View Post
If you want to be naive and believe there are no mac viruses in the wild, go ahead, nothing short of your system being compromised will make you believe otherwise, so ingrained is the "belief" that macs are virus free.
Then you know of one, ONE (1), virus affecting Mac OS X and being in public circulation?

It is not a believe I have, it is that other thing, ahem, knowledge. And since I have been running Mac OS X since 2004 and visiting all those sites being called shady (porn, torrents, wares, ...) and clicking away on them, I still not have contracted one virus or any other malware. Probably due to common sense.
__________________
living on the moderately profane edge
simsaladimbamba is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 15, 2013, 02:35 PM   #77
GGJstudios
macrumors Westmere
 
Join Date: May 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nightarchaon View Post
Your quite correct, however i find that if someone is asking about antivirus software, its usually because they are doing something, or visiting sites, or downloading things, that might end with an infection.
No antivirus app protects against foolish user actions. You can visit any website with safety, as long as you're practicing the safe computing tips posted.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nightarchaon View Post
If you want to be naive and believe there are no mac viruses in the wild, go ahead,
If you're uninformed enough to believe otherwise, name one. Just one.
GGJstudios is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 25, 2013, 10:37 AM   #78
MDJCM
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: UK, South
Quote:
Originally Posted by simsaladimbamba View Post
Again, not needed. Look at post #3 for more detailed info on how to securely live without AV software.
Yep I get that, but just wanted to know if that specific bit of software was any good within the realm of Mac AV software.

Quote:
Originally Posted by GGJstudios View Post
iAntiVirus has a bogus malware definitions list, making their detection accuracy untrustworthy. They also make inaccurate claims about the existence of Mac malware, in order to hype the need for their product. This post will give details.
Thanks thats the kind thing I was after
MDJCM is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 25, 2013, 10:41 AM   #79
simsaladimbamba
macrumors Core
 
simsaladimbamba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: located
Quote:
Originally Posted by MDJCM View Post
Yep I get that, but just wanted to know if that specific bit of software was any good within the realm of Mac AV software.
The links I gave provided information about iAntiVirus, sorry for not regurgitating the information laid out in there.
__________________
living on the moderately profane edge
simsaladimbamba is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Apr 25, 2013, 10:52 AM   #80
MDJCM
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: UK, South
Quote:
Originally Posted by simsaladimbamba View Post
The links I gave provided information about iAntiVirus, sorry for not regurgitating the information laid out in there.
Sorry, thought you were just linking to the "don't get AV" FAQ
MDJCM is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Applications > Mac Applications and Mac App Store

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:53 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC