Anti Virus, Firewall etc. software for Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Simon L, Mar 3, 2005.

  1. Simon L macrumors newbie

    Jan 20, 2004
    Hi, I am pretty new to the world of Macs, I was wondering what anti-virus software (if any) people use on their Macs? Do people go down the Norton route or is a waste of money cause no-one hacks Macs?

    Any advice greatly appreciated. :confused:
  2. kettle macrumors 65816


    May 12, 2002
    England, Great Britain (Airstrip One)
    I use the built in firewall. (sharing in system preferences)
    I use a hardware fire wall that is built into my adsl router gateway box thingy. :)
    and I keep an eye out for bad things that could hurt my mac. you'll read it on these forums first so you're ok thus far.
  3. russed macrumors 68000


    Jan 16, 2004
    London, England
    DO NOT USE NORTON FOR Mac. it is like a big virus itself! honestly!
  4. Benj macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2004
    And the thing on .mac (can't even remember who makes it) - Virex - is fairly lame as well.

    If anyone makes an OS X virus there is no guarantee that any of the anti-virus packages will pick it up. They are like a vaccine for a disease not yet discovered.

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