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

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    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

    kettle

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    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

    russed

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    DO NOT USE NORTON FOR Mac. it is like a big virus itself! honestly!
     
  4. Benj macrumors regular

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    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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