Anti-virus programmes?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by el_avocado, May 30, 2005.

  1. el_avocado macrumors newbie

    el_avocado

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    Forgive me if this comes across as a dumb question (as I've mentioned before, I'm new to Mac), but do any of you use an anti-virus programme or do you (personally) feel that using a Mac is sufficient enough?

    If you do use an anti-virus programme, what is a good affordable one to use for the Mac?

    I want to download a file-sharing programme, but I'm afraid to do so until I get an anti-virus programme installed, and so this is why I ask.

    Thanks for the help, advice, stories, etc. in advance!

    Cheers!
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    This has been covered a million times. Don't worry about viruses for mac. There aren't any. Assuming you use tiger, there are no antivirus programs for that will even work (unless one came out in the last month that I was unaware of).
     
  3. el_avocado thread starter macrumors newbie

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    A million times? Really?
     
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    Close enough... feels like it, anyway...

    Seriously, you don't need AV, just backup your data at regular intervals and you should be protected against all sorts of computer problems, including a hypothetical Mac OS X virus sometimes in the future... ;)
     
  5. russed macrumors 68000

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    honestly, dont worry, even when using file-sharing programmes. just check that your firewall is turned (system preferences > sharing).

    if you do feel the need for a anti-virus programme - then whatever you do, keep away from norton!
     
  6. el_avocado thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay, if you say so!
     
  7. el_avocado thread starter macrumors newbie

    el_avocado

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    Thank you!
     

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