Mac Antivirus

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by The_Man, Jun 10, 2005.

  1. The_Man macrumors 6502

    The_Man

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    Is an Antivirus really needed for a MAC?

    If so, what do you recommend?

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  2. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    AV S/W is useful only if you want to avoid passing along viruses from PC users to PC users - nothing will harm your Mac as of today.

    Also, I don't know of any that run on Tiger yet.
     
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    With allowances that you are a new member...

    I recommend using the Search function of this forum to see whether your question has been asked and answered 100 times before or not.

    The answer is No, you don't need anti virus on an OSX Mac.

    The only possible reason is if you are in a mixed network environment and you want to trap Windows virii that may come in on your email before you forward to someone else.
     
  4. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    Mac w/ PowerPC is 100% virus free.

    Macintel, that is a whole different story...
     
  5. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    No it isn't....
     
  6. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    Lest you install Windows XP on it. In that case, woo baby stand back! :)
     
  7. keysersoze macrumors 68000

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    Nope, don't need it.


    ..yet....
     
  8. wdlove macrumors P6

    wdlove

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    Also to us Mac users it's spelled Mac. From other individuals posts MAC has a specific meaning to developers.

    I know that there aren't any viruses for the Mac, but I have always played safe than sorry. Using Norton Antivirus, its running in Panther.
     

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