Ok Say It's 2 Months After Tiger Has Been Released

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Tuned MP5T, Apr 14, 2005.

  1. Tuned MP5T macrumors regular

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    Does anyone think that we would need anti-virus? Or would you continue to run without any AV?
     
  2. Erendiox macrumors 6502a

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    I don't see why tiger would present any reason to suddenly go grab AV. Macs haven't needed AV.... well ever. There have been 3 OS updates before tiger, none of which brought anything but MORE stability. Just think of tiger as panther with LOADS of new features and optimizations.
     
  3. vouder17 macrumors 6502a

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    If anytghing..Tiger is just an increase in stabilty/protection against viruses... I really doubt that an operating system upgrade would make us weaker against virii.
     
  4. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Drugs are bad! :p

    Nah, you and me aren't going to need any anti-virus software....
     
  5. Lacero macrumors 604

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    If anything, Tiger should be more secure than Panther.
     
  6. nekkets macrumors newbie

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  7. crees! macrumors 68000

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    This should be the "20 minutes after I update to the latest Microsoft patch, do I need to worry about viruses" thread.
     
  8. stoid macrumors 601

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    The biggest reason that I don't bother with Mac AV at this point is because in the most unlikely circumstance that Mac OS X would be vulnerable to some harm out in the wild, it would be something totally new, and therefore, outside any definitions that Symantec or Norton can provide. So any AV product on the market would fail to recognize the virus, and be useless.
     
  9. Platform macrumors 68030

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    Yes they would not be that quick in response to be able to take down the virus. ;)
     
  10. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    "virii"...umm...I'm obviously not as intelligent as I thought I was.
     

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