Virex 7.2 help

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Sasha3, Jun 4, 2004.

  1. Sasha3 macrumors member

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    #1
    I want to install DSL. How the hell do I turn off Virex? Nothing in the manual about it. McAfee website is Macphobic and Virex is not mentioned ANYWHERE! :mad:
     
  2. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

    Horrortaxi

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    Why do you have to turn off Virex to install DSL?

    Is there something in Virex preferences about this? It should be very straightforward. If all else fails, just move Virex to the trash.

    Now I'm remembering some things--I used to use Virex (until I remembered that I use a computing platform with no viruses) and it would only come on when I turned it on. Check your configuration.
     
  3. Sasha3 thread starter macrumors member

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    The ISP suggested I turn it off to eliminate any possible complications when installing their software. No, there is nothing in the preferences menu to facilitate this. Never thought of putting it in the trash though. Good idea. It was a download so I have no CD but can always drag it back out of the trash. Don't know why I use it anyway. It takes up space and is always running and slows things down. I have read all the arguments for and against virus software on Macs and think I'll just get rid of it altogether.
    Thanks.
     
  4. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

    Horrortaxi

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    Are you sure you need to use their software for DSL? OS X supports PPPoE, and I can't see any other reason to use 3rd party software.
     

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