Virus Scanner

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Telp, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. Telp macrumors 68040

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    Does anybody know of some good free virus scanner for my iMac G5. I am not particularly worried, but i am a bit paranoid. Thanks.
     
  2. vniow macrumors G4

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  3. netdog macrumors 603

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    In my experience, all they find is Windows viruses as attachments in your email.
     
  4. Telp thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Is that a no then? I know OSX comes with virus protection for the virtually non-existant viruses out there but...
     
  5. vniow macrumors G4

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    netdog's post is pretty accurate. all a virus scanner on a Mac will do is detect Windows ones like Word macros (which can admittedly affect Macs too but very very rare) and email attachments.
     
  6. Telp thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Alright, thanks....
     
  7. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    ClamXav is a terrific free one if you really want to give something a try...it might stop you from passing along a Windows virus to a friend or co-worker, but that's about it.
     
  8. Telp thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Great ! thanks.
     
  9. BigPrince macrumors 68020

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    they just seem to get in the way if u ask me.
     

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