What Anti-Virus software do you recommend?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by macphoria, Apr 6, 2003.

  1. macphoria macrumors 6502a

    macphoria

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    What Anti-Virus software do you recommend?

    I'm sure some of you are thinking Norton Anti-Virus. But are there any alternatives that are just as good or better? And maybe even cheaper?
     
  2. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    most ppl don't worry about virii in osx. Its like living on antartica and worrying about getting jungle fever. My overall reccomendation is that you won't need one :). If you do need one I know the .mac account offers a virex scanner which is something to think about. The other issue with the virii scanenrs is that they kinda slow down machines in my experience which is a negative but i still have one on my pc just in case something weird happens.
     
  3. iJon macrumors 604

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    well you shouldnt worry, but i would recommend .mac. you get virus protection software and so much more. you cant believe how much i love .mac. it have proven to be so useful. if you want more info on it just give me a pm.

    iJon
     
  4. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    as a personal testimony, i for one have been virus and virus software free since i got my mac, which is more than i can say for my old PC, where i had both viruses and virus software concurrently. i wouldn't bother with antivirus software unless you want to get .mac.
     
  5. macphoria thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, the reason I ask is because I use computer in school (as well as home) which uses OS 9 and virus associated with MS Word constantly shows up on Norton Anti-Virus. Is that virus non threat to Mac and only threat to PC? I suppose .Mac can handle that sort of problem?
     

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