Anti Virus, Firewall etc. software for Mac?

Simon L

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Jan 20, 2004
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Hi, I am pretty new to the world of Macs, I was wondering what anti-virus software (if any) people use on their Macs? Do people go down the Norton route or is a waste of money cause no-one hacks Macs?

Any advice greatly appreciated. :confused:
 

kettle

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I use the built in firewall. (sharing in system preferences)
I use a hardware fire wall that is built into my adsl router gateway box thingy. :)
and I keep an eye out for bad things that could hurt my mac. you'll read it on these forums first so you're ok thus far.
 

russed

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Jan 16, 2004
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DO NOT USE NORTON FOR Mac. it is like a big virus itself! honestly!
 

Benj

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Oct 9, 2004
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London
russed said:
DO NOT USE NORTON FOR Mac. it is like a big virus itself! honestly!
And the thing on .mac (can't even remember who makes it) - Virex - is fairly lame as well.

If anyone makes an OS X virus there is no guarantee that any of the anti-virus packages will pick it up. They are like a vaccine for a disease not yet discovered.
 

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