anti virus for osx 10.5.8 and other suggestions

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by THEbutch, Aug 25, 2018.

  1. THEbutch macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys, i'm fairly new to the os x g4 scene, my only previous experience of powerPC's is my family's first PC (iMac g3 rev a) this I still have to this day, however this is still on os9.

    I love this powerbook g4 with the 17". its a fairly good spec as well being the 1GHZ model and id love to get more use out of it however i'm finding it hard to get things like an anti virus, dose anyone know of one that might still work on OSX 10.5.8?

    Also dose anyone have any further suggestions of apps to make my power book more usable for day to day tasks? obviously i've read the new member suggestions and already have tenfourfox installed!
     
  2. Eriamjh1138@DAN macrumors 6502a

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    I never ran any anti-virus on my PowerMacs.

    I don’t think you need to, either. Others may have differing advice.

    Follow all the tips about internet security offered here, for certain.
     
  3. eyoungren macrumors Core

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  5. z970mp macrumors 68000

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    Don't bother with anti-virus, especially on PowerPC. Complete waste of time and system resources. OS X is not like Windows.

    Just don't go to any obviously dangerous sites or links, and don't download an old version of MacKeeper.

    You're fine.
     
  6. wicknix, Aug 26, 2018
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    Get Leopard Webkit (Safari 11), QuickTime 7.7, and SMTube or TenFiveTube (for youtube). They will make your web experience tolerable. All can be found searching this forum.

    Edit: You might like these too:
    https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...apps-for-tiger-leopard.2104852/#post-25819917

    Cheers
     
  7. CooperBox macrumors 65816

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    I concur with the others. I too have never run an anti-virus on my PowerMacs, and never had a problem.

    And eyoungren beat me to it in saying, "join Club 17". As we often jokingly say - albeit with a hint of seriousness, no photo - no G4 17"!
     
  8. THEbutch thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hey there, i dont suppose you have a link to tenfivetube or smtube? I cant find the correct sites online.
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    I don't suppose you could link me to tenfivetube or smtube?
     
  9. z970mp, Aug 27, 2018
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  10. wicknix macrumors 6502

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