Anti Virus should i bother

Discussion in 'macOS' started by alexboy45, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. alexboy45 macrumors regular

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    I have finaly made the move to a Mac from the world of windows. i have a license for etrust AV for mac. should i bother installing it. i would never run windows with out AV but is it safe to do so on a mac?

    thanks for any help
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Searching would pull up over 500 threads where we tell you not to waste your money on anti-virus software for OS X because it itself IS a virus.
     
  3. alexboy45 thread starter macrumors regular

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    so thats a no then:D
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Don't worry about it. Welcome to safety.
     
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  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    No need for AV, but you can use ClamXav (its free) to scan files if you share with Windows users. You don't want to pass anything along to them.

    I agree... it is a good idea to always be aware of what you are browsing and clicking. While there are no true viruses, there are a few trojans around that require you to click and supply your password, etc. Just use good common sense.

    Oh, and avoid Norton like the plague ;)

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     

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