Antivirus and Spyware software

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by yayitsezekiel, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. yayitsezekiel macrumors 6502a

    yayitsezekiel

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    Hello all!

    I am buying a new unibody macbook pro, and not that I am worried of it getting a virus or spyware :)apple: ftw! :D), I always like to be on the safe side of things.

    I was wondering if anyone could recommend a good anti-virus/anti-spyware software for the mac?

    Thanks!
     
  2. benlangdon macrumors 65832

    benlangdon

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    search tool is a great feature. its right next to new posts.
     
  3. yayitsezekiel thread starter macrumors 6502a

    yayitsezekiel

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  5. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    There are a number of active discussions about this already
    Use MRoogle to find them

    Bottom line, you don't need any anti virus or spyware software on the Mac
    There are no viruses and any anti virus software will bloat and clog your system

    Trojans on the other hand are a different story
    They require you to activate and enter your administrator's password
    Just be careful and know what you are downloading
    Use common sense

    If you share files with PC users, you can use ClamXav to scan your files for their protection

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  6. yayitsezekiel thread starter macrumors 6502a

    yayitsezekiel

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    thanks! i appreciate the tips :)

    and i'll do a search and see if i can find these other threads
     

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