Antivirus, now you can get them on your mac!

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by crazycat, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. crazycat macrumors 65816

    crazycat

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    Thanks to Parallels and Bootcamp now you can get a virus on your mac. What is the best antivirus software out there? i dont mind paying for it. Norton is terrible now, Macafee is not much better and i have not tried anything else. Any recommendations?
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

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    I'll be the first to say: Mac OS X does not get viruses. But as for your Windows partition I just say erase it :p
     
  3. psychofreak Retired

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    The Mac virus scanners scan for Windows viruses that do not effect OSX, incase you want to send files to an unprotected PC.

    For Windows I recommend AVG Free and Ad-aware (free)...
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

    flopticalcube

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    Just get Avast or AVG for the PC side and use Firefox or Safari as your Windows browser. The OSX side don't need nothin'.:p
     
  5. LMO macrumors member

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    As a possible downside to gaining market share, the Mac may start to attract more attention from the virus-writers:

    Quoted from: New Mac Security News
     

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