antivirus Sentinel pro

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by tony3d, Oct 30, 2015.

  1. tony3d macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone use this package? Is it any good?
     
  2. phrehdd macrumors 68040

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    I don't use it but you might want to search the Internet for reviews.
     
  3. tony3d thread starter macrumors 6502

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    The only reviews I see are on the App Store. What do you use?
     
  4. beachmusic macrumors regular

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    I use Avira for Mac. Free.
    https://www.avira.com/
     
  5. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    Unless you're going to naughty and/or questionable sites or accessing the dark web, you really don't need an antivirus. The only thing it really does is slow down your system.
     
  6. loekf macrumors 6502a

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    Avira is ok, seems to be light on resources. Coming from PC, I felt strange not having some sort of anti virus scanner in the background.
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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    I usually avoid antivirus software on my Macs (definitely needed on my windows machines). I don't see the need for such apps for OS X.
     
  8. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    It may seem strange, but you don't really need an anti-virus software on a Mac. Neverteheless, I also have two apps that I use, though very seldom. Both are on-demand software, they don't run in the background, do not require any system resources when not used.
     
  9. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Unless you are accepting and sending Windows files to other Windows users, I wouldn't worry with loading an anti-virus program on your Mac. I do suggest installing Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac (formerly known as Adware Medic). Depending on how you use your Mac, or allow it to be used by others, you have a greater chance of acquiring some form of Malware, than you do a virus that can affect your Mac, in my opinion.
     
  10. boston04and07 macrumors 65816

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    Out of curiosity, would plain old PDF files count as this? Because I do regularly send PDFs back and forth between colleagues who I know use (somewhat crappy) Windows machines. Never thought about this before...
     

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