Antivirus software

DrFinkle

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Aug 28, 2006
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I am transitioning to Mac and am wondering if I need/ should get AV software? How does it affect performance? [Obviously, I will run it on my Boot Camped WinXP]

Thanks.

DrFinkle
 

bousozoku

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Jun 25, 2002
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For Mac OS X itself, nothing is currently needed. If you're exchanging files with Windows users, you might want something to avoid being the middleman to pass on someone else's virus.
 

OzMo

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Aug 13, 2006
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Australia
For OS X, use ClamXav if you want to avoid passing on viruses to Windows.

For Windows, you DO need av and all the other junk, and they will affect Windows performance on a Mac just as they do on any other Windows machine. I run AVG, Spybot, Ad-aware.