Antivirus

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  1. yellowblues, Dec 29, 2010
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    yellowblues macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I've just installed an antivirus and now can't access some websites.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on how to maintain security, but still be able to access websites?

    Thanks
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, uninstall any antivirus apps. You don't need them on a Mac. All you need is common sense and a little understanding.

    Read this: Mac Virus/Malware Info
     
  3. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Yep, drop the antivirus, it isn't needed at all... period

    Others will be along soon to overwhelm you with reasons why, but trust me
    Just drop the AV and you will be fine
     
  4. yellowblues thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your reply.

    Can you please give me examples of what apps are? .... or are you just saying I don't need an antivirus sofware?
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    You don't need antivirus software. Read the link I posted.
     
  6. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    You just don't need any antivirus software or applications period :)
    Enjoy your Mac!
     
  7. yellowblues thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have read that you don't need antivirus, but I've also read that you should get it. Now I've got it (and it wasn't a free antivirus), so I want to work out how to get around the obstacle I originally posted about.
     
  8. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Then I will bow out, cause I can't help you with that :)
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If you want to arm yourself with facts instead of opionions, read the linked post. If you don't, that's up to you. If you're determined to keep your antivirus and it's causing you problems, I can't help with that.
     
  10. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Can you get a refund?
     

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