Antivirus...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by danipower0204, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. danipower0204 macrumors newbie

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    I will probably get bashed for this. Try not to :D
    I know Mac have a lower risk, much lower risk of getting viruses than windows, but if you would recommend an antivirus, for safety in downloading things from the internet, which one would it be for mac?
     
  2. uberamd macrumors 68030

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    Well being as 0 viruses exist for Mac there is no risk. But if you still want an AV scanner, download ClamXAV (free).
     
  3. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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  4. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

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    Like with everyone, Im sure he also means trojans when he says viruses. People need to learn that virus is as ambiguous a term as "car" is.
     
  5. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Free options are ClamXAV and iAntivirus. ClamXAV scans mostly for Windows threats (which isn't bad since it'll keep you from propagating virus to Windows users). iAntivirus will catch to Mac trojans that are around.
     
  6. danipower0204 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. Yes you are right, when I say virus, I mean basically viruses, trojans and the lot. Thanks, I will look into those programs
     

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