avg link scanner

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Rowf, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. Rowf macrumors regular

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    #1
    I'm not looking for debate on virus/malware/phishing (but go ahead if you feel the need :))
    but has anyone tried avg link scanner?
    I'm doing a lot of research surfing at the moment and it would be nice to have a guideline against some of the sites that I may visit.

    If so:
    Did it work?
    Did it cause any problems?
    Is it easy to uninstall?

    Thanks.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    #2
    You can't harm your Mac simply by visiting websites, and you don't need any 3rd party antivirus software to protect Mac OS X from malware. Macs are not immune to malware, but no true viruses exist in the wild that can run on Mac OS X, and there never have been any since it was released 10 years ago. The only malware in the wild that can affect Mac OS X is a handful of trojans, which can be easily avoided with some basic education, common sense and care in what software you install. Also, Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Lion have anti-malware protection built in, further reducing the need for 3rd party antivirus apps.
     
  3. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    Why not use OpenDNS ?
     
  4. Rowf thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've been taking a look at this but don't really understand how it could be much different from using isp servers?
     

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