Anyone got any input as to which Virex i should download from .Mac. The still offer 7.2.1 along with 7.5.1. I think that 7.5 has more bells and whistles but i don't always think that, that is always advantageous. Any help?
7.5 offers full-time scanning of what's coming into and going out of your Mac. On my 667 PB, it took way too much of the processor and RAM. I also couldn't figure out a way to get the dang thing to stop loading on startup. So, off it went!
I've now got 7.2 on my PB, but it doesn't load at startup, it's there only for if I think there's a problem.
I've always been a supporter of having some kind of virus protection on your computer, even a Mac. I've changed my mind. I'm going commando!
But if you were going to choose one 7.2 is the way to go, I've heard of bad experiences from people who installed 7.5. With 7.5 Virex installs the app into your system and it can interrupt processes to perform a 'scan', so I'd stay well clear.
Just make sure you keep up to date with the security releases from Apple and you should be dandy!
personally i would say go with nothing. i have had my pb now for nearly 18 months and after about 12 of those i tried some av software to see if anything was there. and there wasnt and it really slowed things down so i personally wouldnt bother!
to be honest i wouldnt use virex. just use anything else. The version i had even after i updated the definitions still couldnt detect w97m.thus which isnt really a virus for a mac but it means you cant email word files and tries to delete a windows HD. trust me, get anything except virex even free online antivirus