Good Free Antivirus for Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Russian Doll, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. Russian Doll macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone have any recommendations on a good antivirus program I can use for my new mac? I was using Avira for my PC and it was great.

    Anyone?

    Thanks!
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    There is no need for AV on the Mac

    There are several active threads discussing this
    You can find them using MRoogle

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    MAC's dont need antivirus programs because there are no viruses that can affect MAC's at the moment, so dont waste your time.
     
  4. plinden macrumors 68040

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    The only (current) reason to use antivirus on a Mac is if you're using it in a mainly Windows environment like at work. If you get an infected file, it won't hurt the Mac, but if you pass it on to someone else, you get blamed. Despite some scare-mongering, I don't foresee this changing.
     
  5. kastenbrust macrumors 68030

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    to be honest i feel no sympathy, they should be using mac's too
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Intelligent End-User 3.5

    Searching the freaking Internet also helps.
     
  7. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    If you want to protect your Windows friends you can use ClamXav
    It is free

    But honestly... we don't need another new thread on this
    We have enough active ones already

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  8. Solemony macrumors 6502

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    You don't need one..As Mac is a anti-virus already...
     
  9. Russian Doll thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wow that's great! I was under the impression that there must be some form of viruses or trojans or even spyware for macs. But it looks like as of yet, we're safe?

    YAY! :)
     
  10. toolbox macrumors 68020

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    +1

    I use this to scan infected windows rigs
     
  11. BittenApple macrumors 6502a

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    We use that for the UCD computer labs...
     

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