Kaspersky just released antivirus for mac

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  1. ceezy3000 macrumors 6502

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  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    They clearly do. There are many companies and universities that require you to have anti-virus software. Also, there are plenty of other companies that make anti-virus software that seem fine.
     
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    Some newbies with no knowledge may buy something like that but it's useless. Norton has had antivirus for Mac for long time
     
  4. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    That's not true. It has a use. If you are on a network and sharing files with Windows users.
     
  5. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    yup

    just cuz macs arent affected by pc viruses doesnt mean they cant spread them to pc's
     
  6. Andy348 macrumors 6502

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    They've got a huge market. I've met over 5 Mac converts who bought Norton for Mac just because they don't believe the whole no virus thing and want to be extra safe!
     
  7. ceezy3000 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    lol well at least those ppl will now have a better choice than norton
     
  8. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    They have had numerous better choices for a while.
     
  9. FieryFurnace macrumors 6502

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    Now that Microsoft offers a free (and presumably pretty good) AntiVirus, companies like Kaspersky have to find a new market for their software - so they try Macs. :)
     
  10. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Yeah, I'm not buying Microsoft and good when it comes to viruses.
     
  11. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    It's actually very good. It uses very limited resources, and has a decent detection rate - not amazing, but very competitive for a 1 week old product. The best part is, you can't beat the price.

    Arstechnica's review
     
  12. ian.maffett macrumors 6502

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    I say AV for Mac is a good insurance. Macs don't suffer from PC virus issues but a Mac is still a computer and a virus just a program, nonetheless. So, if someone were inclined to write a virus specifically for a Mac...
     
  13. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Anyone can sell undercoating for your car too

    Giz Explains: Why OS X Shrugs Off Viruses Better Than Windows
    http://i.gizmodo.com/5101337/giz-explains-why-os-x-shrugs-off-viruses-better-than-windows

    The Mac Malware Myth
    http://www.roughlydrafted.com/2009/01/29/the-mac-malware-myth/

    The Unavoidable Malware Myth
    http://www.roughlydrafted.com/2008/...-apple-wont-inherit-microsofts-malware-crown/

    Market Share Myth
    http://blogs.bellinghamherald.com/i...uter_virus_record_straig&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1

    Many top hackers / security consultants use Mac, example, Kevin Mitnick
    http://obamapacman.com/2009/09/kevi...minal-turned-security-consultant-is-mac-user/
     
  14. SmugMac macrumors regular

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    So for the facts:
    - Effectively Version 1.0 of KAV for Mac
    - Not 64-bit
    - High Memory Utilization
    - $59? Really? :eek:
     

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  15. yg17 macrumors G5

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    So? It should be up to the Windows users receiving any files from me to have AV software. I'm not wasting my time, money or system resources on AV software when viruses don't affect me.
     
  16. andylyon macrumors 6502a

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    Talk about not looking out for others. What if the people you are sending files to are friends or family? Your not bothered if you infect their Windows machines?

    AnDy
     
  17. yg17 macrumors G5

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    To be honest, no. They're using Windows, they should be running AV and keep it updated. Like I said, I'm not wasting my money and system resources because they choose to use a vulnerable operating system.
     
  18. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    I understand where you are coming from, in both educational and professional settings when using my Mac on a network and sharing files between computers, I have been required to commit to using an anti-virus software.
     

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