Mac antivirus software?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by jmonfire, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. jmonfire macrumors member

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    Does anyone know a free but decent antivirus software for mac??
    I'm new to mac and I don't have a clue which one's popular among mac community etc.
    Thanks :)
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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  3. mtnDewFTW macrumors 6502a

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    I just don't really see the NEED for one.

    It's not like your mac will get infected like a PC would.
    It's a waste of memory in my opinion.
    Barely any mac users have antivirus software installed on their macs.
     
  4. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Not a stat I would defend. There clearly is a market as there are numerous offerings from companies, including some that are Mac only. If you share files with a PC, it's nice of you have to do an occasional scan. Secondly, a lot of universities and businesses will require all users (including those running OSX) to have virus protection on their computers to be part of the network, both of my last two employers will have it.
     
  5. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Well I agree with you that there aren't any now, that doesn't answer the OP's question. Although searching would have produced something.
     
  6. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    You can now get Intego's VirusBarrier (which is probably the top anti-virus software) free via the MacHeist Bundle
     
  7. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    Agreed.
     
  8. avihappy macrumors 6502

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    Yup! I would look into getting it (even if you ultimately decide not to install it). It's a nice thing to have™.
     

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