Mac Virus?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Tom Foolery, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. Tom Foolery macrumors regular

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    lol ya i bet the title caught you attention. so anyways i'm getting my first mac in a couple days, I'm so hyped for it. but i was just wondering what i should do for anti-virus and anti-spyware, and especially what should i do while running parallels or boot-camp. any programs you recommend. for my windows i have avast and I'm more than happy with it
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    There are NO viruses you can pick up for OSX...use avast in Parallels and Boot Camp if you like it. There are anti-virus apps for OSX (including the popular ClamXAV) but they only scan for Windows viruses incase you're sharing files with unprotected PCs :)
     
  3. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    For the Mac you do not need anything, but for windows you will and if you like what you are using now I would suggest going with that.
     
  4. wazgilbert macrumors regular

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    I deleted the viruses and malware from my imac,

    it was the microsoft office testdrive!
     
  5. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    At the moment there's no viruses or spyware for OS X, so you don't need anything. :)
     
  6. Ninja Guidan macrumors regular

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    For Parallels or Boot Camp, Norton or McAfee. Or check to see if your ISP offers some antivirus software for free.
     

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