Mac Virus?

Tom Foolery

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Oct 16, 2007
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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
 

psychofreak

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May 16, 2006
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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 :)
 

0007776

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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.
 

Ninja Guidan

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Sep 30, 2005
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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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