Spy Sweeper On Mac Computer

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by huhwtfisthis?, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. huhwtfisthis? macrumors member

    huhwtfisthis?

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    i was just wondering if they make an anti-virus, anti-spyware for mac computers? if they do, can someone give me a link to a site to buy them?
    thanks
     
  2. John T macrumors 68020

    John T

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    Unnecessary!! That's one of the beauties of a Mac!! :D
     
  3. tersono macrumors 68000

    tersono

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    AV and anti-spyware software really isn't necessary on OS X, as there's damn all out there for them to find (except Windows malware, which won't affect OS X anyhow).

    If you really MUST have AV, then try ClamXAV, which will, at least, prevent you from wasting your money.

    Forget anti-spyware, though - there just isn't any at present.

    Note: none of the above applies if you are running Windows on your Mac - via either bootcamp or VMWare/Parallels. In that case you will need to install regular Windows AV and anti-spyware applications - but only within Windows itself. I recommend AVG free and AdAware.
     

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