Suggested security for my new iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by maclearning, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. maclearning macrumors member

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    Should I get the Norton internet security for Mac to use in my brand new (not delivered yet) iMac? I was told by the Apple Store sales guy that its not necessary.

    Coming from a purely Windoze background, I have a well founded paranoia of my internet security. Is it worth the $79 for piece of mind, or is my Windows experience clouding my judgement regarding this issue?

    My ISP is Charter Security, and they have a free Security Suite (from F Secure). Is this a workable option? From what I've read online, it doesn't even protect a Mac...

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    No, no, and again, no. Do not waste your money on anything "Norton".

    Use a strong password, and keep your Mac behind a NAT (probably your router already has it), and you'll be good to go in 99% of the cases.
     
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    No. You don't need anything.

    Norton does more harm than good anyway, as it uses most of your resources.
     
  4. maclearning thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks Y'all

    Thanks for talking me down...Too much caffeine and A rich Windows history...
     
  5. windels macrumors regular

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    hey,

    just in case you didn't know; I do want to mention to you that , although your mac isn't affected by virusus , you still can trasport them to other windows pc's. for example an email that contains a virus won't harm your mac, if it is a windows virus , but it will harm the windows pc you send it to. so point being; if you use ur mac at work, or at another en environment with alot of windows pc's.

    sam

    EDIT:I see you were just talking about internet security, so I know it was off topic, sorry. still, gonna leave it here anyway incase you would find it interesting.
     

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