virus protrction or not?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by steve31, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. steve31 macrumors 6502a

    steve31

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    New to mac and I would like to know if its suggested that you run virus protection or should I be scanning for spyware with my mac? :confused:I dont have wndows on it and use it for basic web stuff i.e bloggs ect.. Its fast and I dont want to slow things down if I dont have to. About the only program I use to clean things up is cocktail.
     
  2. chrisdazzo macrumors 6502

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    macs are universally known to be virus-free. i don't think you'll have to worry about anything unless you're running windows on your mac, too.
     
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    You don't need any virus protection, there are no viruses to worry about.
     
  4. Jack Flash macrumors 65816

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    If you are running Windows, your ISP may provide free virus protection software. Comcast Cable provides McAffe Security Center. If not, Avast is a free client that is pretty good.
     
  5. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    They are talking about virus protection on Mac OS X, not Windows.
     
  6. JayEE macrumors newbie

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    I use ClamXav just because I always use protection. The only malware it ever caught it phishing emails. Mow that my ISP filters I really don't expect it to find anything.
     
  7. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    This is like moving from a wooden house to one made of concrete and asking what to do about termites. Yes there are people willing to take your money and sell you "termite protection" but you would do fine to keep your money.

    The need for this kind of stuff should be an embarrassment to Microsoft.
     
  8. steve31 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thnxs I dont plan on running windows until the new op comes out and then I will run protection. But I did not want to run it now and was concerned about spyware. Thnxs:D
     
  9. RZetlin macrumors regular

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    I go by the old saying, "Better safe than sorry".

    On my iBook, I have Norton installed on it.

    Though I will be switching to the free ClamXav since the Norton subscription is up.
     

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