virus question

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by brentg33, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. brentg33 macrumors 6502a

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    so in a previous post, i am having some problems with the lastest version of ClamXav.....which made me think...at this current time what are people in this forum using for virus/spyware, etc scanning...if anything?

    thanks
    brent
     
  2. ::Lisa:: macrumors 6502a

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    Nothing here, so far.

    I won't use IS or AV until there are enough viruses out there for OS X to cause us to do that.
     
  3. Sherman Homan macrumors 6502

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    There are no viruses that afflict OS X. The only mal-ware are things like DNS re-directs but you have to consciously choose to install them. It takes admin level authorization to do. There will never be protection against that!
    So, there is no need for anti-virus software. There are unusual examples of acting as a good neighbor if you ever intercept a virus laden PC document, but any PC left so unprotected is already hosed.
     
  4. JSchwage macrumors 6502a

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    Nothing. Antivirus programs on the Mac seems to bring more bad than good. :p
     

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