Viruses

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by crtosi, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. crtosi macrumors newbie

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    I bought an IMac because i thought i woudnt have to worry about viruses. Now on the MAC page, there is this app for virus protection taht will cost me about 60 dollards.
    What's everyone`s thoughts on this?
    What do I do?
    Thanks a lot:confused:
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    No need for any AV software on your Mac unless you are wanting to prevent the transfer of Windows malware to Windows users
     
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  4. Mac.World macrumors 68000

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    You don't need to pay money for A/V software. SOPHOS is free and has recently been made available for Mac's.
    But this is more to help protect your Window's friends, rather than yourself. I don't believe there are any active viruses for Mac's currently in the wild.
    Having A/V is not a bad idea, just be careful which one's you choose. Some are just bloat and adware that hog the CPU.
     
  5. jljue macrumors regular

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    I second Sophos. I've only been using it for 3 months, but it seems pretty good so far and pretty light (not a resource hog). I was using F-Prot for Mac before then (also free and pretty light), but it didn't ever remind me that my registration was up and that I needed to re-register. I hope that I didn't pass any viruses to any Windows users for 2-3 months. :apple:
     
  6. rickyalan macrumors newbie

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    it seems that no news indicates virus on mac system
     
  7. Apple OC macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

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    why waste your time with AV software ... there are no viruses running wild for Mac
     
  8. dime21 macrumors 6502

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    Anti-virus software for OSX is like putting on a condom before you jerk off.
     
  9. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Anti-virus is as useful for protecting your Mac as having a bomb shelter to protect you from purple left-handed English-speaking 12-feet-tall frogs carrying machine guns. No need to protect against something that doesn't exist.

    Read the link that simsaladimbamba posted:
     

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