If you really want an anti-virus program, the best one is ClamXav. It's open-source and therefore free. However, as others have already posted, there are no viruses or adware for the Mac at present, so it's up to you if you feel you really need to install it.Arcktik said:I need something that removes spyware and viruses. Thanks
What he said. I have to be really careful with my non-Mac clients. I infected one once and took down their whole network.yippy said:You can give an infected file to a Windows user, say by forwarding an email with an attachment.
Also, if you receive and infected file, say a Word document. You might be able to use it and not even know it is infected and then give it to a Windows user to look over and suddenly they are infected. Mac anit-virus would catch these files and clean them as they pass through, kind of like a firewall or a spam filter.
No program like that exists for Mac, because you really do not need one.Arcktik said:Whats a good program that simular to Ad-Aware SE Professional for mac. I need something that removes spyware and viruses. Thanks
Le Big Mac said:How would that happen? If the virus doesn't infect the mac, it won't send itself along.
Because they want to make money...imagine that.macsrockmysocks said:Then why does Symantec make Norton Anti-"Virus for Mac when you don't need it? My friend's mom is forcing him to get it, even though the CompUSA people, me, and her son told her it was unnecessary.
Norton can screw up your system. If you do a search, someone has posted a command line "utility" that acts like its scanning for viruses, and tells you that the scan is complete and no viruses were detected... but its really nothing. It doesn't really scan. Somebody made it cause their IT dept wouldnt' let them on the network unless they had virus software.macsrockmysocks said:Then why does Symantec make Norton Anti-"Virus for Mac when you don't need it? My friend's mom is forcing him to get it, even though the CompUSA people, me, and her son told her it was unnecessary.