Where to find antispyware for macbook pro?

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  1. DLGabriel macrumors newbie

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    I am searching for antispyware for my macbook pro. Everything I keep finding is for a PC... can someone direct me to a website for mac antispyware.
     
  2. Aranince macrumors 65816

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    That's because there are no widespread viruses or spyware for macs. Don't worry about getting anything like that for your mac for now.
     
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    i would recommend ClamXav, VirusBarrier, or Avast. i would not recommend MacScan or Norton. these will mostly search for Windows viruses on your Mac as there are currently none for OS X. Windows viruses will not excecute in OS X.

    read this whole thread for detailed info on viruses and malware for Mac (well the lack of).
     
  4. wadejc85 macrumors 6502

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    If you're paranoid, Symantec has some somewhat good Mac products.

    I like Norton better than ClamXav. Personal preference, though.
     
  5. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    I'd do some research on the effects Norton has on Mac's before installing such unnecessary bloated crap if i was you
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Nope, because you don't need it. Don't waste your money.
     
  7. tonie macrumors 6502

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  8. alphaod macrumors Core

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    when your computer asks for your password and you ane not installing anything or using your keychain, click cancel.
     
  9. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Yep, you might fall into the trap of installing Norton Virus (a resource hog, that slows the system) and Norton Drive Destroyer (which might hurt more than it help due to it being frozen years ago).
     
  10. dtklamf macrumors regular

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    did you just get a mac today or something?
     
  11. alphaod macrumors Core

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    The question has been answered; no need to beat a dead horse.
     

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