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post #11 of 35
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Originally Posted by Captain_cannonfodder;14463577 
Less of the Mac hate damit.

No one is hating on MACs, just answering the question with proof.

Geez, MAC users are so sensitive

(^did that on purpose biggrin.gif)
Edited by PCWIZMTL - 8/5/11 at 4:37am
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post #12 of 35
VirusBarrier X6. use it on the wife's macbook... It's never found anything, and doesn't seem to resource hungry.

Edit: And while macs may not be vulnerable to most viruses these days, they can still spread them.
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post #13 of 35
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VirusBarrier X6. use it on the wife's macbook... It's never found anything.
well if it hasnt found anything yet maybe its not such a good antivirus.
Just saying, the more they catch the better they are and not the opposite.

We are not hating on Macs,actually I would love to get one some day, so I can finally hang out and do homework in Starbucks.

(^did that on purpose )
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post #14 of 35
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Lol macs dont need antivirus, thats one of the big arguments all apple fanboys use when comparing to PC.
This.
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post #16 of 35
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This.
Nope, MACLIFE themselves recommend antimalware applications to be installed, they were even secretly installed in an update

If it has an operating system and it's popular, malware will be written for it

period
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post #17 of 35
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I use Sophos it's perfectly adequate. Your right it's not really vital having anti virus software on Mac's but I did anyway because I like having piece of mind.

Also the link to the VMWare article is suggesting you get Anti Virus for the Windows install within VMWare because Windows is more vulnerable to viruses as there are many more of them.

Agreed, I use Sophos on mine. It's Free and professional grade (=.
post #18 of 35
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well if it hasnt found anything yet maybe its not such a good antivirus.
Just saying, the more they catch the better they are and not the opposite.

We are not hating on Macs,actually I would love to get one some day, so I can finally hang out and do homework in Starbucks.

(^did that on purpose )
Or maybe it's not reporting false positives and being that macs are immune to viruses designed for PCs it makes sense. And the wife is really good about her browsing and email habits, so it doesn't surprise me.
    
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post #19 of 35
Sorry for the trolls in the thread.

Norton makes a great AV and their mac virus database is shared with PC so you'll be protecting every PC you interact with as well. The firewall can be a bit testy so if you have a lot of manual configurations it could take some work to get it to play nice. Default setups are almost never a problem.

The only one you want to specifically avoid is Virusbarrier X6, it's extremely broken in Lion.
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If apple made a good AV program, they would sue anyone who made them before for patent infringement
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