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    virus protection
    I need to Install a virus protection on my Imac running MTN LION. Any recommendations ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by morgan727 View Post
    I need to Install a virus protection on my Imac running MTN LION. Any recommendations ?
    Hello morgan727 and welcome.

    No we generally really don't see the need...however if you really really really must install something then Clamxav is the one most recommended ClamXav

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    Why would you need protection from something that does not exist on a Mac.

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    virus
    I believe my mac was hacked.My camera was taken over by someone.Maybe it was from a attachment from an email. I just want to prevent this.

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    virus
    Is it possible for a imac to be hacked?

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    Quote Originally Posted by morgan727 View Post
    I believe my mac was hacked.My camera was taken over by someone.Maybe it was from a attachment from an email. I just want to prevent this.
    Someone, for example an administrator, would have had to have installed and authorised some software for example Apple Remote Desktop to do this. It's highly unlikely.

    Try running Repair Disk Permissions on your HDD in Disk Utility and make sure you OS is completely up to date.

    Have a look at this also http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/swi...ewall-faq.html

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    I run sophos on my mac. I dont see a problem with having it or not having it. My machine is fast enough that i dont notice a performace difference.

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    As others have said there are no viruses and very few malware threats to Mac OS X. Most do not run any AV software however if you come from the windows world and are concerned, download ClamXAV which is freeware. If you run Windows by VM< or BootCamp, download Microsoft's Security Essentials, also freeware.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    I suggest WebrootSecureAnywhere.

    Even though Macs don't have many Malware issues or hacking issues.

    You can buy the program at Best Buy.

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    If a user feels happier with AV, Sophos home edition is ideal. It's free, effective and non intrusive. It's likely to only identify PC viri attached to emails though, as there are minimal threats in OS X. Never buy Norton AV.
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    Never buy Norton AV.
    I agree. I avoid Symantec products whenever I can - whether it's on my Macs or PCs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morgan727 View Post
    I believe my mac was hacked.My camera was taken over by someone.Maybe it was from a attachment from an email. I just want to prevent this.
    I think you're looking for a solution to a problem that either isn't malware related or doesn't require AV. In the mean time, let's break this down a bit. What makes you think this?
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    I run "Avast!" but it has never caught anything. Scanning my computer has never come up with any threats...could not say that about W.

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    iAntivirus
    I use iAntivirus. it's not realtime, but you can scan whenever. I got it on the app stare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morgan727 View Post
    I believe my mac was hacked.My camera was taken over by someone.Maybe it was from a attachment from an email. I just want to prevent this.
    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    I think you're looking for a solution to a problem that either isn't malware related or doesn't require AV. In the mean time, let's break this down a bit. What makes you think this?
    I'm interested to see the reply to vansmith's question.

    Why throw snake oil (avast, iAntivirus, and the like) at something when you don't even know the symptoms or cause yet?
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