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    MacManc
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    Virus Program
    I know Macs don't need a virus program, but I am going to Providence College and they require you to have a virus program in order to gain access to their network. What would be the best virus program install in terms of the least taxing on your system resources? Thanks in advance.

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    I would look at Virex first

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    Icarus
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    Bummer. My school gave me Norton for free - so it's all good.

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    My school offers norton for free but its not a mac-friendly campus so I figured that I'd be on my own for Mac virus software.

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    If you have .Mac, Virex is free.
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    Just install something (freeware anti-virus) and show it to them and then get rid of it. hah!

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    iSheep
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    Build a little wall from paper around your computer - that'll stop 'em.

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    I thought about getting .mac because as you said it has virex, but its $100 dollars which is expensive as anything. I also have everything that .Mac offers (email etc). So I was really just looking for a stand alone anti-virus. I know about Virex and Norton and I am torn between the two. I have used Norton all of my life on my Windows Machines (Yes, I was once on the darkside) but I am wondering if Virex is the better Mac-Alternative

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    I had absolutely no problem running Norton AV 9.0 on the Mac. It was just fine. I only switched to Virex because it was free with .Mac, otherwise I would have stuck with Norton...
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    my school offers sophos for mac and pc for the virus program
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    PMJx2
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    Virex or norton , they both function the same...

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