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I have free MacScan on one of my Macs, and free Sophos on the other. I used free AVG Internet Security although the last time my web site was hacked it failed to inform me as it had before. Now I got a notice that there is an AVG update to it. But all the downloads on their site appear to be .exe files rather than for Mac and there is a notice it is now $50!

Is there a workable free or inexpensive alternate for web site protection for Macs? And would using it as well as using Sophos or MacScan on the actual Macs possibly cause problems? I see there is also a $30 upgrade to MacScan. Is it worth getting?
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Most of us here Henry do not use any AV software at all as there are no Mac OS X viruses. Coming from the Windows environment, if you are really worried about this, download and install ClamXAV2, which is free ware.

http://www.clamxav.com/download.php

Opinion is divided about Sophos and Macscan causing problems, however IMHO leave them well and truly alone.

Best defense is do not download pirate software and never, ever part with your password. A strong, alphabetical/numerical password, is essential.

Also have a read of this similar thread:-


avast found malware but cannot remove it - help needed

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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Anti-Virus Software? What's that....


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Anti-Virus Software? What's that....
Something that is only on my PC.
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