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    Sep 09, 2008
    Free Anti-Virus Apps for Mac
    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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    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11
    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.

    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:-
    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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    Member Since
    Oct 10, 2004
    27" 3.4 Ghz i7 iMac-13" C2D Macbook-OSX 10.10.2 -64Gb iPad 2-64 Gb iPhone 6+-ATV 2-14Tb of Storage
    Anti-Virus Software? What's that....

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    osxx's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 19, 2008
    houston texas
    09 MBP 8GB ram 500GB HD OS 10.9 32B iPad 4 32GB iPhone 5 iOs7 2TB TC Apple TV3
    Quote Originally Posted by baggss View Post
    Anti-Virus Software? What's that....
    Something that is only on my PC.

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    Moved to proper forum.

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