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I am switching from PC to Mac now and have a question. I know in the Mac field there are far fewer virus issues but I assume that still some type of virus program is needed as well as a firewall. Is this true and if so which one is best? With the PC I use Norton for viruses, zonealarm for firewall.
As well, I am always careful about hard drive backups. I do them to DVD-R. On the PC I have used PC Backup but mostly use Acronis. What is a good backup program for the Mac or is this built in?
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No virus program is needed as there are no viruses. If you feel the need, just on principle, then I'd recommend ClamexAV. OSX has a built in Firewall that works well.


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I know in the Mac field there are far fewer virus issues but I assume that still some type of virus program is needed as well as a firewall.
fewer? try none.
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I am switching from PC to Mac now and have a question. I know in the Mac field there are far fewer virus issues but I assume that still some type of virus program is needed as well as a firewall. Is this true and if so which one is best? With the PC I use Norton for viruses, zonealarm for firewall.
As well, I am always careful about hard drive backups. I do them to DVD-R. On the PC I have used PC Backup but mostly use Acronis. What is a good backup program for the Mac or is this built in?
Thanks in advance for any help.
No viruses. NONE. Hard to believe, I know.

Firewall's built in, you can turn it on in System Preferences.

Backups: You can either use Disk Utility, burn straight from a burn folder, or use Toast 7 Titanium. I suggest toast, although it is a bit expensive it has a lot of great burning features.

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