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    Virus Program, Firewall, Backup Program
    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.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by markw10
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by markw10
    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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    i can store many dvds on 1 floppy so it's essential to me

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