Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1

    Ricky55's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 27, 2007
    Posts
    196
    Anti Virus Required?
    Hi

    Just been reading Mac Format, a UK magazine dedicated to the Mac. They are running a feature on Anti Virus programs for the Mac. They are recommending iAntiVirus available: http://www.iantivirus.com/ for free.

    I was just wondering what you guys thought, do you use Anti Virus software?

    I must admit I don't really want to install Anti Virus thats one of the reasons why I love the Mac but I also don't want to take risks.

    What is the general feeling?

  2. #2

    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Location
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    Posts
    22,018
    Specs:
    Imac 27" Retina 5K, 512GB Flash Storage, 3.3Ghz, 16GB memory, OS X.11.5.
    Very interesting this 'Mac specific threat'. Why not ask them for details of this threat so we all know?

    If you run XP on Boot Camp there could be an argument for AVG v. 8 or something.

  3. #3

    louishen's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 22, 2007
    Location
    London
    Posts
    8,968
    Specs:
    Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver
    I run the open source ClamXav about once a month, just to see if a virus has appeared, so far no

    THere is a massive forum thread here if you want to read it

    http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=23835

    take schweb's advice and activate the os x firewall, as for anti virus, it's up to you

  4. #4

    Ricky55's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 27, 2007
    Posts
    196
    The threat is mac specific its some kind of trojan horse

  5. #5

    Dysfunction's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 17, 2008
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    6,880
    Specs:
    Way... way too many specs to list.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky55 View Post
    The threat is mac specific its some kind of trojan horse
    Simply don't run executables that you don't trust.
    mike
    This machine kills fascists
    Got # ? phear the command line!

  6. #6


    Member Since
    Jul 19, 2008
    Posts
    7
    i think is still no virus on mac, but when i try to surf using safari thats were the problem starts even i went to yahoo.com it redirect to other website its just like a search engine also but it has poker porn. i dont know what that is i have to restart my system to get that out.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Best Anti-virus & Anti-malware software for Mac
    By mbryson76 in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 10-30-2014, 04:57 PM
  2. Anti Virus
    By cj.tiler in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-10-2013, 06:02 PM
  3. Anti-Spyware, Anti-Virus Programs...?
    By SLovell1 in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-30-2007, 07:40 PM
  4. Do you use an Anti-virus?
    By Zingy in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-14-2005, 03:46 PM
  5. Free Anti-spyware? Anti-Virus software?
    By mckots in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-08-2005, 11:46 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •