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OS 10.5 - Anti Virus Required?


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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?
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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.
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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

The Official Mac AntiVirus and Firewall FAQ

take schweb's advice and activate the os x firewall, as for anti virus, it's up to you
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The threat is mac specific its some kind of trojan horse
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The threat is mac specific its some kind of trojan horse
Simply don't run executables that you don't trust.

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Got # ? phear the command line!
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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.
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