Thread: Newb to Mac that needs help.
04-26-2010, 01:26 PM #1
Antivirus for Macs? & for Macs running bootcamp?
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- Apr 26, 2010
I have a question.
Im wondering if Mac's need to have an antivirus. I know of ClamXav, but is it any good? & what others do you recommend?
...also. Im thinking of using either boot camp or VMWare Fusion to run Windows 7 with my new MacBook Pro. If I do this, will I need to have antivirus for both Mac & for windows?
So like, will I need to have ClamXav for the mac (when thats running) & still have AVG or AVAST etc... (for when im running WIndows 7?)
Im a bit confused. They are two different Operating Systems, but will one Antivirus cover the two..? Not too sure.
Thanks for your time guys!
04-26-2010, 01:45 PM #2
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- Feb 23, 2009
- 21" iMac * 2.8 Ghz Intel Core i7 * 16GB 1333 Mhz DDR3 * 1TB HD *AMD Radeon HD 6770M 512 MB
No need for antivirus on Mac OS X. You should try out the Search feature here, there is already a lengthy discussion about this here:
You will, however, need antivirus software for your Windows partition. Any Windows malware will only affect your Windows OS.
04-26-2010, 02:15 PM #3
Advice: next time make your title describe your post. You know, like a book title gives you an idea of what the book is about...
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