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What do others use for virus protection for their iMacs?
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Nothing. Read this thread.

And I loved Red Green!
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thanks! Just learning to use the forum etc....
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Never heard of him, but after watching a couple of his vids last night, I may have to go see him if he tours anywhere close next year.

I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.
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I use Avast Anti Virus. Not that I am overly worried about getting a virus on my Mac, but I have PC stuff also I need to protect.. But Avast is free and works good for me.


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And if you MUST have AV to feel better, ClamXav is probably the best solution.
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Oh you should do yourself a favor and check into the Red Green show from the 90s. Funny Canadian stuff.
It is a very funny show and I try to be handy all the time lol.
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Funniest Red Green bit I saw was one of his man-to-man talks about going to the bathroom for men over 50. He said it was like a fireworks display--lots of standing around waiting for the show to start, lots of oohs, and ahs during the show and you were never really sure when the show ended. I about wet myself laughing, then I turned 50 and it wasn't so funny...
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@ possum lodge 20 Can't believe I missed that screen name yesterday.

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I downloaded for free ClamXav and scanned my iMac. Nothing, nada to report.
My system OS X 10.8.5, clean and healthy.

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@ possum lodge 20 Can't believe I missed that screen name yesterday.
Not having ever seen Red Green's show, I was at a loss how his name was interjected into this thread. Now I think I get it.
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Red Green was a member of Possum Lodge.

And remember the handyman's secret weapon--duct tape!
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Best antivirus? Good common sense and safe browsing practices. And keep operating system up to date using Software Update in the App Store. Since Snow Leopard OS X.6 Apple has released malware rotection in the various updates.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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