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    General Security Tips for your Mac
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    Quote Originally Posted by teetertotter View Post
    Ditto!!
    Now, you just responded to and presumably agreed w/ a 2-year old post - do you have a question or a concern - simply wondering? Dave
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    General Security Tips for your Mac
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    Quote Originally Posted by graphicg View Post
    THE ANTI-VIRUS QUESTION
    Still. looking at the above on anti-virus programs, just for that extra measure of safety, Ive been using Intego; ot seems to be useful, and has a good "Security Blog"

    I have thought a lot about this, and would really like feedback from others here.
    Hello and welcome to the forum! I just visited the Intego Website and perused their Mac software offerings (shown in image below) - not sure 'what' of their product(s) you are using, but I'm assuming the AV app - correct?

    Now, if you have read this entire thread carefully (and plenty of others in this forum on whether to use AV software), then the summary opinion is that AV programs (i.e. anti-virus and not other types of malware, especially browser related - IMPORTANT distinction) are not needed on a computer w/ Mac OS X - there are no viruses 'in the wild' that can infect this operating system - your AV software is simply checking for Windows viruses (which could be passed on to your PC using friends, so maybe an issue?), but using your hardware resources and possibly causing conflicts, not an uncommon complaint when members come here asking for help w/ AV software installed.

    SO, before adding more to this post on what you should be doing on your Apple machine, please tell us which Intego products you are using and what your concerns may be? You may have 'thought a lot about this,' but likely made the wrong decision in opting to use AV software - Dave
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