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    AlexN
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    Anti-virus software for Mac OS X?


    Hi,

    I went to Symantec website, and found out that they don't have Norton Anti-Virus for Mac OS X. Which anti-virus do you use?

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    menace3054
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexN
    Hi,

    I went to Symantec website, and found out that they don't have Norton Anti-Virus for Mac OS X. Which anti-virus do you use?

    hey alex, they do infact have norton antivirus for mac osx. i used to use it myself, and personally found that it slowed my machine down too much. i use intego virus barrier, from intego.com its very efficient

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    Thanks for the replies. I must have overlooked.

    I just read the other thread about this topic, I'm wondering if it's necessary to use anti-virus software on mac? I don't use anti-virus on my Linux, but I rely heavily on it for my PC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexN
    Thanks for the replies. I must have overlooked.

    I just read the other thread about this topic, I'm wondering if it's necessary to use anti-virus software on mac? I don't use anti-virus on my Linux, but I rely heavily on it for my PC.
    The only reason that we put SAV 10 on our macs here at the college is to keep them from being a virus carrier from pc - > MAC - > pc. That is the ONLY reason we do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JunMacTech
    The only reason that we put SAV 10 on our macs here at the college is to keep them from being a virus carrier from pc - > MAC - > pc. That is the ONLY reason we do.

    The only way the mac can be the carrier is if you personally transfer the file to a PC or a PC user takes the file from your mac and opens it. The virus can't just travel around from the mac to the pc on its own
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    Quote Originally Posted by baggss
    It can in an e-mail attachement....
    Which still requires you to send the email
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