Virus Barrier x6

bobtomay

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15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
Uhmmm, probably about 0.0000002% of us have that.
 
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Actually I have it on my Macbook pro. Being a former windows user I was still set in my paranoid ways. The one year subscription to this particular anti-virus program cost me close to $70. I will not be renewing it next time.
 
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Okay Thanks. I did wonder since it was on the Mac download page.

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I have X5 in operation, it was a freebie via MacHeist. It never seems to do anything, probably because there isn't anything to do.

Your MacOS will be 99% safe from most attacks. Just be mindful of WinOS attachments to emails etc, those which could contain malicious code. You may, unwittingly, pass those on to Win contacts, but your Mac will not be affected.
 
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It never seems to do anything, probably because there isn't anything to do.

Course it won't as there are no OS X viri for it to catch, scan, or whatever else it might do.

Step one is to remove all AV software with the uninstaller.

Step two read this link which whilst old is still topical as the virus situation for OS X is unchanged:-

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-10331147-263.html?tag=mfiredir
 
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Unnecessary resource hog, just like every other antivirus program for Macs.
 

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