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MooKids
Caldari
The Graduates
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2011.01.03 06:48:00 - [1]
 

And don't worry, it isn't for me, PC all the way!

However my girlfriend does need AV software and is the Mac user. I don't know much about what is out there for them. I did put on a free trial of Kaspersky, but want to know if there is a better option. I would prefer something that is free, but it isn't necessary.

Thanks in advance.

Surfin's PlunderBunny
Minmatar
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2011.01.03 06:59:00 - [2]
 

A hammer? Very Happy

Selinate
Amarr
Posted - 2011.01.03 07:01:00 - [3]
 

the mac website has sophos that I downloaded. Dunno if it's working so far, I've never had a virus on my mac... Laughing

chachajenkins
Gallente
Posted - 2011.01.03 07:48:00 - [4]
 

Avast for mac
I use avast on my pc, if the mac version is as effective as the pc then I can't reccomend it enough.

Lance Fighter
Amarr
Posted - 2011.01.03 08:32:00 - [5]
 

Laughing

baltec1
Posted - 2011.01.03 10:28:00 - [6]
 

But the adverts said macs don't get sickShocked

Grez
Neo Spartans
Laconian Syndicate
Posted - 2011.01.03 12:57:00 - [7]
 

Hahahaha Laughing

Dray
Caldari
Euphoria Released
HYDRA RELOADED
Posted - 2011.01.03 17:33:00 - [8]
 

Long time mac and pc user, atm I don't have any AV installed on my MBP but I have a copy of Clam and Norton should I ever need it, until the Mac gets a substantial market share I would tell her not to worry, the strongest part of OS X's security is it's low market share, also the best antivirus I know of is a user with a little bit of sense.

Ive been using windows since 95 hit the shelves and only ever had a couple of virus problems and a OS X user for the better part of 10 years, believe me she doesn't need it.

Irida Mershkov
Gallente
The Reformed
Chaos Theory Alliance
Posted - 2011.01.03 18:09:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: baltec1
But the adverts said macs don't get sickShocked

Yeah this was my first thought too, it's like when people say "Mac's just work" and there's a Mac-fixit website.

Regardless to the thread, I have no idea.

Dray
Caldari
Euphoria Released
HYDRA RELOADED
Posted - 2011.01.05 19:48:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Irida Mershkov
Originally by: baltec1
But the adverts said macs don't get sickShocked

Yeah this was my first thought too, it's like when people say "Mac's just work" and there's a Mac-fixit website.

Regardless to the thread, I have no idea.


Actually the biggest flaw with Mac's and Windows PC's is exactly the same, a f**king idiot at the keyboard.

Mother Clanger
Viziam
Posted - 2011.01.06 02:41:00 - [11]
 

Edited by: Mother Clanger on 11/01/2011 19:50:19
ClamXav

Free, open source back-end, realtime engine, takes up next to no memory, takes up next to no processor, never gets in the way, never bugs you about upgrading to a 'paid' version, does not have a limited 1 year, 'non-commercial only' license...

All the guy asks is if you'll consider giving him a donation.

- MC

Irida Mershkov
Gallente
The Reformed
Chaos Theory Alliance
Posted - 2011.01.11 14:58:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Dray
Originally by: Irida Mershkov
Originally by: baltec1
But the adverts said macs don't get sickShocked

Yeah this was my first thought too, it's like when people say "Mac's just work" and there's a Mac-fixit website.

Regardless to the thread, I have no idea.


Actually the biggest flaw with Mac's and Windows PC's is exactly the same, a f**king idiot at the keyboard.

I used to say this to my boss, it's a code 1-2f.

Problem is 1 or 2 feet from the computer. Laughing

Samuel Caldara
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2011.01.11 16:10:00 - [13]
 

Sophos makes a free version of its corporate anti-virus and spyware apps for mac. It isn't a cut down version and I have absolutely no idea why they are offering it for free.

Here it is

I am basically the unofficial Mac IT guy for my school, and this is part of my 'toolbox' for fixing macs.

Highly Recommended


 

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