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Free antivirus for macbook


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#1 big--phil

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Posted 02 December 2008 - 07:57 AM

I recently got a macbook pro, and am wondering what antivirus is suitable for it?

I have always used AVG, spybot and ad-aware with windows and am pretty experienced when it comes to macs.

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Posted 04 December 2008 - 06:44 AM

ClamXav is free.

http://www.clamxav.com/

http://www.markallan.co.uk/BB/

Personally I don't worry about malware on the Mac.
But I do keep ClamXav around to scan files that I will be sharing with my PC.

Intego, Macscan, etc have free demos. you can try them out to see if you like them, but they are not free.

Most Mac users will tell you that you don't need an antivirus. They say that it will slow your Mac down,
and might possibly cause problems, such as kernal panics. You can go a long way towards protecting yourself
by tightening up security on your Mac.

One website (of many) on how to harden your Mac. :thumbsup:
http://www.macshadows.com/kb/index.php?tit...dening_Mac_OS_X

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Posted 05 December 2008 - 05:24 AM

Cool,

thanks for the help :thumbsup:




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