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#1 one2treefor5

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 12:21 AM

Hi.  I have a very old Mac Mini connected to my TV that I use specifically for watching videos.  I currently uninstalled Sophos because it won't let me upgrade it, and Avast doesn't support it.  Any suggestion? Or should I just don't even bother installing one since I rarely download stuff on it other than updates and adding extensions/applications for a better htpc experience.

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Posted 05 January 2016 - 10:43 PM

You might see if this helps...it is a similar post from the Apple forums:

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7041043?start=0&tstart=0

FWIW, ClamXAV is now a commercial product and is no longer free. I did not see a minimum requirements for it, so I emailed them to see if it is still compatible with 10.6.x. If/when I get a response, I will post again.

Your other option would to upgrade to at least Mac OS 10.7.x on the Mac Mini...if you can. That will certainly let you use VirusBarrier X8 from Intego (what I use...FWIW, I also sent them an email asking if they still sell a supported program for Mac OS X 10.6.x).

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Posted 06 January 2016 - 02:37 PM

Thanks for the reply. My mac mini is already upgraded to its maximum. Sad that Clamav is no longer free. I use that on my Ubuntu.

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Posted 07 January 2016 - 04:12 AM

I did hear back from both ClamXav and Intego (VirusBarrier) and they both sell options that work with Mac OS X 10.6.8. So, you should be able to contact them for the pricing if you are interested.




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