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Old 04-05-2012, 11:53 PM
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I use Avast!
http://www.avast.com/en-us/free-antivirus-mac

AVG Link Scanner
http://free.avg.com/us-en/linkscanner-Mac

and of course - CCleaner
http://www.piriform.com/mac/ccleaner
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I am sure F-Secure have an anti virus product for macs

take a look here
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I read a technibble article recently saying "macs need virus protection too" --> I disagree. It's MUCH more often I see AV apps causing problems on Mac then protecting them from viruses. Anytime I see AV software on a client's computer, and it's in for a tune-up, I uninstall them. Yes, there is a possibility of some minor virus affecting your Mac, but it's unlikely, and HIGHLY publicized and easy to remove when found.

*The only reason IMO to run it is if you are exchanging many doc files with PC people and you don't want them to get macro viruses.

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I read a technibble article recently saying "macs need virus protection too" --> I disagree. It's MUCH more often I see AV apps causing problems on Mac then protecting them from viruses. Anytime I see AV software on a client's computer, and it's in for a tune-up, I uninstall them. Yes, there is a possibility of some minor virus affecting your Mac, but it's unlikely, and HIGHLY publicized and easy to remove when found.

*The only reason IMO to run it is if you are exchanging many doc files with PC people and you don't want them to get macro viruses.

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I could not agree more. You beat me to it. There are no real viruses in the wild for the Mac. There are a few bits of malware here and there but as you stated its easily removed manually if you even kinda know what you are doing. I also agree that if someone is running their Mac in a Windows environment exchanging lots of files a decent AV is a good option to protect the Windows boxes, not the Mac.
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I read a technibble article recently saying "macs need virus protection too" --> I disagree. It's MUCH more often I see AV apps causing problems on Mac then protecting them from viruses. Anytime I see AV software on a client's computer, and it's in for a tune-up, I uninstall them. Yes, there is a possibility of some minor virus affecting your Mac, but it's unlikely, and HIGHLY publicized and easy to remove when found.

*The only reason IMO to run it is if you are exchanging many doc files with PC people and you don't want them to get macro viruses.

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Oh ya, all those mac customers that bring in their mac for a tune up.. And all those mac customers that install an antivirus themselves..



Never once had a mac in for a tune up and never seen antivirus installed. Macs "just work" and don't get viruses if you haven't heard.
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Are you suggesting Macs don't need occasional expert tune-ups? If so, you aren't getting the most out of your (or your client's) Mac.
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Are you suggesting Macs don't need occasional expert tune-ups? If so, you aren't getting the most out of your (or your client's) Mac.
I know that was not directed at me but I would like to respond. I do think Macs can benefit from the occasional tuneup. I personally run Ccleaner on mine daily and repair permissions about once per month. Keeps everything running smooth. I don't think Macs benefit from AV programs. All an AV program is going to do on a Mac is slow down performance and keep networked Windows boxes a little safer.
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I could not agree more. You beat me to it. There are no real viruses in the wild for the Mac. There are a few bits of malware here and there but as you stated its easily removed manually if you even kinda know what you are doing. I also agree that if someone is running their Mac in a Windows environment exchanging lots of files a decent AV is a good option to protect the Windows boxes, not the Mac.
I'll sign under that too. If ever i feel that i need to run an anti virus, i will be the first to do so, but so far there is no real need. However when it comes to advising customers, i'm a bit more cautious, but still wouldn't recommend any specific antivirus. maybe Mackeeper if the customer really insists. because its 50% resale commission and its got a good antitheft feature.
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Zippin: I certainly would not recommend MacKeeper:
http://www.google.com/search?client=...UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

Even if it's not itself a virus or malware, they do some much phishing and pop-up adds to get people to click and download, it's unsettling to me.

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I just checked on my Mac and I'm running Sophos free version.
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