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Suggested Mac Security?

Discussion in 'General Security' started by Coach_Z, Sep 24, 2008.

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  1. Coach_Z

    Coach_Z Thread Starter

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    Hey, I just bought a new Macbook Pro and currently I don't believe I have any type of security on it. Any suggestions as to what I should download?
     
  2. TOGG

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    There's an old thread about this over at the Apple Mac Forum here; http://forums.techguy.org/apple-macintosh/623300-utilities-mac.html

    One of the posters confirms the general impression I had, which was that Macs don't need the 'protection' that the lame Windows OS does. You might get some more detailed responses if you posted this question there.
     
  3. Woodham

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    In reply to Togg, I take a different stance to TOGG, alot of the Mac trojans/malware are only downloaded via tricking the user, i would still recomend researching Mac security programs. I wouldn't recommend paying for one, but still, you should always practice computer safety no matter how secure you may think your computer is.
     
  4. TOGG

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    Well, I suppose I could have phrased my response a little better but, basically, I was just mentioning someone elses opinion. It might have been better if I inserted 'all the' before 'protection' in my comment.

    If I can ever afford a Mac I will certainly be checking some dedicated Mac sites for recommendations about keeping safe. I definitely agree that any OS can be compromised if a user makes some ill advised decisions whilst surfing.
     
  5. ferrija1

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    Most Mac users don't use AVs (myself included) and are just fine. I don't yet see any significant reasons to, but while the platform (OS X) becomes more popular, it may become necessary. Below are some tips for all computer users.

    Ferrija1's Canned Malware Removal Applications Post:


    If you still want an AV, I would recommend one of the following:
    http://www.symantec.com/norton/macintosh/antivirus
    http://www.iantivirus.com/
     
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