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What is the best real antivirus for a Macbook Pro with Mac OS X?

What is the best real antivirus for a Macbook Pro with Mac OS X?

Postby aldwyn » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:44 am

I just bought a Macbook Pro and I run Frostwire and I don't have antivirus to protect my Mac. I am new to Apple so I hardly know anything about this yet, so any help with be great, Thanks.
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Postby silvestre77 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:49 am

clamav is a good antivirus program that has long existed for linux and since the macos is now based on bsd which is a very very similar os to linux, there is a version of clamav for mac too. Im not a mac user so beyond knowing about it, i don't know much about any others.

edit - Actually, there is a very good reason to have virus protection on a mac. Even though most viruses can't run on macs, it doesn't mean they can't be there and transferred to a pc and infect that pc. He says he is purchase stuff using a p2p network and that tends to be one of the most common ways viruses are spread so it is only prudent to have an antivirus program that can scan the purchase files and clean them up if needed.
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Postby alvino » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:58 am

as for me I prefer ProteMac NetMine ( www.protemac.com )
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Postby berend36 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:03 am

The great thing about OS X is that it doesn't get viruses!
The fact of the matter is, the Operating System has so many built-in security features that it acts as its own antivirus. Plus there are very few people who would even think of writing malware scripts for the Mac because they will just get shut out.
I've been running OS X for years now with no added protection, and I've never had a single problem.
Good Luck
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Postby rachelgriffiths60 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:09 am

you don't need any Norton, McAfee, etc .... Internet Security nor Antivirus Software for your Macbook Pro!

if your planning on using Windows 7 on your Mac, then Yes! you will need Antivirus Software!
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Postby powwaw » Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:13 am

You don't need to worry about any of that. This is a mac. No antivirus needed.
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