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    Default Virus Software, quick help?

    Okay, looking for probably the best one out there purchasable and where I can buy it from a store.

    Thanks, just dont think clam is working anymore

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    Carve. Wait for the replies ... I'll be interested to read them ... there's no standard run-of-the-mill reason or scenario where you should be so concerned. If you have actual symptoms then people here will know how to help you but buying virus software to me is really not necessary.

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    I think most people on here say the best one is a freebie you can download rather than anything Symantec etc make...

    If you want to hand over money for nothing, just go into a Mac store and ask...
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    well. Saw that virus thing, scanned on Clam and found like 5 trojans that i never knew off and now i'm not sure how much has been infected as like my whole life is used on OSX

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    ClamXav is probably still one of the most trouble-free solutions out there.

    More info on the situation would be nice however, we can't really help unless we know whats going on.

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    Your Mac should be fine but you can pass infected files onto another computer like a PC or if you use Parallels or Boot Camp then you can infect your other partition and as these trojans (until we are updated with more info) could be PC only, well who knows what could happen there ...

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    I recommend Avast for mac
    avast! Mac and Mac+PC Edition

    The double bonus is that they do an EXCELLENT PC version as well and they bundle a MAC+PC version at big discount so you can protect both your mac and your Parallels/VMWare/Bootcamp Windows as well for less.

    If you don't run any windows software the only thing you're really protecting is your friends PCs though...

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    A lot of these virus scans for mac will also be scanning for windows viruses... so those Trojans that it picked up were most likely aimed at windows machines, and even though they may be on your computer, they aren't able to do anything... although you can pass it on to a windows user... but they should be using a virus scan too, right?!

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    Seriously I would not bother. As most of the virii out there are exe files launched by innocent people. Macs are a lot better at stopping as EXE files don't even launch on a mac. There are a few mac os x trojans about. Even then, the installer will ask you for a Admin password. This is the Anti-virus I use: IF I don't recognise the name, I trash it.
    That might change though:o

    If You really have to: ClamXAV. Price is at the right spot.
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    but what do you do if you're preparing to transfer vital files to a PC colleague and don't wanna piss them off, or harm them?

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    Its up to the PC user to scan anything thats put on his system, just as its up to you yo accept anything put on your mac. User responsibility

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClockWork View Post
    but what do you do if you're preparing to transfer vital files to a PC colleague and don't wanna piss them off, or harm them?
    Send them a gift basket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phase View Post
    Send them a gift basket?
    and include botulin infested cheese just to punch the message home?

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    AFAIK, it's only pr0n sites that try to coerce unsuspecting mac users into downloading malicious software .... don't click on the codec download offer!

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    I'm trying iantivirus. Its only for Mac and seems to be very quick.

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