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post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Avast have just released a FREE  Mac version of their Anti Virus!  Being still a relative newbee to iMac & Apple, IS this a good idea to install (specially free version) or is it just a waste of time and power?  Have had no virus or trojan problems as much as I'm aware of on me iMac....Some council on this would be appreciated....ta 

 

http://www.avast.com/free-antivirus-mac

post #2 of 7

If you feel insecure use ClamX - it's been around forever.

Cant really comment anything about Avast but suspect its another PC money grabber looking for a toehold.

post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thanks RobM, I suppose its more psychological knowing I have some form of protection in stead of nothing, so will follow your advice... ta very much...

post #4 of 7

No worries, matey.

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Originally Posted by kennybouy View Post
…a waste of time and power?

 

This.

Originally posted by Marvin

Even if [the 5.5” iPhone exists], it doesn’t deserve to.
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Originally posted by Marvin

Even if [the 5.5” iPhone exists], it doesn’t deserve to.
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post #6 of 7

Generally anti-virus is a waste of time on OSX, Linux, and Unix-like OSes...  Just don't be stupid and sideload random apps, or browser plugins.

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Thread Starter 

Thanks Mike, appreciate your comments...

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