November 13, 2002 1:50PM
edited January 2014
I just got my new iBook. Wondering what software is a must, thought I would start with anti-virus software. What is the best?
Thanks for all the help.
Reply 1 of 6
November 13, 2002 1:58PM
there is no (!) virus for OS 10. repeat, NO virus!
Reply 2 of 6
November 13, 2002 2:08PM
Ok, Thanks. But don't I need something to protect my computer from files I download from the internet, music, and programs?
Reply 3 of 6
November 14, 2002 3:21AM
I have never ever needed a virus scanner or firewall for mac be it OS9 or OSX.
Dont waste your money! I cant imagine ever needing one! Gotta love mac.
Reply 4 of 6
November 14, 2002 3:11PM
I've had 2 viruses in OS9. I got both from my school. School computers are breeding grounds for viruses. <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />
[quote]Originally posted by Kesh:
<strong>There are no known virii</strong><hr></blockquote>
<img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
[ 11-14-2002: Message edited by: Ebby ]</p>
Reply 5 of 6
November 14, 2002 3:12PM
As the saying goes, better safe than sorry.
There are no known virii for OS X yet. That doesn't mean some jerk won't write one. Fact is, even having a virus scanner won't protect you if you're one of the first people to get infected by a new virus. But, once it's known, an update is usually available in a few days or so.
The best solution is Apples .Mac service. You get 100 MB of web space, 15 MB email storage, Backup software and Virex anti-virus. Whereas with Norton Antivirus (about $79) you only get the anti-virus software, and still have to make yearly renewals for your virus protection updates anyway. Norton Systemworks is a better package, but is about $129.
I'm personally quite happy with .Mac, and the Backup software alone is worth it, especially in addition to the Internet services and anti-virus.