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#1 TrekRich

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 19:44

Hello,

What antivirus do you run if any? I am running Sophos right now. Is there anything better?

Thank you for your time.

Richard


#2 Glassed Silver

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 19:45

Nothing.
ClamXav every once in a while.

iAntiVirus is installed and used seldom.

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#3 Miuku.

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 21:15

BitDefender Free but I haven't found a single one ever, in fact I haven't found a single Windows virus in any of my files I've downloaded either >_>

#4 Glassed Silver

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 21:18

BitDefender Free but I haven't found a single one ever, in fact I haven't found a single Windows virus in any of my files I've downloaded either >_>

Same here...
Even though I'm frequenting the back alleys of the net quite often, I've never caught crap. ;)

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#5 Princess Katie Pixie

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 21:23

Use Avira for Mac, it's by far better than the rest. =D

#6 Unrealistic

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 23:01

Use Avira for Mac, it's by far better than the rest. =D


Interesting. I've used Avira for years on the PC, but didn't realize they had a free version for OS X as well. I've been using/recommending Sophos Free for OS X for almost two years now. Does Avira have the annoying pop ups like the Windows version?

#7 OP TrekRich

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 00:00

I wonder what the RAM usage is like on Avira. Sophos is quite high to be honest!

#8 protocol7

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 00:03

None.

#9 Rudy

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 03:49

Didn't use one when I was a Windows user and I really don't see the point of having one on OSX

#10 +goretsky

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:06

Hello,

There are many companies which make anti-malware software for Mac OS X, including Avira (in beta now, I believe), ESET, Intego, McAfee, Sophos, Symantec and Trend.

Regards,

Aryeh Goretsky

#11 Tjarboe

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:16

I use Sophos on my iMac. Never have had a problem. :)

#12 Simon-

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:20

How can you tell which actually work and which ones do nothing at all? There is not a lot out there to test with

#13 einsteinbqat

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:42

I'm using and recommending Sophos.

#14 OP TrekRich

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:51

I am using and recommending Sophos, was just wondering about others. Now i know there are more out there i might try them all and look at RAM usage

#15 DomZ

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 11:14

Avast also have a free version for OSX (in beta, but it looks good):

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

I personally don't use anything and I honestly can't remember the last time I've had a virus on any platform - I think the last one was the RPC exploit on windows which would make you constantly reboot (Blaster worm). And that wasn't to do with anything I downloaded was just a exploit in Windows



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