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[quote name='Glassed Silver' timestamp='1334438319' post='594800869']
Same here...
Even though I'm frequenting the back alleys of the net quite often, I've never caught crap. ;)

[i]Glassed Silver:mac[/i]
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those aren't back alleys those are just poorly lit streets now the places i go to now they're pretty grotty.

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[quote name='Scorbing' timestamp='1334503559' post='594801911']
I have an iMac and I recently installed Sophos because of the Flash virus deal. I scanned the computer and all is good but to be honest, I don't have it running in the background. I use my Mac for business stuff only. I don't visit porn sites, poker sites or warez sites or do anything stupid with it so I'm not really too worried about catching a virus on it. Besides, Apple has a reputation to keep and their ego is way up there. They will never allow a virus or viruses to attack and destroy OSX so you can be sure they will patch whatever security holes come up within hours to make OSX secure again.
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So what happens when you send an email to a PC user and it has a virus and they get infected? and imagine if it's a disribution list! That makes your business or whoever you work for look really bad.

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[quote name='bbfc_uk' timestamp='1334658978' post='594805561']
Gatekeeper is not a malware detector or antivirus system.
[/quote]To be fair, if you set Gatekeeper to only allow signed apps (I couldn't do it personally), you will be just as safe

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[quote name='offroadaaron' timestamp='1334666874' post='594805767']So what happens when you send an email to a PC user and it has a virus and they get infected? [/quote]
Well I don't know about your ISP or mail provider but we have the mail server scan all the content with Bitdefender / Amavis+Clam before it's sent out so even if I sent out an infected attachment, it would be cleaned / quarantined before it reached anyone else.

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Changed title and pinned this. I think that we will be seeing a lot more of this in the near future. (Y)

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Norton AntiVirus for Mac is pretty good.

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Instead of people posting "X is good" why not substantiate WHY it is good? Has anyone had an infection averted in real-time when visiting a flashback infected site?

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[quote name='Azusa' timestamp='1334659441' post='594805567']
those aren't back alleys those are just poorly lit streets now the places i go to now they're pretty grotty.
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Boy you have no idea

[i]Glassed Silver:mac[/i]

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[quote name='Rudy' timestamp='1334669421' post='594805853']
To be fair, if you set Gatekeeper to only allow signed apps (I couldn't do it personally), you will be just as safe
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Wrong, the Malware on the iOS store should clue people in that this won't work.

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Eset cyber security
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how do you actually know you have a good AV on mac when there is maybe one virus that can get on your computer without explicitly allowing it to get on?(the latest flashback virus)

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[quote name='bbfc_uk' timestamp='1334658327' post='594805543']
I use Sophos. I've tried Avast!, Norton and McAfee.

@einsteinbqat - thanks for the heads up about the new version. Downloading it now.
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Did Sophos pick up that java malware - flashback?

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[quote name='team_NOOB' timestamp='1335140018' post='594816931']
Did Sophos pick up that java malware - flashback?
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Well you have to catch it first. Since I didn't, there was nothing to detect.

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[quote name='einsteinbqat' timestamp='1335149006' post='594817073']
Well you have to catch it first. Since I didn't, there was nothing to detect.
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Or it failed to detect you did? dum dum dum... The mystery continues...
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[size=3]ESET Cybersecurity for Mac[/size]
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[quote name='mute~' timestamp='1335181918' post='594817671']
Or it failed to detect you did? dum dum dum... The mystery continues...
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[url="http://www.bitdefender.com/news/bitdefender-protects-mac-os-x-users-against-new-breed-of-flashback-trojan-2429.html"]http://www.bitdefender.com/news/bitdefender-protects-mac-os-x-users-against-new-breed-of-flashback-trojan-2429.html[/url]

I actually went on my merry way and searched until I found a file that was infected (hooray for Isohunt) and tested it - it indeed does detect it.

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Although I said I had Sophos installed. I recently uninstalled it and my MBP is running much quicker and eveything seems smoother. Might just leave it off for now.

Do I really need an AV? I don't send many emails.

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I'm using Sophos, no issues here with it as it's been pretty solid. I've had many emails being picked up with issues so it seems to be working well.

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I just took the plunge upgraded to Common Sense Security 2012. Works like a charm! (Y)
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[quote name='.Neo' timestamp='1338200829' post='594892565']
I just took the plunge upgraded to Common Sense Security 2012. Works like a charm! (Y)
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This!

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[quote name='Chica Ami' timestamp='1334438589' post='594800875']
Use Avira for Mac, it's by far better than the rest. =D
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I might check that out. I tried Sophos awhile ago but did not like the UI.

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[quote name='.Neo' timestamp='1338200829' post='594892565']
I just took the plunge upgraded to Common Sense Security 2012. Works like a charm! (Y)
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Got me for a second, I was starting looking it up. Three hours ago, I was wondering if I shouldn

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[quote name='.Neo' timestamp='1338200829' post='594892565']
I just took the plunge upgraded to Common Sense Security 2012. Works like a charm! (Y)
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I love this software! :p

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None. I don't want to cripple my Mac with an antivirus software. I use my heand, my intelligence, and my judgment.

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[font="courier new, courier, monospace"]I've installed Sophos[/font] [font="courier new, courier, monospace"]AntiVirus[/font] for [font="courier new, courier, monospace"]Mac[/font]

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