Jump to content
|Topic||Stats||Last action by|
|The Big Wrestling Thread!||
|Any issues buying used Wii U games/consoles?||
|elementary OS Freya released||
|Oddworld New'n'Tasty is now Cross-buy with the PS4 Plus version||
Posted 15 April 2012 - 14:58
Posted 15 April 2012 - 15:25
I have never really paid attention to the RAM it uses. Does it use a lot? This is what Activity Monitor tells me.
Posted 15 April 2012 - 15:47
Posted 15 April 2012 - 15:58
Posted 15 April 2012 - 17:29
How can you tell which actually work and which ones do nothing at all? There is not a lot out there to test with
Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:29
Posted 16 April 2012 - 10:39
Posted 16 April 2012 - 19:03
I believe that having an "antivirus" program on your Mac would be like giving it a virus, using system resources that would otherwise be free. There's no need for one and if you can wait, there will be one built into Mountain Lion. I've haven't used an antivirus program since I started using Vista, there's just no need. Microsoft does a good job looking after its OS and I'm sure Apple will do so too. The amount of crap and popups that result in installing a majority of antivirus programs is just not worth it.
Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:25
Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:36
I believe that having an "antivirus" program on your Mac would be like giving it a virus, using system resources that would otherwise be free. There's no need for one and if you can wait, there will be one built into Mountain Lion.
Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:44
Even though I'm frequenting the back alleys of the net quite often, I've never caught crap.
Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:47
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.
Posted 17 April 2012 - 13:30
To be fair, if you set Gatekeeper to only allow signed apps (I couldn't do it personally), you will be just as safe
Gatekeeper is not a malware detector or antivirus system.
Posted 17 April 2012 - 13:38
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.
So what happens when you send an email to a PC user and it has a virus and they get infected?
Posted 17 April 2012 - 13:41