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#31 +virtorio

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 13:51

Norton AntiVirus for Mac is pretty good.


#32 Simon-

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 13:56

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?

#33 Glassed Silver

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 18:50

those aren't back alleys those are just poorly lit streets now the places i go to now they're pretty grotty.

Boy you have no idea

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#34 migo

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 22:17

To be fair, if you set Gatekeeper to only allow signed apps (I couldn't do it personally), you will be just as safe


Wrong, the Malware on the iOS store should clue people in that this won't work.

#35 Ionium

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 21:25

Eset cyber security

#36 rajputwarrior

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 21:27

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)

#37 team_NOOB

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 00:13

I use Sophos. I've tried Avast!, Norton and McAfee.

@einsteinbqat - thanks for the heads up about the new version. Downloading it now.


Did Sophos pick up that java malware - flashback?

#38 einsteinbqat

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 02:43

Did Sophos pick up that java malware - flashback?

Well you have to catch it first. Since I didn't, there was nothing to detect.

#39 Kami-

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:51

Well you have to catch it first. Since I didn't, there was nothing to detect.

Or it failed to detect you did? dum dum dum... The mystery continues...

#40 Premgenius

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 12:01

ESET Cybersecurity for Mac

#41 Miuku.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 13:54

Or it failed to detect you did? dum dum dum... The mystery continues...

http://www.bitdefend...rojan-2429.html

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.

#42 bbfc_uk

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 11:56

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.

#43 offroadaaron

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 02:47

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.

#44 .Neo

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 10:27

I just took the plunge upgraded to Common Sense Security 2012. Works like a charm! (Y)

#45 CPressland

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:15

I just took the plunge upgraded to Common Sense Security 2012. Works like a charm! (Y)


This!