Norton AntiVirus 11 for Leopard Announced

Symantec has introduced Norton AntiVirus 11 for Mac, featuring support for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. The software furnishes vulnerability protection technology, which watches the web application layer. Norton AntiVirus automatically detects and removes viruses, scans and cleans downloaded files and email attachments, and protects against software vulnerabilities.

To address the growth of multi-platform PC and Mac environments, Norton AntiVirus 11 for Mac scans for both PC and Mac vulnerabilities, viruses and macro viruses.

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Symantec Antivirus has been available on Mac for years; there have been viruses on Macs for years. They are less common, less distributed and often many mac users aren't browsing the 'sorts of things' to become infected with them, but they do exist.

Please, why must you be an idiot just because you chose to buy a white box rather than a black one!?

Well, if the general population ever needed proof that Macs aren't as bullet-proof as their users blindly believe they are, this is it. It's unfortunate that Symantec was the one to bring it to the masses but at least the message is getting out there.

Though, judging from some of these comments, some people still don't get it. Apparently they will have to learn the hard way. Just don't say we didn't warn you.

I also hope this works on leopard server. We have a few file servers running leopard and samba. There is one annoying virus floating around our network because we are 90% mac an some of are file servers are too, because of this its a bitch to stomp out.

Why does everyone feel the need to start calling people names in these forums?. It's not needed. Just stick to the topic. If someone doesn't know something, just correct them nicely. Norton's is awesome. I'm glad to hear it's sticking with Apple with their products. Just because it sucks on the PC, it doesn't mean it's not good on a Mac.

I wonder if this version will actually WORK. Someone where I work tested old versions of norton for mac. Took a mac fresh out of a sealed retail box, put norton on it, and it flagged over 100 files as being infected (FALSE positives).

Window users have suffered Norton software for years. Seems only fair that Mac users should be given the chance to suffer it too.

SniperX said,
Window users have suffered Norton software for years. Seems only fair that Mac users should be given the chance to suffer it too.

sad, but true. It has been years since a version of Norton Antivirus really was good.
Mac users will have the chance to suffer from it and its resource hungry engine. They will soon develop a Norton Product Removal Tool for Mac...

Other companies better ready their products for Mac...

Get off your high horses. MacOS will eventually fall victim to malware, especially if it's market share continues to increase and Norton is just getting it's foot in early. All OS's can get be infected.

I've been saying this for years and people look at me like I have 6 heads. I'm glad someone finally gets it.

I have a Mac and I'm constantly fearing that one zero-day that hits us all who are not prepared. I don't have any AV and don't think there is any AV product out there right now that is up to snuff for the Macs anyway.

JiveMasterT said,
I've been saying this for years and people look at me like I have 6 heads. I'm glad someone finally gets it.

I have a Mac and I'm constantly fearing that one zero-day that hits us all who are not prepared. I don't have any AV and don't think there is any AV product out there right now that is up to snuff for the Macs anyway.


And I'm not paying out on Macs here, but that's an advantage that Windows has. It's been attacked and is prepared for new attacks.

marty87 said,
so much for macs not being able to contract viruses, theyre just around the corner now that the percentage of mac users is rising.

LOL! Sorry but you've been terribly misinformed. Thanks to the Mac's Unix foundation, Mac's will never get a virus...EVER. See for yourself --> Get Educated On The Facts

anti-virus on any platform is necessary ... like steeley said you can still pass on a windows virus ... that being said, i dont like norton products, ClamXav is good enough which comes without all the bloat

whwhahahahaha like we need one. And those that say there actually virusses for mac: look closer. There all proof of concepts. When we need one Apple wil fix it anyway.
Norton , go do something usefull we dont need your crap software on our platform

lammmetak said,
whwhahahahaha like we need one. And those that say there actually virusses for mac: look closer. There all proof of concepts. When we need one Apple wil fix it anyway.
Norton , go do something usefull we dont need your crap software on our platform

If you're sending and receiving email attachments to PC users it is possible that a Mac could be carrying a virus that would affect that PC. It's not all about protecting your own system - it's also about protecting the people you communicate with. It doesn't impress anyone to receive an email that their own systems detect as having a virus attached.

WRONG.....

whwhahahahaha. And those that say there's loads of viruses for Windows: look closer. Most things you probably call "a virus" aren't.... and most Mac fanboys claim no viruses exist for Macs as they interpret what a virus is wrongly.

By definition OSX.Leap.A is a MAC VIRUS/WORM, however some argue it isn't and claim it to be a Trojan.

http://www.symantec.com/security_response/...-99&tabid=2

Steeley said,

If you're sending and receiving email attachments to PC users it is possible that a Mac could be carrying a virus that would affect that PC.

That is simply you and every PC users problem. I'd recommend you guys get smart and switch to a Mac. It's the only platform that is 100% bullet proof against viruses. NAV 11 for the Mac is simply a joke and a crude attempt to con Mac users in purchasing snake oil. That crapware does not belong on my brand new and shiny Mac. Mac's don't and can't get viruses. PERIOD.

No computer is 100% bullet proof against viruses, anyone who thinks that is an idiot. The very first virus was on a Mac don't forget. Your post pretty much reveals you know very little about computers, so I really wouldn't go making arrogant recommendations on what people should or should not buy. Oh, and FYI but nobody cares about your shiny new status symbol.

internetworld7 said,

That is simply you and every PC users problem. I'd recommend you guys get smart and switch to a Mac. It's the only platform that is 100% bullet proof against viruses. NAV 11 for the Mac is simply a joke and a crude attempt to con Mac users in purchasing snake oil. That crapware does not belong on my brand new and shiny Mac. Mac's don't and can't get viruses. PERIOD. :cool:

You know what... from now on, I'm going to tell EVERYONE that asks me "What do you think of Macs?"... I'm going to tell them to stay away from a over-priced, over-rated computer you have to throw away and buy a new one to upgrade. I'll start selling people on using Windows over OS X. Thanks for the inspiration! It was all you!