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Azusa

Same here...

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

Glassed Silver:mac

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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offroadaaron

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.

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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Rudy

Gatekeeper is not a malware detector or antivirus system.

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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Miuku.
So what happens when you send an email to a PC user and it has a virus and they get infected?

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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Barney T.

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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+virtorio

Norton AntiVirus for Mac is pretty good.

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Simon-

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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Glassed Silver

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

Glassed Silver:mac

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migo

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.

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rajputwarrior

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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team_NOOB

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?

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einsteinbqat

Did Sophos pick up that java malware - flashback?

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

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Kami-

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...

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ESET Cybersecurity for Mac

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Miuku.

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

http://www.bitdefender.com/news/bitdefender-protects-mac-os-x-users-against-new-breed-of-flashback-trojan-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.

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bbfc_uk

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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offroadaaron

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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.Neo

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

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CPressland

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

This!

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kizzaaa

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

I might check that out. I tried Sophos awhile ago but did not like the UI.

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PyX

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

Got me for a second, I was starting looking it up. Three hours ago, I was wondering if I shouldn?t go to sleep, and I have this debate every evening, but end up going too late and not sleeping enough.

Anyways, this is also what I?m using. That makes me rather vulnerable at the moment we?re speaking.

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Richard C.

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

I love this software! :p

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myxomatosis

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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RainbowParadise

I've installed Sophos AntiVirus for Mac

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