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What's The Best Free Anti-Virus?

Discussion in 'Software' started by Whitespirit66, 21 Apr 2010.

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  1. powerfulp

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    Oh no they don't. I've had Macs. since they first came out and there hasn't been one yet. If you know of one tell me what it is and when it was.
    You could excite the whole Mac community with that news.
     
  2. Monkeh

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    Leap-A was the first I know of, in early 2006, there have been more since. There are also macro viruses which are essentially cross-platform, and wide open security holes in third party software.

    Do some research and stop spouting Jobs' propoganda. Macs have many advantages and just as many disadvantages, not least of which is the price, and they most certainly are not the virus-proof supercomputers some people make them out to be.
     
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    Says the guy who didn't even know viruses for Macs exist?
     
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    I'm always amazed at how defensive Mac owners get about their precious platform. It's like a cult, a really vain cult that has no understanding of function over aesthetics. Don't misunderstand me, I'm well aware not every Mac user is like the above.

    Obviously there are far fewer viruses that target Macs compared to Windows but that's not to say the platform is completely secure and that you can completely forget about viruses.
     
  5. daozen

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    If someone really wanted to break into your mac computer they would, ask Charlie Miller. Macs fall before windows most of the time at the PWN2OWN competitions.

    Check this website out: http://www.securemac.com/

    As far as I know mac users are just as susceptible to phishing attempts etc as windows users, probably more so if you're anything to go by believing what you do, and if you follow the link above to Macintosch Security you'd find out just how insecure your mac is. Not to mention apple are slower than any other OS manufacturer to patch their security flaws often not even admitting they are there.

    Silly mac fanboys with their false sense of security.
     
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    Phising isn't about Viruses which is the point the OP raised. As I said 'Buy a Mac and forget about it' and that remains the case. Those who argue against that do so because they cannot afford good gear.

    I have made a lot of money in the Computing game both PC and Mac and for the benefit of those without an expert opinion and limited expertise trust me: You wont get any Malware on a Mac but you will on a PC.

    I rest my case
     
  7. Monkeh

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    Money has nothing to do with it. I buy far better hardware than what goes into Macs. The simple fact is you're wrong. Viruses, worms, and trojans do exist for Macs. They are not as common as for Windows, that doesn't mean they don't exist.

    http://www.sophos.com/security/analyses/viruses-and-spyware/osxleapa.html
    http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/worm_osx_tored_a.shtml

    I rest mine.
     
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    I got Virgin Media Security "free" (included in the monthly charge for broadband). I imagine it is one of the big companies with a Virgin brand stuck on it.
     
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    You don't even know those exist. Stop being a typical Mac user and realise you're not using the ultimate platform.
     
  11. Monkeh

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    Funny, but I am in England. I also have broadband. Now would you like to educate me on the subject you apparently know more about than I do, or are you content looking like an ignorant fanboy?
     
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    Congratulations, Sir Fanboy, you've lost the argument.
     
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    Never used it, never will, never had a PC die on me, it's all CPU chewing rubbish!
     
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    Phishing is as much about viruses as viruses are moron seeing as some phishing attempts require the user to install something like a virus to gain the info they want.

    Some expert :rolleyes: :rolleyes: . I'm on a PC and I'm less likely to get a virus than you are on your over priced, over hyped limited and DRM'd mac.

    There is no case to rest since you seem to be ignoring the evidence.

    Mate the idiot already lost it the moment he posted his first reply.
     
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