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Macintosh anti-virus software part 2

March 3, 2008 Leave a comment

Last time I looked at three of the commercial anti-virus packages available for the Macintosh, from Symantic, Sophos and Mcafee. Of the three only Symantic’s Norton anti-virus for Mac was aimed at home users, and Sophos was anything but straightforward for a home user to buy. So what else is available? Read more…

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Macintosh anti-virus software part 1

February 29, 2008 Leave a comment

While currently something of an oxymoron, there’s a genuine case for running anti-virus software on your Mac. There’s not much in the way of genuine threats to the Mac OS in terms if virii but it doesn’t hurt to ensure you don’t pass anything nasty on to more vulnerable operating systems. Add in the very real possibility that a Mac OS threat will surface as the platform gains popularity and the need for Mac anti-virus becomes more compelling. We could all feel safe as Mac user’s but a smug attitude never gets much sympathy when it all goes horribly wrong. Read more…