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June 26, 2011, 11:47:57 PM
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Hi,

since we are all about security now, I wonder if you think it is necessary to install a anti virus scanner for Mac OSX and if so, which one you would recommend.

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June 26, 2011, 11:51:25 PM
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go for http://www.clamxav.com/

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June 26, 2011, 11:59:07 PM
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Why would I want to scan my MAC?  It's just a sequence of hexadecimal identifying my ethernet card.

Oh, you mean my Mac!  Those don't get viruses, silly.  Didn't you hear?
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June 27, 2011, 12:03:14 AM
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Yes I heard. But since we're in the Bitcoin forum and there are so many threats to our precious coins I thought asking wouldn't hurt.


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June 27, 2011, 12:09:44 AM
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Yes I heard. But since we're in the Bitcoin forum and there are so many threats to our precious coins I thought asking wouldn't hurt.

It can't hurt:

http://www.kaspersky.com/support/kavmac


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June 27, 2011, 07:39:17 AM
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http://www.intego.com/  Intego VirusBarrier for Mac.  When I bought my very first Intel macbook the only thing in the Apple store was the norton software but it didn't yet have a universal binary.  McAfee had a mac antivirus software but they only sold it in packages of three. 

I looked around and found a really good 3rd-party review for Intego.  I've used them on my Macs for years.
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June 27, 2011, 07:42:29 AM
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Hello.
I have used Sophos Antivirus Home edition (it is free of use). You can check the reviews http://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-antivirus-for-mac-home-edition/reviews.aspx
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January 24, 2014, 03:13:12 AM
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Just wonder what the community's latest thoughts on this are? Protecting from malware is absolutely relevant to bitcoin people. I'm always paranoid about a keylogger or something. Do we need a scanner on our macs?
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January 24, 2014, 06:54:11 AM
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Hello.
I have used Sophos Antivirus Home edition (it is free of use). You can check the reviews http://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-antivirus-for-mac-home-edition/reviews.aspx

Just like this person said. There is a antivirus mac app. Go to the app store, and you`ll see it.

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January 24, 2014, 03:19:44 PM
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Ive always used virus barrier X6 and have been happy with it. It has a cool interface, as well as some options if you are running windows on the machine as well
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January 24, 2014, 05:26:18 PM
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Just wonder what the community's latest thoughts on this are? Protecting from malware is absolutely relevant to bitcoin people. I'm always paranoid about a keylogger or something. Do we need a scanner on our macs?
You need Linux on your macs.

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January 24, 2014, 11:46:40 PM
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Thanks for the responses. Good to know that others see antivirus on mac as valuable. And yes, that we must run linux too - I just keep nix on separate box and in VMs.

If anyone has any objective comparisons of antivirus apps on mac, I'd love to hear those too.
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March 20, 2014, 10:41:17 PM
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My best experience so far is with norton and i just love the second one i would suggest will be bitdefender !!!
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March 21, 2014, 12:10:59 AM
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Ive always used virus barrier X6 and have been happy with it. It has a cool interface, as well as some options if you are running windows on the machine as well

I use virus barrier X6...or internet barrier X6...I can't remember which one now...but it is one of those two.   It works well, and the interface is really easy...
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March 21, 2014, 08:59:34 AM
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Why would I want to scan my MAC?  It's just a sequence of hexadecimal identifying my ethernet card.

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March 21, 2014, 10:29:58 AM
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avast! Free Antivirus for Mac

is good and it is free.

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March 21, 2014, 01:03:44 PM
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don't use virus scanner for mac but you can try good internet security software
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March 21, 2014, 03:00:52 PM
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avast! Free Antivirus for Mac

is good and it is free.
if i have mac window in Pc i also go with this! Smiley Avast is good Smiley


     
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March 21, 2014, 10:23:34 PM
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avast! Free Antivirus for Mac

is good and it is free.

I use avast pro on both of my pc laptops.   It is the easiest with the auto updates, and auto scans...
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March 22, 2014, 09:20:13 AM
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Forgive me, but I thought Mac is virus-free?
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