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have only had pc before


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#1 unicycle

Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:02 AM

I tried to use avast for the mac, but it doesn't support it. this is what i used for the pc. what virus protection are you using? i would like to use something easy to install, because of my skill levels.
thanks

#2 dadathome

Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:09 AM

I have used macs since 1991, never used virus protection and never had a virus on the macs, so can't help with software, sorry.

Unlike the MS-DOS and Windows machines in that time......

#3 LookMumNoHands

Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:24 AM

If you search in the App Store, there are some available. I've never bothered though and have had no problems at all  original.gif

#4 dadathome

Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:59 AM

Of course we all need to take reasonable preacutions, but until it's demonstrated that there is a real risk to the security of Macs, I'm not goign down the anti-virus software path.

#5 Coffeegirl

Posted 21 November 2012 - 11:59 AM

QUOTE (dadathome @ 21/11/2012, 12:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have used macs since 1991, never used virus protection and never had a virus on the macs, so can't help with software, sorry.

Unlike the MS-DOS and Windows machines in that time......


^^^^  

This.  Have never ever used virus protection on the macs.  I know they can get them, but they are very very very rare.  I think there has only been one or two viruses created for a Mac in 20+ years.

Here's a link to an SMH article  - http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/consume...0703-21ei4.html



#6 SeaPrincess

Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:01 PM

I have the built-in firewall enabled, but no additional virus software.  Never had a problem.

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#7 gadfly271

Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:02 PM

Another long-time mac user with no virus protection here too original.gif

#8 crayons

Posted 21 November 2012 - 12:20 PM

yep all macs in this house and no known viruses ever.


#9 unicycle

Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:07 PM

my son is downloading and playing games, which is why i was a bit concerned.

#10 butterflydreaming

Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:47 PM

no virus protection here and no problems. I download games and stuff as well and all is fine.

#11 FiveAus

Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:24 AM

None.

#12 i-love-my-son

Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:22 AM

Same here.  Macs for decades and no virus issues.  Just be aware of what emails you open and what you click on in the internet!

#13 NotRocketScience

Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:31 PM

Since I changed to Mac in 2005 because of losing our whole hard drive on a PC because of a virus we have never had a problem with a virus on any of our Macs. We never use virus protection.

It's one of the many reasons I love mac.



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