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Im looking for a good reliable free anti virus for my macbook pro i want to know what would be the best one to get??

asked Jan 09 '12 at 08:45

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Anti-virus for a Mac. This must be a prank!

answered Jan 09 '12 at 16:44

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I would still get it, especially considering how popular Macs are getting ;)

(Jan 12 '12 at 02:38) JordanV JordanV's gravatar image

Ive been a mac user for the past 2 years now, im just looking into anti virus because there are a few trojans virus etc out there that i dont wana pick up lol

answered Jan 10 '12 at 04:49

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SOPHOS looks like it'd be a good choice, I don't own a make but my teacher uses it for her Mac and it has resolved 2 problems for her already.

answered Jan 09 '12 at 16:22

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Meh.. If you purchased a Mac, you obviously switched from Windows for a reason. Why put Windows-specific antivirus on your Mac? Intego is the only AV company focusing solely on Apple security.

answered Jan 10 '12 at 02:31

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edited Jan 10 '12 at 02:32


It says antivirus for mac ! some people may think mac dont get viruses but actually they do :-(

(Jan 10 '12 at 04:32) techmaniac techmaniac's gravatar image

Its true that Macs can get infected with malware, and that Windows viruses can flow through Mac OS X computers and infect other operating systems.

I guess I'm just a bit confused why someone might purchase a Mac, specifically choosing not to buy a PC, but then buy antivirus from a Windows security firm, such as Sophos, Norton or McAfee.

I recommend VirusBarrier X6 because Intego is the only security company focusing solely on protecting Apple products (Mac malware is different than Windows malware). But thats just my preference. I kinda like the peace of mind knowing they are usually the first to discover new threats and also the first to update virus definitions.

(Jan 10 '12 at 12:29) FIREtower FIREtower's gravatar image

U can try anyone of these, iAntiVirus,AVG and Comodo Antovirus for Mac..All of these are free dowloads and are best too.

answered Jan 12 '12 at 02:08

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michael john

I used to use iAntiVirus but I never felt like it worked and felt like it was just slowing me down. Similarly with Sophos.

However, more recently I downloaded COMODO anti virus for Mac since they now have a free version. It doesn't seem to get in the way and I trust COMODO (I always use it on my Windows computers and it has never let a virus in where McAfee and Norton have).

answered Jan 12 '12 at 13:31

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thanks mate you are a great help i am going to take your advice and use comodo for my mac :-) it looks good cheers.

(Jan 12 '12 at 20:35) techmaniac techmaniac's gravatar image
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Asked: Jan 09 '12 at 08:45

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Last updated: Jan 12 '12 at 20:35