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AntiVirus software for Mac....

I don't want to risk not having any anti-virus software for the Mac. Any recommendations? I've heard Norton causes more problems on the Mac than it's worth....

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Yeah I know that...but I'm still paranoid!

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If you don't want to get any viruses... just don't go to places like porn sites or ads sites... and don't download e-mails on your computer... that is it...

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... just don't go to places like porn sites
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Yeah I'm just majorly paranoid about viruses, and I'm convinced I'll be unlucky. Better to be safe than sorry. Just wondered about using ClamXav.

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Yeah I'm just majorly paranoid about viruses, and I'm convinced I'll be unlucky. Better to be safe than sorry. Just wondered about using ClamXav.
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Lol I was joking about the porn sites

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I have Norton and haven't had any problems

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I don't want to risk not having any anti-virus software for the Mac. Any recommendations? I've heard Norton causes more problems on the Mac than it's worth....
dude dont waste your money.

just turn your built in firewall on, and update regularly.

in the year + that i have had my mac i dont think anyone has written and spread a single mac virus, and its not likely to happen because of the nature of virus and virus writers.

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Yeah I know that...but I'm still paranoid!
you are stressing yourself out for no reason.

i go to porn sites maybe 2-4 hours a week, every week. never had a problem.

anyway, if you really that paraniod (its really not healthy), the ONLY anti-virus i would recommend is the one that comes bundled with dot mac. every thing else is more likely to break your computer, than help it.

http://www.mac.com/

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Lol ok thanks, looks like I need to chill out

Now, if only I could actually get the Mac to recognise the PC network....!!!!

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Thanks for asking this question because I was wondering...

I've run the ClamXav and it was fine...it doesn't run in the background or anything.

How do you cut the firewall on?
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Lol ok thanks, looks like I need to chill out

Now, if only I could actually get the Mac to recognise the PC network....!!!!
when I plug my laptop into the network at work...I've haven't had any problems with it recognizing the network and navigating it.
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when I plug my laptop into the network at work...I've haven't had any problems with it recognizing the network and navigating it.
I have no clue to networks though It recognises the network <I think> but can't connect to the internet.

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I have no clue to networks though It recognises the network <I think> but can't connect to the internet.
well I'm the last person to ask. I'm a new born babe when it comes to Macs.
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