Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by hollisterGq, Dec 20, 2004.
what options are there?
there are options (norton, virex, etc) but there aren't viruses so it's kind of a moot point
Don't bother with them. They only slow down the computer. There are no viruses for OS X.
I heard of one virus fairly recently for os x, but it can only be spread from a physically mounted drive (no network/internets). And it only exists in Australia.
You don't need to worry about viruses on a mac.
what's a virus?
in australia.. where all the dangerous things are... spiders, sharks, snakes, OSX virii..
Sorry bud, HERE is the 1st result from a quick google search. This wasn't the article I orignally heard it from but it'll do.
the notion that OSX users are invincible to viruses is absolutely obsurd. Using OSX you face similar risks as any well-protected windows machine. I agree that OSX is a more-secure configuration out-of-the-box, but that is why I say "well-protected" windows machine.
There are a bunch of virus protection apps out there.
But there hasn't been a destructive mac virus since the 80s or something so I don't really see the point in one.
i would DEF get virus protection. it doesnt slow down the computer, and although most people think a MAC cant get a virus, it can. i got some weird one through my college email account (and i had virus protection!). it would mess up my screensaver. nonetheless its fixed now, but i'd def do some web surfing and see what you think is best.