Kaspersky for Mac

Discussion in 'Apple and Mac OS X' started by darklich, Jul 23, 2010.

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  1. darklich

    darklich Notebook Consultant

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    meh. I wouldn't.
     
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    Underpantman Notebook Virtuoso

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    This is one of their "features" and its also probably the only feature worthy of needing an AV. If you have a mixed network and a Mac that your not 100% sure is always gonna be clean and surfing safely then perhaps for the sake of your PCs this could useful.
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  4. Seshan

    Seshan Rawrrr!

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    But the fact that 99% of Mac malware is in Mac Apps, the chances of a PC user spreading it to you is slim to none. Since they can't run the App, they can't spread it, and vice versa.
     
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    Real time scanning is not needed for Mac OS X. If you're paranoid, just run this once in a while.

    ClamXav
     
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    i don't know why , but i got the feeling that companies that make antiviruses pay smart hackers to make viruses so they can be the first to release the fix on their antivirus program , so an antivirus launch for macs = viruses will arrive for macs soon :D
     
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    Kaelang Requires more Witcher.

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    ^Hackers don't want to bother hacking 12% of the market, when they can affect more targets with PC's and can get more important information like business info, personal info, ect. You won't see that many viruses out there until Macs get a higher market share.
     
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    I don't see antivirus software as being critical in a UNIX-based OS unless you have root all the time. They're susceptible to malware, but less so than a Windows OS with a primary admin account.
     
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    No I think its the other way round. You download a PC virus on your Mac which without AV could allow that virus to get transferred to the PCs... It's a very unlikely situation and requires multiple F ups by users .a :)
     
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    Seshan Rawrrr!

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    Well, some how the PC virus would have to be able to run on the Mac and then transfer it's self to a PC. Highly unlikly.
     
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