Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 4:17 AM (in response to Kilberry)
Probably none at all, but:
There are many forms of ‘Malware’ that can affect a computer system, of which ‘a virus’ is but one type, ‘trojans’ another. Using the strict definition of a computer virus, no viruses that can attack OS X have so far been detected 'in the wild', i.e. in anything other than laboratory conditions. The same is not true of other forms of malware, such as Trojans. Whilst it is a fairly safe bet that your Mac has NOT been infected by a virus, it may have another security-related problem, but more likely a technical problem unrelated to any malware threat.
You may find this User Tip on Viruses, Trojan Detection and Removal, as well as general Internet Security and Privacy, useful:
The User Tip (which you are welcome to print out and retain for future reference) seeks to offer guidance on the main security threats and how to avoid them.
More useful information can also be found here:
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 6:46 AM (in response to Klaus1)
Hola Klaus, muchas gracias por su tiempo, en ayudar a los demás, a dar información muy importante,
A los que como yo, empezamos a utilizar Mac por primera vez,
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 6:41 AM (in response to Kilberry)
None - I have macbook pro and iMac with nothing on them and have never had any issues. All you need to do is keep your mac up to date.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 6:57 AM (in response to Kilberry)
NONE!!! Your iMac is extremely secure and should be left alone. The best thing you can do for your system is keeping it up-to-date with Software Update. OS X is not like a PC that requires a lot of third party apps to keep it running well. For more information please read Viruses, Trojans, Malware - and other aspects of Internet Security
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 7:07 AM (in response to Kilberry)
It's called OS X and you already have it: http://www.apple.com/osx/what-is/security.html
It is part of the purchase price of every Mac. If you believe that you have not already spent enough money on yours, then consider donating your excess wealth to a worthy charity. Or, just throw it out the window. Or burn it. Any of these choices is much better than buying any product that claims to protect OS X better than the engineers who designed it.MacBooks iMacs iPods AirPorts, OS X Mountain Lion, 27 years Apple!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 7:42 AM (in response to Kilberry)
If tyou go to apps nortons has a free app which I've found that works well, No computer is secure unless you run protection, it's like sex without a condom, I've seen Mac's infected and if you only have 1 drive and no backup you lose everything
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 7:53 AM (in response to Donald Pilcher)
Unfortunatley Donald is misinfomred, if you are running a MS Windows box I agree. However OS X is it's own best security. These forms are full of users that have had nthing but problems running Norton apps on their Macs.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 7:49 AM (in response to Donald Pilcher)
are you sure of what you just said?
I am curious what you saw when they are infected and by what? What were the results?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 8:09 AM (in response to Donald Pilcher)
I've seen Mac's infected
Would you care to be more specific please - which "infection"? Virus? Malware?
Before recommending a product, you might want to consider reading up on it - here are a few results by searching for Norton's on these forums:
FWIW, I could not find a free Norton's product for Mac (not that I would allow any of them on my machines, free or not).