2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 18, 2013 7:25 PM by MadMacs0
SAM2312 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have Mac OS X 10.5.8, what virus protection is recommended for this system?


MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • 1. Re: Virus Protection?
    thomas_r. Level 7 Level 7 (27,925 points)

    First, take a look at my Mac Malware Guide. That will give you more information about what threats are out there and how to protect yourself.

     

    10.5.8 is a bit old, and is lacking most of the protections available on newer versions of Mac OS X. So the need for anti-virus software may be a little greater than on more recent systems. You should be able to use either Sophos or ClamXav on that system, both of which are quite good. Even better, they're free!

  • 2. Re: Virus Protection?
    MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,725 points)

    SAM2312 wrote:

     

    I have Mac OS X 10.5.8, what virus protection is recommended for this system?

    I would give first consideration to upgrading your OS as high as possible before spending a dime or much energy on additional malware protection. In addition to Thomas' great guide, you might find this new article of interest TidBITS: Do You Need Mac Antivirus Software in 2013?