Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 2:58 PM (in response to Barrybazz)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 3:01 PM (in response to Barrybazz)
As of now you don't need security products. You do need to be careful what you download. Apple has an ongoing program of protection for OS X 10.7 and above, and still keep a watchful eye on Snow Leopard.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 3:02 PM (in response to Barrybazz)
I have read a lot recently that the Mac is increasing vulnerable and was thinking of investing in Mcafee or Norton products - which is best or is there a better alternative?
None!!!!! OS X is not like MS Windows that requires third party security tools. The best thing you can do for your iMac is to keep the software up-to-date by reguallarly running Software Update and to not download from sites or emails that demand you do. You will get lots of useful information on this forum, most recommend the best security you can use is OS X itself.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 3:06 PM (in response to Barrybazz)
I will give you my opinion. You do not need security software if you can follow some basic rules. Only install software from trusted sources. Never input an admin password if prompted from any webpage or email attachment.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 1, 2013 3:09 PM (in response to rkaufmann87)
Windows doesn't require third party secuity tools either. If you can't excercise caution in what you are downloading, then those products are an option, but they will cripple your drive speeds and CPU utilization, mostly unneccessarily as they scan everything that is read/written to your hard drive.
If you are on a home network with a router, then you don't need a firewall either. The only things that get through to your computer through a router running NAT is traffic that you initiate on your own computer.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2013 12:34 AM (in response to Barrybazz)
Something else for your reading pleasure: Do You Need Mac Antivirus Software in 2013?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2013 3:06 AM (in response to MadMacs0)
I use mackeeper and it does alot more it will track your imac if stolen very good
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2013 3:21 AM (in response to alanmil)
Once your Mac is infected with MacKeeper, you probably won't want to recover it.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2013 7:12 AM (in response to seventy one)
Thank you, BarryBazz.
See you have a sense of humour. Incidentally, Norton is not good for Macs either.