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  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,090 points)
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    Feb 26, 2013 1:31 PM (in response to GunnyFitz)

    Typical dicked up Govt IT department eh?

     

    Eventually, they just may come around: Pentagon to open networks to iOS, Android devices in 2014

     

    Not even the US Government can avoid the inevitable. They'll just deny it until their pensions are secure.

  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,330 points)
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    Feb 26, 2013 2:59 PM (in response to GunnyFitz)

    GunnyFitz wrote:

     

    So out of the list on AV, you feel safe saying ClamXav is best route to take on thios without any side effects?

    As MadMacs noted above, which version of this would I need for Mountain Lion?

    Sorry, I knew I should have double-checked, but the current version for OS X 10.5.8 and above is 2.3.4.

    If you had to pick a 2nd or 3rd which way would you go with them? It appears only one in App Center on iMac is the CLamxav.

    Check Thomas Reed's Mac anti-virus testing, part 2

     

    PCTools no longer maintains iAntiVirus and Norton has taken the name.

     

    Sophos is generally considered #2 by most of the advisors around here, but I generally refrain from making any recommendations myself.

     

    Full disclosure, I do uncompensated tech support on the ClamXav Forum.

  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,090 points)
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    Feb 26, 2013 3:12 PM (in response to GunnyFitz)

    Whatever you install on a computer must first do no harm. Should you ever have a problem with your Mac and need to come here for help, no one is going to tell you ClamXav is the cause, not at present anyway. I cannot say that for any of the other options that may be acceptable to your agency. If you have a problem with your Mac, they won't care. Therefore there are no second and third choices other than to install Windows, and live with all the problems that can bring. Misery loves company and you'll have lots of it.

     

    Download ClamXav from the Mac App Store.

     


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  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,330 points)
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    Feb 26, 2013 3:44 PM (in response to John Galt)

    John Galt wrote:

     

    no one is going to tell you ClamXav is the cause...

    I reserve the right to do so

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