2 Replies Latest reply: Aug 12, 2008 5:36 AM by RickSavvy
RickSavvy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
What anti-phishing anti-spyware is best to use on Mac? Any need for any other protection, anti-virus, firewall or malware?

imac, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Mulder Level 6 Level 6 (8,980 points)
    If your profile is correct, you're running 10.4.8, in which case you need to update to 10.4.11 immediately. Not only will this fix a good number of bugs and security vulnerabilities, it will also let you run the most recent version of Safari.

    There is no anti-phishing software for the Mac. If you want a piece of software that combats that in addition to it's primary function, then you want <a href="http://agilewebsolutions.com/products/1Password"1Password</a>.

    There are no viruses for Mac OS X in the wild, nor spyware so there is no need for anti-virus or anti-spyware software. You can't protect against something that doesn't exist. The Mac already has a built-in firewall,; anything else is redundant and a waste. The only other malware is a Trojan Horse, but like any other software on Mac OS X, it requires user authorization before it can be installed, so as long as you aren't careless about what you download or install, you shouldn't have any problems.

  • RickSavvy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks Mulder for the thorough answer! I have been receiving updates regularly, but I will check to make sure I am current.

    Much appreciated!