2324 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 25, 2009 10:43 PM by KJK555
Just to make you aware there are no Mac viruses in the wild but if you want to use anti virus software get ClamXav
Word to the wise. Norton is the worst software on the planet. It is literally a virus in itself. If you instal it, only an erase and install can rid you of it.
And keep in mind, any anti virus software has a tendency to slow the system down. So if you notice a lag... you'll know why.
Check out the post here by Klaus1: http://discussions.apple.com/message.jspa?messageID=9487317#9487317
I've never used Clean My Mac before... so I really can't offer any advice on that one.
Message was edited by: Carolyn Samit
I have a copy of ClamXav installed, but I only use it manually when I want to check something funky looking (mostly to avoid passing on anything to my PC using associates). I run it on my kids macs occasionally and find various PC junk they have downloaded from questionable sites ("free" music and movie downloads, etc.). I would never set up AV software to run automatically on a mac.
ClamXav also identifies phishing e-mails, but those should be obvious anyway.