3 Replies Latest reply: Nov 30, 2013 3:54 PM by Klaus1
jriboni Level 1 Level 1

What anti-virus software shall I use for my Mac OS X 10.6.8?


Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • steve359 Level 6 Level 6

    I use none.  I use common sense (do not go to "p o r n dot com" or "i am clearly a thief dot com").  I also follow tips from this site prepared by another with vast knowledge:

     

    http://www.thesafemac.com/mmg/

  • Baby Boomer (USofA) Level 9 Level 9

    None

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8

    There are many forms of ‘Malware’ that can affect a computer system, of which ‘a virus’ is but one type, ‘trojans’ another. Using the strict definition of a computer virus, no viruses that can attack OS X have so far been detected 'in the wild', i.e. in anything other than laboratory conditions. The same is not true of other forms of malware, such as Trojans. Whilst it is a fairly safe bet that your Mac will NOT be infected by a virus, it may have other security-related problem, but more likely a technical problem unrelated to any malware threat.

     

     

     

    You may find this User Tip on Viruses, Trojan Detection and Removal, as well as general Internet Security and Privacy, useful: The User Tip seeks to offer guidance on the main security threats and how to avoid them.

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-2435