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Old 19. Jan 2011, 09:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all,


From what i hear Imac machines are not prone to Virus or spyware attacks, but after downloading some songs from the internet,Imac machine has been running a bit sluggish & hence wanted to know if there are free antivirus or spyware tools available, that i could run to check for any possible virus or spyware threat.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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Old 19. Jan 2011, 12:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello all,
From what i hear Imac machines are not prone to Virus or spyware attacks....
Have a good day.
Such used to be the case, but the number of attacks focusing on mac have increased over the last couple of years. Sophos recently released a free anti-virus for mac. I am not aware of any tests that have been performed with it, but they have been developing quality security softwares for a long time, so it is worth taking a look.

http://www.sophos.com/products/free-...ac-anti-virus/
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Old 19. Jan 2011, 12:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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This list should help:

http://antivirus.about.com/od/antivi...p/aamacvir.htm
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Old 17. Mar 2012, 04:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hi All,

Does anyone have antiVirus running on their Mac machines, apple lovers say apple products aren't Virus prone, is that true. Cause i wouldn't think so.
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Old 09. Aug 2013, 10:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
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take a look at magician:

http://www.magicansoft.com/magican.html

It does a whole range of stuff..and does do a virus check.. just how good it is I cant say. Just glad it hasn't found anything so far.

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Does anyone have antiVirus running on their Mac machines, apple lovers say apple products aren't Virus prone, is that true. Cause i wouldn't think so.
Every now and again I run ClamXav on mine. http://www.clamxav.com/

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