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Antivirus Software for Partitioned Imac?


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manoman66

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I just bought an Imac and partitioned the hard drive using Bootcamp. I am running Windows 7 on one portion and the Mac Os on the other. We probably use Windows more than Mac OS, including on the internet (kids playing Wizard101, etc.). Do I need antivirus software? If so, do I need it only on the windows "side" or both? Your recommendations are appreciated thanks.

2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
4GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
- 2x2GB1TB Serial ATA Drive
8x double-layer SuperDrive
ATI Radeon HD 5750 1GB GDDR5 SDRAM
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DarkSchalie

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For Windows?, it's a must. For Macs?, more for safety, since Windows gets more viruses than Macs.

Some good Windows anti-virus

AVG - http://free.avg.com/
MalwareBytes Anti-Malware - http://www.malwarebytes.org/ - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED :yes:
Avira - http://www.avira.com/
Spybot Search & Destroy - http://www.safer-networking.org/ - RECOMMENDED :unsure:
Avast! Antivirus - http://www.avast.com/ - SEMI-RECOMMENDED :) Some features are just... not right.

Not much Mac viruses, but some popped up, including "Mac Defender" a rouge-AV.

CLAM AV - http://www.clamxav.com/ - Based off of the Clam AV for Windows OS
PC TOOLS iAntivirus - http://www.iantivirus.com/ - Yeah, self-explanatory.

Edited by DarkSchalie, 18 May 2011 - 10:08 PM.

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Hi manoman66:

It's a general misconception that Macs are safer

A confidential internal Apple document tells the company’s front-line support people how to handle customers who call about malware infections: Don’t confirm or deny that an infection exists, and whatever you do, don’t try to remove it. See for yourself

Continue reading at ZDNet

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Doomdadeath

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To the Imac part no. For the windows you need antivirus software. Just get some Free AVG on it.
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