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free virus protection for the mac?


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hey guys-ive been trying to find some antivirus programs for my emac, its my baby and i dont want it to die because i spent a lot of money on it. is it necessary and if so does anybody know anything good? any help would be appreciated.
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http://www.mac.com/1..._antivirus.html
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We are at VERY low risk, however every once in a while... so my suggestion would be McAfee

For many years our protection was free, however those days are now gone. :tazz:
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I have never gotten, nor seen anyone I know, get a virus on a mac.
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As I said very rare, but you just met one. On the other hand it was 1989, and I picked it up at the local MUG. Anyone else remember their Mac+ going off like a fire alarm? :tazz:


I figure the odds are up their with being striked with lighting. On the other hand it can happen.
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soon after posting this my mac actually died on me and i had to erase all files to 0's. now i have a purchased norton so it wont happen again. i dont know about ou but i dont like losing months worth of work.
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What u talkin about fox? macs dont just die, what happend?
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my mac wouldnt start up correctly. i tried all the tricks-even tried first aid through the install cds, no go. the only thing i could do to start it back up was to erase EVERYTHING to 0's and lose months worth of work doing so. im unsure whether it was a virus or what but none of the help desks i called ever heard of this happening and had no answers. now i back up my work religiously...
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did u try an external boot disk?
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i dont think so-just the different options on the install cd. does that come with the computer when you buy it?
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No, If you load an OS (like OS X) on an external drive (like a firewire harddrive or an iPod) and boot of of it you can sometimes get your info backed up.
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oh. i didnt have any of that any way so i couldnt have. plus it can be placed under the "life's little lessons" category of f*ck ups.
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Ive done that also, I once learden a boot trick that could have saved me from having to send my powerbook into apple for weeks, and I learned it like the next day.

Edited by appleswitch, 10 April 2005 - 04:28 PM.

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"Macs are perfect no problems, no viruses, no errors, I luv my Ub3R 5w33T M4C w00T"
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It was a user error not a computer error, I deleted hardware driving system files of my mac wail in root and then forgot the boot drive setup key thatt would have let me use my external HD as a boot disk and restore my powerbooks health.

Next time your going to make childish comments make sure you know the facts so you dont look like an [bleep]
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