What is the best up to date, free protections to get for my Mac?
I Know MacKeeper and CleanMyMac are viruses, but I want to know what are good, free protections to get for my Mac? I know a lot of Antiviruses really aren't very good at all because of way too many false-positives.
I know how to make a Windows secure however, as I've used this guide to make my Windows secure:
Basically what I want is the same type of information as is in the link above but for a Mac instead of a PC. Thank you for any help you guys can give!
- 9 years agoFavorite Answer
MacKeeper and CleanMyMac are not viruses. Some people cannot figure out how to uninstall them, and that causes frustration that leads them to say "It must be a virus."
"way too many false-positives" that would be Sophos. It also takes the better part of the day to scan. I stopped using it for those reasons.
Antivirus software for OS X can help prevent Trojans and data theft. There are no OS X viruses currently in circulation. Back in 2006, there was a worm designed to affect dragged in apps that some sites called a virus. It could not affect OS X systems files or properly installed apps. It is no longer in circulation, and subsequent security updates block this type of code now.
Try iAntivirus.Source(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leap_%28computer_worm... (2006 worm) http://blog.intego.com/2011/05/02/intego-security-... (2011 Mac Trojan makes news) http://www.iantivirus.com/download/ (iAntivirus free, requires OS 10.5 or later, Intel) http://www.sophos.com/products/free-tools/free-mac... (Sophos free) http://www.clamxav.com/ (ClamXAV, free) http://www.avast.com/en-us/download-software (Avast free, scroll down to link "avast! Mac Edition") http://tinyurl.com/7rtz2dk (Comodo, free -- used Tiny URL, since their real URL is 777 characters!!!!) >
- 9 years ago
I would recommend Sophos Anti-Virus. Its Free, protects you from Mac Viruses, and ALSO Windows Viruses!Source(s): Use it myself, Very good software
- Anonymous9 years ago
Windows is never secure. No OS is secure, you can do what is called OS hardening.
All open source software for Mac
Open source security tools