- Mac anti-virus and firewall advise please
Well, the BSD-based OS is not especially known for being vulenrable to many viruses, so an AV product will help kill system resources and may actually make you more at risk. It also comes with an in-built forewall, so you don’t need anything there.
Just enjoy the simplicity.Posted 4 months agomuppetWranglerMember
I haven’t bothered for years and have never suffered with any virus (that I know of) but I had a couple of queries about virus protection from clients who wouldn’t be reassured by the “its not really a big problem” argument so I paid for a copy of bitdefender. It’s mostly in use so I’ve got a response to keep clients happy in the knowledge that I’m taking due care of their files.
For personal use I doubt I would have bothered, It’s flagged up a couple of dodgy emails which I would have spotted anyway but the main thing for me is that it’s barely noticeable in use. It just sits way off in the background doing its thing without noticeably affecting my workflow.Posted 4 months agojambalayaSubscriber
Totally uneccessary on a Mac IMHO (9 years Mac only for me). Common question from those coming from windows though so nothing personal.
You can take care with certain settings, eg not running unsigned applications but that’s the default setting anyway. Normal care with phishing emails. If you have an iPhone/iPad turn on the two factor authentication for iCloud
Just use the computerPosted 4 months agomjsmkeMember
It’s worth it if you’re tranfering files from other machines. You might be careful but other might not. I use virus barrier which has detected trojuns on external devices that have been used on other people’s machines. No idea if they would have been detected without it but better to be safe.Posted 4 months agoCougarSubscriber
Which I’d assumed he was, given he said ‘Mac’ and not ‘Macbook’. But it’s a fair point.
Hard to think of many places where he’d be directly connected to the Internet rather than behind a physical router, though using public Wi-Fi there could be a potential threat from inside the network.Posted 4 months ago
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