Open Source Antivirus Protection for Macs

[23 March  2012]  Seems I had this rant in my draft



In my humble opinion, it is absolutely necessary to have basic antivirus protection installed on your Mac regardless of the number of virus currently out there for the Mac.

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In short its about being prepared

No personal computer exists in a vacuum. As elegantly designed as Macs are, a connected world means that their popularity attracts the attention of malware writers and virus engineers. Not only can malware and other threats attack the Mac OS X platform directly, but Macs can also serve as a carrier of Windows or Linux-based threats. Network shares, email and removable media like USB keys are easy ways for multiplatform malware to spread undetected. Additionally, third party applications which are not consistently patched and updated, are prime targets for hackers to gain control of user systems.

OS X is NOT Bullet Proof (Mac Viruses – Fiction or Fact)


As most of us know, Macs have a  “renowned”  virus free reputation at least to the society at large.Mac’s aren’t immune to viruses  and there is no reason to believe that they will now and forever be “virus free” .. unless they had some form of super dupper force field that magically protects them, which unfortunately they dont.

I am sure there are other  reasons why  the Mac appears to be virus free.However one of the main reasons   Continue reading…