Solved imac protection from virus

May 27, 2015 at 16:01:21
Specs: imac, i158GB
Whats the best virus protection to have from worms, malware, trojans, rootniks, usual surfing and downloads?

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May 27, 2015 at 16:28:15
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Generally there aren't many pests that affect the Mac systems... But occasionally there is "something"...

Bitdefender free version is useful to load and manually scan (daily or weekly?). There is the paid for version which monitors 23x7 of course.

Avast have a free version that works fine (monitors 24x7). However it often blocks MS Office/Outlook outbound emails, so one needs to disable that scanner option. Avast also tends to slow boot up; frequently updates itself and thus also can slow the system at intervals. But it does work.

I have both installed on a Mac Mini Mavericks OS, and weekly update Bitdefender and let it scan. Someimes it find pests that have slipped past Avast (usually stuff that requires windows running - I have win- 7 in a dual boot). No virus etc. utillity finds everything first time; but they usually catch up. And some utilities go after certain pests and not others.

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