I agree with Arron - the Sophos AV software has a very 'light touch' resource wise when running on my Macbook Air. As my Macs share network storage with up to 3 Windows based machines in my house at any one time, I decided to trial the Sophos AV 'just in case'. Before this I relied on the use of an Admin account, which I never connected to the Interwebs, and my other accounts being standard users. So far I have had no issues with the Sophos AV so I will probably also install it on my iMac.
I can understand the reluctance to install software that guards against issues which do not exist, however sharing a network drive with data written by Windows machines (all admittedly AV protected) I decided it was best to side with the cautious approach.
2) I don't share with PCs and even if I did they are all big boys and can look after themselves.
3) AV has caused me issues in the past and I don't want more.
4) I quite enjoy the smug feeling I get from not using AV.
agree on the pure AV stuff but some of this malware is getting devious and launching through video files on Google etc (must move to Bing…) and bypassing settings….. but you have nine lives so what am I thinking about!
It is a good thing that Apple have plugged the hole that Mac Defender found, however the tit-for-tat battle that originally engulfed Microsoft has commenced. Each piece of stopped malware is then succeeded by a slightly more complex version and so it goes on.
Working in the corporate environment I have now been requested to add AV software to my Mac to ensure that I do not compromise the safety of the network. If it is your job 'asking' you to do this there is not much good telling them there are no viruses on Macs!
Can I ask that folk check that the new setting in security 'Automatically update safe downloads list' has been ticked.
"fake websites which tell them that their computer is infected with a virus"
Well, if I made it up to that part, I'd know it was a scam. On the AV front, I have Sophos downloaded but not installed. The .img is in the downloads folder and I ran a scan when I first got it but haven't opened it since. No need to.
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