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Avoid a VirusBarrier slow down with Time Capsule
Authored by: johnnym on Jun 26, '08 04:58:17PM

I run Intego's Internet Security Barrier on my Macs. Many people will laugh at the idea of running AV on a Mac. I believe no OS is perfect (although some are more secure than others). There will always be something that is exploitable. With the popularity of Mac on the rise, it will be only a matter of time before someone decides to start writing malware for the Mac. All it takes is gains in market share or a vendetta against Steve Jobs and Apple (much like Bill Gates and Microsoft) to motivate someone.

For now, I'm happy that there is nothing in the wild. I do share files with PC users (including MS Office files). I can find out when someone sends me an infected file (even if it doesn't affect me). I also know that what I send to others is not infected. Also I take my laptop places. While I might feel secure in my own house, one doesn't know who is lurking at work, the library, coffee shop, etc. I take no chances. Maybe the Intego software only offers me a little peace of mind. As someone who has rebuilt a lot of friends' PCs because of malware attacks, I'll take peace of mind.

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