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10.6: Solve a prohibited-to-boot icon at startup
Authored by: timbloom on Mar 03, '10 09:29:20AM

I am an Apple Consultants Network (ACN) member. I agree Norton is terrible for the user, but good for my business. If you or your clients want a decent antivirus that just plain works, Kaspersky released a mac version of their antivirus and I have been using it. It's caught a couple viruses that were thrown on my flash drive by infected PCs I'd worked to clean up. Good thing about it is that it's unobtrusive, and a much more low-key interface. It's CPU-friendly (as all programs like this should be since OS X supports prioritizing of processes). I've used a lot of mac antivirus apps over the years and I haven't found one I can stand on the mac since the OS 8 days.

Sure, not everyone needs antivirus on their mac right now. But my mac runs my business AND a lot of my personal life these days, and being secure is always important. You're most vulnerable to malware when you believe that you're immune and stop taking steps to protect yourself.

You can take your flash drive, plug it into a friends computer and get it infected and never know because it doesn't hurt your machine, but then you'll be a carrier. Every PC you plug that into will pickup that virus.



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