iMac Desktop computer and anti-virus software

Discussion in 'Gaming and Software' started by The_ODP, Apr 5, 2008.

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  1. Hello ARRSER Geeks,

    Another question for you all to ponder...

    I have just gone to the dark side and bought an iMac desktop. The question is what anti-virus can I load on to it before accessing the internet? Free would be ideal.

    Any other useful software or websites would be much appreciated.

    Cheers Guys/Gals
     
  2. hi there i have the imac

    you dont need any
    anti-virus stuff as is all built into the system.
     
  3. msr

    msr LE

    Not strictly true.

    msr
     
  4. what can I use msr?

    Cheers
     
  5. msr

    msr LE

  6. thank you all...
     
  7. thank you all...

    Can I use torrents with my mac? I know you can't get free software but for trial music and movies?
     
  8. I have been using mac's for over 15 years without encountering a single problem.
    I now run my business using two Imac's ( One G4, one a dual Processor G5) and A G4 Powerbook.

    I agree with MSR despite not ever having a problem It's wise to take sensible precautions ( follow MSR"s Link) as it's not impossible to get a virus, or malware etc after all it only takes one muppet somewhere to spoil it.


    PoGs
    www.pocketcomms.co.uk
     
  9. I have been using mac's for over 15 years without encountering a single problem.
    I now run my business using two Imac's ( One G4, one a dual Processor G5) and A G4 Powerbook.

    I agree with MSR despite not ever having a problem It's wise to take sensible precautions ( follow MSR"s Link) as it's not impossible to get a virus, or malware etc after all it only takes one muppet somewhere to spoil it.


    PoGs
    www.pocketcomms.co.uk
     
  10. msr

    msr LE

    Try this: http://www.google.co.uk

    Just type 'Mac torrent' into the box ;)

    msr
     
  11. Can you get microsoft office free on the mac?
     
  12. msr

    msr LE

  13. Cheers msr and yes I think I need to give a small donation as the arrser geeks are second to none.

    The_ODP
     
  14. Donation made msr...
     
  15. I wish to load Windows onto my new iMac (latest spec), using the Boot Camp thingy.

    Can anyone tell me if I need to install antivirus/spyware programs on the Windows partition, or is Windows effectively protected by the Mac OS?

    Grateful for learned advice!

    Cheers.