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Command now has a Mac Version where is avast?
« on: September 09, 2004, 03:28:02 AM »
Command antivirus launched CSAV 4.9 for Mac. Now I now alwil has limited Manpower but if command relises the need for a mac version (rember command had no plans to make a Mac version either until now) so what about avast? Also rember command lost their top virus analyst to F-Secure recently
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Re:Command now has a Mac Version where is avast?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2004, 12:04:54 PM »
And there was me thinking that Mac's were invulnerable to  virus infection as they had such a small user base (not worth the effort for the script kiddies and expense for anti-virus companies)  ;D  ;D  ;D
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Re:Command now has a Mac Version where is avast?
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2004, 09:36:13 PM »
Viruses are pretty rare on macs but there are some out there.  I honestly don't think it would be a wise move for Avast! to make Mac anti virus though.

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Re:Command now has a Mac Version where is avast?
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2004, 11:48:58 PM »
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And there was me thinking that Mac's were invulnerable to  virus infection as they had such a small user base (not worth the effort for the script kiddies and expense for anti-virus companies)
      the problem lies in macro viruses. windows macro viruses can operate in the Mac version of Microsoft office and damage your word, excel, etc. files.   other than them OS X has no viruses or trojans or worms in the wild.
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Re:Command now has a Mac Version where is avast?
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2004, 12:17:40 AM »
Why doesn't Mac make an Av program to protect it from those few viruses? ;D
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Re:Command now has a Mac Version where is avast?
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2004, 02:50:09 AM »
Apple does not see the need to make an AV program because even thogh macroviruses can affect office files they cant actually infect the Mac OS X enviroment. as it is I use virex but it eats up a ton of RAM (im talking 45-60MB)
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Re:Command now has a Mac Version where is avast?
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2004, 03:57:48 AM »
I use virex but it eats up a ton of RAM (im talking 45-60MB)

Maybe virex is a virus  ;D
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