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Virus protection

At present I have installed the home version of Sophos, and iAntiVirus. With all the new nasty stuff aimed at the Mac platform, I am wondering if there is better protection. It seems that many like Intego's VirusBarrier. Does anyone have experience with that product. Is it really better than my present approach? Any comments or opinions would be greatly appreciated. Dave

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Given that there are no viruses out there for OS X

I could not give you a definitive answer to that question.

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I agree with MrMacfixit

There aren't any new nasty viruses out there for the Mac. The MacDefender isn't a virus, you have to voluntarily install it, or have safe run enabled on Safari.

Sophos is acceptable, it will run in the background when you open things. I'd recommend ClamAVX as well, but that will mainly protect the Windows users you exchange emails and files with.

If you practice safe computing, don't open files from strangers, or run programs from questionable sites (pirated warez software, etc,) then you are generally safe. Also, pop-ups in your browser that are not what you asked for, or unrelated to your actual browsing should be closed. Do not click OK or Close, as they may be programmed to take you where you don't want to be.

Using the Escape key usually works for most.

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