Best Antivirus for Mac?

Hello,

Can any oe of you please tell me best antivirus for mac? also it should be allowable for my pocket.

I know best and worst depends on person to person, but looking some good options.

Thanks beforehand.
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Mohit VijayAsked:
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-null-Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Personally I don't use one.  I would go with either mcAfee or Sophos, and as Sophos does a free one, you can't really go wrong!

http://www.sophos.com/products/free-tools/free-mac-anti-virus/

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dj0rbitConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I really like sophos. It's free and does the job well. you can find it here: http://www.sophos.com/products/free-tools/free-mac-anti-virus/ or you can go with Norton.
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md624Connect With a Mentor Commented:
I would second dj0rbit's recommendation for Sophos' new free antivirus for Macs. It was just released last week, but so far it seems less intrusive than the Symantec (Norton) offfering.
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Mohit VijayAuthor Commented:
Thanks all for your comments. I will review these Anti virus programs. will they slowdown system little bit?
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Mohit VijayAuthor Commented:
ok. Thanks.
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-null-Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Bear in mind that virus scanners on the mac are actually more for preventing sending infected files to windows users (i.e.  through an email forward).  The number of viruses on the mac is practically zero, I certainly have never heard of anyone I know with a mac getting a virus (including me!).

All virus scanners add some level of system performance degradation - it's in their nature.

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Mohit VijayAuthor Commented:
I agree with -null-, but I think I should add little bit more prevention to my system, should I?
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-null-Connect With a Mentor Commented:
It certainly wouldnt hurt, if you do anything intensive like video editing, you could always disable it whilst you need the extra resources.

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Mohit VijayAuthor Commented:
so which one you prefer?
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Mohit VijayAuthor Commented:
Thanks.
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iPinkyConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I would suggest: go to a bar, have a beer and stop worring about viruses on a Mac ;-). I use Macs now for more than 15 years.. never had a virus in my life
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Mohit VijayAuthor Commented:
Sophos Antivirus
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awawadaCommented:
@iPinky

This can change. :)
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iPinkyCommented:
sure this can change… but I have faith… I guess the only thing I really worry about is when MS brings VB again back to the Mac.. and everyone will simply "allow" macros to be executed just for the sake of it…

but: I will keep having my beers not worring about it tooo much… that's actually one of the reasons I stay with Macs: I have to install every second time a security update before I can start to work with my machine. that's even worth some more bucks I have to lay down for it :-)

so… enjoy.. and if you really are worried…. I guess I would go with McAfee… I don't trust the free ones to be updated as quickly as the commercial ones.. but then that's just my own opinion
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