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#2131 - 08/26/09 06:10 PM cross platform anti virus software question
sandbox Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Water World
This may not belong under this index but it does relate to cross platform issues.

I use Sophos anti virus software and it has worked well in Panther. It does seem to lag behind in OS updates so i was curious about MacScan software. I noticed that Tacit had linked them on the front page and I was wondering if they have a cross platform element... if one runs Windows inside their mac? Sophos serve both platforms so I was comparing notes for a possible change in anti virus software.


Edited by sandbox (08/26/09 06:12 PM)

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#2312 - 08/28/09 12:52 PM Re: cross platform anti virus software question [Re: sandbox]
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Until I find a real threat to macs I won't buy an anti-virus for a mac. I will uses ClamAVX to protect windows users from my transmission of possible infections, and I run Avast! on my Boot Camp installation.
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#2322 - 08/28/09 02:59 PM Re: cross platform anti virus software question [Re: Sturner]
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As far as that goes ClamAV is available on Windows too. And like ClamX AV it is free.
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#2341 - 08/28/09 05:50 PM Re: cross platform anti virus software question [Re: Sturner]
sandbox Offline


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Anti Virus software is a contractual requirement for some of us whether we use a Mac or not. cool

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#2418 - 08/29/09 11:03 PM Re: cross platform anti virus software question [Re: Sturner]
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Just a note. As of right now, ClamAVX does not run under Snow Leopard.
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#2446 - 08/30/09 07:06 AM Re: cross platform anti virus software question [Re: Sturner]
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Is that the old java based version or the new version 2.0.1 written entirely in objective C that was released August 29?


Edited by joemikeb (08/30/09 07:07 AM)
Edit Reason: add version number
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#2520 - 08/31/09 03:37 AM Re: cross platform anti virus software question [Re: joemikeb]
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Water World
I've tried the Object C version and it didn't open.

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#2533 - 08/31/09 07:44 AM Re: cross platform anti virus software question [Re: sandbox]
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I have ClamX AV 2.0.1 running happily on three Macs all running Snow Leopard so the problem is not a SL incompatibility but something else.

However, when I went to the ClamX AV 2.0 beta download site I found the following:
Originally Posted By: Clam X AV Developer
Sometimes, ClamXav will crash when you attempt to launch it. It's an intermittent problem and I would have preferred to hold off until I could fix it, but Apple have somewhat twisted my arm by releasing Snow Leopard ahead of their publicised schedule.
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#2621 - 09/01/09 05:06 AM Re: cross platform anti virus software question [Re: joemikeb]
sandbox Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Water World
You can count me as a test crash dummy. wink

I have Sophos so I'm not concerned but I have used ClamX in the past.


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