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Of course when you market something to millions, there're always going to be those who have to learn the hard way, and maybe a few who never learn. I've never had a Mac so I'm very naive about how they work. That's why I get confused when I read they don't get viruses but do get malware. I take it Macs are much more restrictive about what you can install on them. I see Download. Sure, the Apple can get malware, trojans and such.

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But a virus has been defined as something that replicates and installs without the user helping. If folk redefine what a virus is, then you might not be able to help them but let's give that re-definition a few years and keep the definitions clean today for this discussion. I do use Apple things and don't use any antivirus because I have yet to find a virus. As to malware, I don't install bad things and I'm fine here. You see folk asking if they need it for their Smart TV! Thanks, Bob, for being the only person to try to answer my question. I just wanted a layer of protection.

My son is 10, and he is using this Mac mostly for watching Youtube videos of others playing Minecraft go figure or videos of Lego movies. He is playing with friends on Minecraft now on another computer, and I never thought I'd hear the words "There's cake on the toilet! So whatever protection you call it, it does not matter to me.

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I'm a little leery of leaving the Mac unprotected. Unfortunately, the sites that will take me to download one of these compatible programs, then tell me that it is obsolete or invalid. This is not surprising. I just wish it weren't so. I suppose I need to wipe as much personal and financial information as I can off this Mac, and let it go.

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Now I have neither, the latter having forced an update which my Mac could not support. Thanks again for trying to help me! The last time I had this conversation with someone, here on CNET, I pointed them at the Wiki page as, at that time, Wikipedia showed a clear and distinct difference between malware and virus. As Wikipedia can be edited by almost anyone, it is not surprising that the definition changed. But back to your dilemma. It is still updated, albeit manually, so you should be alright. It will not catch that annoying toolbar that is almost impossible to remove or prevent you from installing MacKeeper.

You could, at a pinch, push that Thank you. I will try that tomorrow. Discussion is locked. View answer. Follow Follow this discussion and email me when there are updates Stop following this discussion. Reply to: virus protection for old Mac. Please remember to be considerate of other members.

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Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed. Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other users Illegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal content Offensive: Sexually explicit or offensive language Spam: Advertisements or commercial links. And what virus is there for that OS? Distinction between viruses and malware? Malware is I agree about malware, what I don't understand is It's all in the definition. Thanks Bob, I take it then Wikipedia differs from most gurus. You cannot get rid of them until you remove avast!!

My computer ran faster once it was removed and it didn't do anything on my mac!!! Avast vs Sophos.

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If Avast free, for MAC is anything like the pc version, it should be great. On my pc, I ran Windows 7, Avast used litt le system resources, and constantly updated itself. Its user interface is excellent, and is easily controllable. The scans are fast, and how it handles an infected file, or suspicious file, is clear, straightforward. Sophos, on the other hand, I am throwing away. I had found a world clock installed, and it said it was suspicious, but when I asked what it was, had nothing to say. Once deleted, I think , it was not only NOT in the log, but i found no reference to it's cleaning.

The scans take large system resources, and did not stop when I asked it to. I had to restart my machine.

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