Does Mac need Norton?

Started Mar 26, 2010 | Discussions thread
BRJR Forum Pro • Posts: 13,641
Re: "... he suggested to me that Mac is indeed vulnerable to viruses etc. "

1. IMO, he told you the truth; and, I experienced this first hand since in the past one of my Mac computers was infected by all sorts of viruses/trojans ---- and, all at the same time (while I was staying at a motel that had just recently installed a broad-band/high-speed internet connection). Only thing that helped me get rid of them was Norton Antivirus software for Mac & several hours (by phone) of collaboration with some Norton engineers in India. Took days, but I finally cleared my Mac of all infection; and, have been using NAV for Mac software ever since.

2. As, your engineer friend told you, it's easy to temporarily turn NAV off, and back on again. For example, I sometimes temporarily switch it off while making certain Apple software updates, even though I've not noticed any problems during times I forget to do so.

3. I am using NAV for Mac 11, as all I do is renew it annually online as part of the automatic upgrade for my Mac computers; but, you can purchase the program as listed at this Apple link for "more bang for the bucks":

http://store.apple.com/us/product/H1073LL/A?mco=MTY3ODQ5OTY

or even download your choice of one of these programs directly from the Norton site, as seen at the link below, for immediate use/protection:

http://www.symantec.com/norton/products/charts/comparison.jsp?pcid=ma

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