Panda: Mac is less secure than Windows, here's an antivirus

Archean

Posts: 5,631   +91
As several of the forum members already covered Windows / Mac strengths or lack of it in this area above, I don't want to dwell in it. But I'll add one thing, most of my time on PC in last two decades has been spent on Windows OS, and I have absolutely no infection of any kind in last 18 years (I am only talking about actual 'infections' not OS vulnerabilities, which get fixed in due course of time anyway), so basically it is the 'organic' bit at the keyboard which plays a huge part in undermining whichever OS you are using.
 

jobeard

Posts: 13,983   +1,782
Emil you really dig up those anti mac news. It's a shame you're so biased. It looks like you're obsessed with trashing Apple.

This week alone Apple has reported one of their most profitable quarters and they even had a keynote presenting a bunch of different products and there were no news from you about any of it.
On the whole, Techspot is a great site, but like any collection of people, some are limited in their view or experience and that imples to them that everything else just must be trash(ed). It's too bad as imo it drives others away.

Citing news without adding slurs is fair game.

Frankly, I joke with my friends the B.G. is the 666 of the pc world (OMG! I just did it too, didn't I :wave: ) :giggle:
 

captaincranky

Posts: 16,210   +4,970
On the whole, Techspot is a great site, but like any collection of people, some are limited in their view or experience and that imples to them that everything else just must be trash(ed). It's too bad as imo it drives others away.

Citing news without adding slurs is fair game.

Frankly, I joke with my friends the B.G. is the 666 of the pc world (OMG! I just did it too, didn't I :wave: ) :giggle:
At Adobe Forums, Windows is trashed constantly. The constant is this, "I'm going to, (or just bought) a Mac, because now I won't get viruses. So the answer here is, that most of this doesn't apply to experienced Windows users. Mac user think the "I'm a PC" ads were cute, I personally think they were offensive. Funny, but offensive nonetheless.

That said, an ***** with a Mac, is probably safer than an ***** with Windows, but still an ***** nonetheless.

I don't understand how I can download porn all day without getting as much as a tracking cookie, yet these people visit an "innocent sites" such as "Smugmug" and get their computers all jacked up with God knows what. Oh wait, yes I do, I know what I'm doing, and understand security. It certainly couldn't have anything to do with their "visits" to "Limewire", or the half dozen toolbars they have installed, now could it?

All of that notwithstanding, the "Aphole Corp" is usually here, posting illiterate, inarticulate rants, under the "nom de plume", "Guest", that mostly seem to have been generated by third world, third graders, who have English as a 3rd or 4th language, who are erstwhile busily commenting on what a "P***k" I am.

Personally, I'm going to plead stupidity, since I really didn't get that joke, Jobeard.

After this rant, I'll think I'll spend some alone, quality time, trying to divine how much of the "Apple Mystique" is warranted, and how much of it is mass hypnosis, induced in the feeble of mind by Steve Jobs. Don't ever say I'm not an expert at wasting precious time.

You're right though, this is all a turn off, that's why the hit and reply count on these "Apple bashing threads", is so high. Just like a train wreck, nobody seems to be able to look away, even you....;) :wave:
 
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Guest

I've had macs for over 20 years and not seen any viruses hitting any of them, but I do think there should be some research into the program "Growl" that is bundled with some software like "Dropbox". I found it working its way through my email box and I had not made any attempt to download it with knowledge but loaded itself with protection through Dropbox. There's defenders of the program and detractors, but when it is loaded without warning and even trying to find mention of it on the Dropbox site takes some delving. There is a seemingly unattractive way this program is installing itself.
Just saying.
 
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Guest

What a sham message! $50? Why? There has been free Mac antiviruses for ages, one namely CLAMXAV, http://www.clamxav.com/. So don't panic yet a keep your hard-earned cash.
 
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Guest

As an administrator, I have come across multiple infections on mac's brought onto my network. Even worse, is when because the mac user thinks there invincible, comes onto our network and like a pariah, unleashes a bunch of files onto our network which go crazy on our windows boxes.

Think what you want; but its time to be responsible, run yourself a damn AV, protect yourself, and protect the users that you interact with.

(offnote) god I can't wait till the AV neccesity for Internet access law comes into effect in australia next year
 
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Guest

this is a sales pitch for panda .... don't fall for it people!

no one seriously thinks any OS is completely secure .. but panda and others like to say that most mac users do, which is not true but makes a better pitch ;)

panda ain't the only anti-virus vendor for osx ;)
 
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Guest

here are some other av products for osx, just to balance out this sales pitch a bit :p

http://antivirus.about.com/od/antivirussoftwarereviews/tp/aamacvir.htm

I'd like to see panda and others compare their products with each other.

Panda does not pick up as much as norton in my experience
 

ruzveh

Posts: 123   +0
It can also be the other way round. Probably windows must be hiring these part time hackers or script writers to target these apple systems. Its all part of a corporate gaming.
 

matrix86

Posts: 852   +39
And now, ladies and gentlemen...introducing the new virus for both Windows AND Mac..." trojan.osx.boonana.a" Read it on the homepage. And just to point out exactly what i've been saying that was stated in the article:

"This is a sobering reminder that hackers are turning their efforts toward Mac OS X as Apple's marketshare grows..."
 
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Guest

Mac users sure are snippy. I had to comment on this little flame war:

http://bit.ly/aAVFPm

It's a good read...