You’re using a Mac running some recent version of Mac OS X and you are under the Mac media perpetuated myth that you’re perfectly safe. Publications like Macworld, MacAddict and the many online Mac blog-like pseudo magazines have carried on the Apple generated PR lie that you’re in a “safe” world from Viruses, Malware (Trojans, Worms, etc.), Spyware and other malicious entry to your system.
computing experts" on radio like Leo Laporte have blindly led
Mac users into thinking "you don't need any Anti Virus".
Have we scared you enough? You should be and you should
always be running “safety precautions” on any computer, even your
Mac. Incidentally, if you don’t believe our Mac OS X scare tactic,
tune in next month (October 15th) and read “So You Think Mac
OS X is Safe? Don’t fool yourself”
As soon as Apple announced the early word of the latest version of OS X, 10.4 “Tiger”, Symantec set it’s engineers to work at developing a new version of Norton AntiVirus for Mac 10.4. Norton “AV” 10 for Mac OS X 10.4 was released within a couple months of the retail arrival of OS X Tiger. I think the slight delay interval is a good plan, as every new first release any major revision of OS X is always pretty buggy and takes a full month to forty five days for Apple to “fix” with patches.
a marked difference to McAfee, Apple’s
official "dot mac" AV, who only just announced the impending
release of their
OS X Tiger compatible AV some five (5) months after Tiger hit the store
there are times that the user must interface with the AV application;
do a full system
scan, check a suspicious file or CD someone gave you. That’s where
a very good “User Interface” comes in. Prior Norton AV
for Mac have been good, very good and now the new Norton AV 10 for
Every U I window from the first during installation,
setup and configuration is geared towards easy understanding by anyone
newbie to pro. Who needs a manual? You won’t with NAV 10 for Mac.
However a very well written Help function is built into NAV 10 should
you have questions.
From the Norton AntiVirus 10 ReadMe folder:
put it in auto –
“Smart Volume Scanning” eliminates redundant data media scans (drives, zips, USB Flash, etc.) you know are virus free and NAV 10 streamlines your virus defense by letting you scan from NAV added Mac OS X contextual menus. This was a stroke of brilliance in Norton’s NAV 10 design.