Tim Moores wrote:I don't know about "needed", but I certainly feel better for having it. I subscribe to ClamXav, and have it update its signatures every day. I let it scan everything in the Downloads directory automatically, and make sure all internet downloads, and all email attachments, go there. Having been in charge of a company's IT for some years, and having witnessed how careless and/or clueless people can be, I definitely recommend it for business users (along with mandatory backups, but that's a different topic).
Adam Wentz wrote: As I point out to the fanboys, why would a software publisher waste time and money to make anti-virus applications available for the Mac OS if it wasn't actually needed? That would equate out to poor resource management on their part.
Tim Holloway wrote:The interminable wait when Windows boots and a product like Norton beats the hard drive to death for 20 minutes before the machine becomes usable is in my view dangerous. It incentivizes the user to switch it off.