[Novalug] mac anti-virus/anti-spyware
gopher at 3wa.org
Wed Nov 25 13:16:27 EST 2009
Bonnie Dalzell wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Nov 2009, Gopher wrote:
>> Any opinions out there on mac anti-virus/anti-spyware programs? I'm
>> feeling it's time I get extra protection on my Mac for such irritants
>> and am looking to see what others think are the best programs.
>> Right now, I'm leaning towards Intego's Internet Security Barrier DP
>> (http://www.intego.com/isbDP/home.asp) as it covers both my Mac and my
>> VMware Fusion-based WinXP instance. It focuses on virus protection,
>> malware protection, and appears to have a nicer firewall than what comes
>> with OSX (which I keep finding doesn't let me control the firewall the
>> way I would prefer to control and configure it).
> Are you going to use your Windows installs running inside BootCamp,
> etc to connect to the internet or are you just using the windows
> programs to run locally?
> It appears to me that the Windows malware only gets to the Windows
> install if Windows has the ability to connect to the internet.
> So the question is do you browse with or otherwise connect the running
> virtualized Windows to the Internet?
Yes, there will be browsing from the Windows install under VMWare Fusion.
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