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    Hackers rise to the Apple challenge

    Hackers rise to the Apple challenge

    The world is becoming a strange (as in SAD) place:

    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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    #2
    Re: Hackers rise to the Apple challenge

    So, the time has come... Apple is now recomending that also MAC users purchase some kind of virus protection.

    Especially since the Adobe Flash player might contain a hidden Trojan virus for MAC's when downloaded from corrupt websites.

    I have long used Intego, but that has now expired and I need to choose a new one......

    1/ Intego's VirusBarrier X6 - Standard Pack (which can be used on 2 different machines)

    and

    2/ Norton Antivirus 11.0 or 12.0 (currently not supporting my OS X Lion)......

    I would like to ask other MAC'ers here what they are using and how happy are they with the product?

    At this link, you can sign up for a notification when the Lion compatible Norton version is available....

    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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      #3
      Re: Hackers rise to the Apple challenge

      Oh, man........I did not what to have to deal with this.

      I hate Norton. Really don't care for it at all.. I have webroot for my netbook. Geez, something else to research... GRRRRRRR.

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        #4
        Re: Hackers rise to the Apple challenge

        Yes, I know how you feel... dam those hackers!

        It had to happen at some point... inventing viruses and trojans also for Apple. Nobody asked them to.

        But, why don't you like Norton, Lady E? I seem to have a good eye to them for some reason.... I might go for the Intego solution because I can cover two machines with the authorization codes they provide.

        Did you find anything in your research?
        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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          #5
          Re: Hackers rise to the Apple challenge

          Just have to jump in a say i also hate Norton. In my experience, but may be different for Macs, if you really want to make your speedy PC run like a very slow snail, then go ahead and install Norton. It's renown for hogging system resources, and it's also got a reputation for not being that great at picking up problems. I have had lot's of pc's brought to me because the owners are sick and tired of it being so slow to do anything. My first question is always "Do you have Norton installed"? If so i uninstall it. Straight away there will be a MASSIVE improvement in how the pc behaves. And another dislike i have for Norton is that it really gets into everything, and is often a pig to fully remove from your pc, it always leaves files hanging around all over the place. The problem can be so bad that there are a few tools available on the net that are designed solely to remove Norton totally from your pc.

          I think Norton design their software to run on the fastest and most up to date pc's around, if you use it on something a couple of years old, or something that is not a powerhouse, then it tends to slow the machine to a crawl.

          These days i only really recommend Avast - it's free version is fantastic, does not slow machines to a crawl, and probably does a much better job at protecting your pc anyway. AVG used to be another great free anti-virus program, but that started to go down the route of Norton a couple of years ago - slowing pc's down by using too much resources.

          I would say that these views are purely my own, but if you google Norton and slow pc's you will see i am not alone in my hate of Norton. In my view they have been ripping customers off for too many years now with their badly designed software - normally aimed at people buying pc's from places like PC World, i am sure that they must have shares in each others companies. If i worked in PC World the last thing i would recommend to anyone is Norton, i would do the opposite and steer them well clear.
          Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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            #6
            Re: Hackers rise to the Apple challenge

            Thanks, Steve, that was very helpful - at least for me.

            I've been looking more and more into the Intego virus software for MAC, but there is a problem with it, it doesn't find the viruses in iWORKS programs (yet).

            But, I've had Intego before and it did the job quite well back then, so there is all reason in the world to think it still does a good job.
            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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              #7
              Re: Hackers rise to the Apple challenge

              I was going to add that my last post only concerned Norton and PC's, but a quick google shows that people in the Mac world also find this problem with Norton.

              Read this page from one of the Apple support forums.

              https://discussions.apple.com/thread...art=0&tstart=0

              Read all the comments on that page and you will see what i mean.
              Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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                #8
                Just to say that I agree thoroughly with what Steve has said. Amateur versions of D’s weather satellite programs are frequently run on older machines and it is important that something like the problems Steve has mentioned with Norton are not further influencing performance. It is however only in the context of PC’s that I have any experience of these matters.

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                  #9
                  Re: Hackers rise to the Apple challenge

                  I don't have to answer your question, Captain...Steve and Lady C already did...Norton slowed the pc's down so much it made me crazy........and it supercedes everything.... getting everywhere. Very Bossy.

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                    #10
                    Re: Hackers rise to the Apple challenge

                    I'm really confused by this question of whether or not to install a virus program.... it sounds like a good idea, but there are an equal amount of people who says it is not necessary....

                    I'm confused: http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/swi...ewall-faq.html
                    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                      #11
                      Re: Hackers rise to the Apple challenge

                      I have now downloaded some kind of protection, based on some recommendations, and it was free too:

                      http://clamxav.com/

                      So far, it's been working well.... didn't find any threats yet though.
                      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                        #12
                        Re: Hackers rise to the Apple challenge

                        hmmmmmmm

                        A new tojan horse especially created for APPLE has been discovered.... With Steve Jobs passing away, extensive problems with their new iCLOUD service, Galaxy phones passing iPHONE in sales numbers, for many a disappointing new iPHONE4S, growing skepticism about the overly expensive Apple products.... and so on, it does appears as if Apple has reached the top and is on the way down again?

                        But who am I to judge, I love their products... still....

                        http://mac1.no/artikkel/10122/nok-en...janer-til-os-x
                        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                          #13
                          Re: Hackers rise to the Apple challenge

                          Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                          hmmmmmmm

                          A new tojan horse especially created for APPLE has been discovered.... With Steve Jobs passing away, extensive problems with their new iCLOUD service, Galaxy phones passing iPHONE in sales numbers, for many a disappointing new iPHONE4S, growing skepticism about the overly expensive Apple products.... and so on, it does appears as if Apple has reached the top and is on the way down again?

                          But who am I to judge, I love their products... still....

                          http://mac1.no/artikkel/10122/nok-en...janer-til-os-x
                          More bad news, and really suck-y politics from the way too big APPLE bosses:

                          Apple banishes expert who exposed software flaw

                          http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...7A71ZS20111108

                          I guess there is a lot more to this story than we will ever hear, but anyhow... it's for you to judge....

                          In Norwegian (A secret APP can take full control over your iPHONE): http://www.dagbladet.no/2011/11/09/n...logi/18949997/
                          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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