Why do people even bother with this? In my 7 years of being a Mac user, I've never encountered or been infected by a virus. I've also never sent a virus through my Mac to a PC user. Why pay these morons $70?<br><br><br>[i]Norton AntiVirus 10.0 for Macintosh announced<br>May 10 - 08:16 EDT Symantec today announced Norton AntiVirus 10.0 for Macintosh, the latest version of it virus protection software. Norton AntiVirus 10.0 for Macintosh is scheduled to be widely available this month, and includes a new Global Threat Assessment dashboard to provide users with an overview of current virus threats. The product also includes a new Contextual Menu support feature and custom SafeZones for improved ease-of-use and efficiency. Version 10.0 is also fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. Norton AntiVirus 10.0 for Macintosh is available now for preorder at for an estimated retail price of US$69.95.<br><br>
You, sir, obviously don't remember the days of the infected TIF files that used to go around in desktop publishing departments...<br><br>What was that name again? Any old timers? anyone? anyone?...<br><br>-------<br>Aren't you a little old for post-modern nostalgic irony?
Hot on the tails of an article I read yesterday (might have been on news.bbc.co.uk) about how virus writers are turning their sights on the Mac, and getting more series in their attempts to annoy that community now.<br><br>Truth is a 3 edged sword.
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Those were the AutoStart worms, types A through F, I believe.<br><br>Thing was, though, I remember being online and reading about the first report of AutoStart in the wild. A couple hours later, somebody posted a temporary fix (turn of "AutoStart" for CD's in the CD Control Panel).<br><br>Later that day there were a few little applets being distributed worldwide that automatically scanned for the worm and removed it.<br><br>When Sam and I worked at the same place we got quite a few disks in with those worms. We just fixed the disk and sent em back.<br><br>Thing is, though the AutoStart worms were widespread, the fix came VERY quickly, from independent Mac users. We didn't have to wait for a patch from Apple or a virus definition to be released for Virex or whatever.<br><br>
I actually had an AutoStart worm on a MacAddict disc.<br>MacAddict knew about the virus but sent the disc out with some kind of disclaimer. <br>There was an easy way to make sure your computer wasn't effected but I forget how.<br>Oops, I found it <br><br>
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