Norton AntiVirus now MacIntel compatible… but should we care? - Macenstein

Norton AntiVirus now MacIntel compatible… but should we care?

Posted by Helper Monkey

Symantec, makers of the (formerly) popular Norton Systemworks suite have released an update to their Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh 10 software, making it compatible with the newly released Intel Macs.

From the release:

“If you have a new Intel-based Macintosh computer, install Norton AntiVirus for Macintosh 10.0 and run LiveUpdate to update to the latest version.�

This news comes just as a new eWeek article attempts to stir up the hornet’s nest of “Intel Mac� security, and calls into question just how safe users of the new Macs should feel. “The shift to Intel processors from the Motorola Power PC processors will make it easier to create software exploits for Macintosh systems, “ writes eWeek’s Paul F. Roberts, “and could result in a steady stream of Mac exploits in years to come.�

Apple responded to Intel security concerns in an e-mailed statement claiming that OS X for Intel is just as secure as OS X for PowerPC.

Even before Apple made the switch to the Unix-based OS X operating system, there were less than a handful of viruses which targeted Macs. Since switching to OS X there have been none, and some Mac enthusiasts have even offered monetary rewards seeking proof that a Mac virus exists.

One Response to “Norton AntiVirus now MacIntel compatible… but should we care?”
  1. Reg says:

    I read a review of Norton recently which I did NOT agree with! Since I installed Norton my computer graphics card decides to throw a blue screen of death every now and again.

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