Problem Mac Antivirus/Firewall

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#1
Hey, I'm getting a MacBook and needed to know what are some good firewalls to use and antivirus programs for mac that are reliable? I know people don't think that it's necessary, but with worms like thunderstrike, I would beg to differ. Thanks.
 
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Paul.R

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Kaspersky dosen;t have a true firewall for mac, you can try ESET NOD32 if you want a differrent firewall from mac default.
Sorry if i'm mistaken.
 
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Sunshine-boy

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#12
So its a Linux with better graphical desgin.Mac would be good for ppl that hate Linux interface(include me), right?
 
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So its a Linux with better graphical desgin.Mac would be good for ppl that hate Linux interface(include me), right?
If you are one of the Windows people and hate Linux than you are more likely to hate Mac due to its unix family roots. It's a natural state of human nature we as a humans dislike things which we are not used to this is why our parents use internet explorer rather than chrome/firefox.

The same goes for windows. As humans we would rather have everything easy to get without any bash knowledge, double click an exe without typing and command.

If you want some nice graphical interface I recommend go and ask on r/unixporn - the home for *NIX customization! some of the Linux flavors when customized right look majestically orgasmic.
 

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#15
Please don't. For what purpose anyway? Sorry, I find Mac's about as useful as a door stop in an office without doors.
Thanks for sharing your opinion, but please do not dictate what OP should or should not buy.

MacOS, Windows, Linux are all great operating systems, each have their own ecosystems and potential benefits over their competition.
  • Use MacOS, Windows, Linux-distro, ChromeOS etc.
I use MacOS High Sierra on a Macbook Pro (2015), it's a great experience and even better with iOS. If you use an iPhone as your daily driver, a Macbook would be beneficial, although not mandatory.

At this moment, no Antivirus has been installed, but I have tried free editions of Avast, Avira and Sophos. You can check if the Firewall is enabled via the System Preferences under Security & Privacy: macOS Sierra: Firewall pane of Security & Privacy System Preferences

Some paid suggestions:
https://www.av-test.org/en/news/new...irus-suites-for-macos-sierra-put-to-the-test/

Find out more: macOS High Sierra