Bought MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mr.reggaeton72, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. mr.reggaeton72

    Silver

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi guys,

    I just bought the new Mac Book Pro with Retina Display. I got it with the i7 2.6 GHz, 8GB DDR3, 512 SSD. So far, I really, really like it.

    Maybe you guys can teach me a few tricks with it? I just got it in the mail a few weeks ago and I haven't really gotten the hang of it since I'm coming from Windows.

    I'm trying to buy some good antivirus, if you guys can recommend any. Also, I'm a Network Engineer. If you guys have or know of programs that can simulate Cisco software, I'd thank you a million. For Windows, I generally use GNS3 but I don't think it's compatible with Mac.

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. Docd

    Docd Contributor
    Silver

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2011
    Likes Received:
    66
    Sorry have had no need to run antivirus on my macs.
     
  3. Parana6

    Parana6 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2012
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have heard that you don't need antivirus for Mac.


    Sent using iCafe app
     
  4. theorioles33

    theorioles33 Evangelist
    Silver

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2007
    Likes Received:
    136
    Been using Macs for 7 years without AV. And I visit "questionable" sites regularly. :)


    Sent using iCafe app
     
  5. Napoleon PhoneApart

    Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2007
    Likes Received:
    4,438
    Just wanted to say hi, mr. reggaeton! Yah, mon!
     
  6. Zanthe

    Zanthe #apple
    Gold

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2007
    Likes Received:
    298
    Been using Macs since 1985... no anti virus ever. Not saying that someday it won't be necessary but so far not needed.

    Enjoy your new toy. Nice machine!
     
  7. Europa

    Europa Moderator
    Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2008
    Likes Received:
    5,449
    Hey, mr.reggaeton. It's good to see you. :)

    I've been using Macs for a little more than four years and I don't use an antivirus program. I did run one for about six months when I got my first Mac, but it was unnecessary so I uninstalled it. There aren't any Mac viruses in the wild at this time, but there are some trojans. However, I think the general rule of thumb is as long as you aren't downloading cracked programs, you aren't at risk and there is no need for a Mac AV. Just be sure to use an ad blocker on your browser and keep Adobe Flash, Reader and Java up to date if you use them. You'll be prompted when updates are available.

    Enjoy your new computer. Here are some useful links:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1343
    http://www.apple.com/support/macbasics/
     
  8. mr.reggaeton72

    Silver

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks, everybody! I guess I really don't need a firewall. You've all been very helpful.
     
  9. Europa

    Europa Moderator
    Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2008
    Likes Received:
    5,449
    OS X includes a built-in firewall.
    System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Firewall
     
  10. mr.reggaeton72

    Silver

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2009
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thank you for your responds, Europa, but the OS X firewall doesn't have as many features as I'd like to. Maybe I haven't explore it enough, but as far as I know, OS X firewall is not stateful, and doesn't perform some other features as I'd like to.

    But I'm getting the hang of it, though. Thanks, Europa.
     

Share This Page