I have a Mac with OSX on it, what would you guys suggest for a good antivirus / firewall software?
i am using ClamAV for MAC + Sentry Guard
But im so used to windows and having a firewall, im not sure if i am being paranoid but i know i'd feel safer knowing that i had a fully functioning firewall.
You dont need a 3rd party firewall. I prefer the Inbuilt firewall in Leopard. (Goto System Prefs --> Firewall)
You could also you Norton Firewall or Norton Confidential, but causes System to crash sometimes...
I'd suggest to avoid 3rd party security apps. Just use ClamXav for file scanning if you are so particular...
i use http://m0n0.ch/wall/ as the firewall between the www and my homenetwork. On my Mac I am running LittleSnitch, to controll "calling-home".
Greetings from Bavaria
My general adice is always to use a router with integrated firewall to separate your home network from the internet. I am having macs since 1986, beeing online since almost the beginning. I never connected my Mac(s) & PCs direct to the Internet, always via Router with fw. never had any problems.
Originally Posted by JayBird
In a corporate network where you would want to secure from attacks from within the network, setting up the Macs firewall might make sense, if it is "family network" you dont have to - if a router with fw secures attacks from outside. You can get those routers starting at 50 dollars.
On Virus - well - I never installed any Anti-Virus sw, but I would recommend using ClamAV cause with the growing popularity of Mac OS x we will see more Virusses.
just my 2 cent
pfsense is also great - http://pfsense.org
Originally Posted by der_flo
(it's very very similar to m0n0wall)
Volkspost's suggestion is great as well.
V. if you have time, load dd-wrt on the router if yours is support. It's one of the best.
i would say, pfsense is the same like m0n0wall except the colors of the design.
not quite ... psfsense is a fork of the m0n0wall project.
They are very similar but there are differences that one will prefer over the other.
Both are great though.
I allways let up the firewall in the TC and my mac, also block some ports on my aDSL modem.
And no antivirus , i never have any problem at all
The OS X wall works for me