1. iosfanatic's Avatar
    Hello,

    So the old employee left and with that he left his weath to my name. A macbook md 101. After wanna cry all the environment is mac over here.

    Anyway, the mac is on macOS Sierra so I want it updated on Mojave (I don't know whether is upgrade-able)

    Also, I need an antivirus and vpn as it is required by the IT policies in the company. I want your suggestion regarding the internet security. Also I will be installing password manager too.

    So, here is what I have finalized my research and reviews:

    1password (previous using lastpass because it was free but no security) [redacted]
    bitdefender antivirus [redacted]

    PureVPN [redacted]
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 11-21-2018 at 09:14 AM.
    11-21-2018 08:04 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    My recommendations:

    1. A good VPN service/connection, especially if you’re connected to a public hotspot or Wi-Fi network that is not yours.
    2. Use real common sense when surfing the web.
    3. Don’t open attachments you did not expect or attachments from unknown sources.
    4. Do not surf the web while signed in to an admin account.
    5. Reread number 2 above...
    11-21-2018 01:18 PM
  3. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    I'm personally using 1 Password and Eset internet security. Been using 1Password a few months and so far I really like it. Been using Eset for years after it detected a key logger embedded on a brand new usb drive.

    As for VPN, I really can't recommend one. I have one set up with my Asus router at home if I need to print something or access my shard drive, but that's about it.
    11-21-2018 09:31 PM
  4. humbleben's Avatar
    • Antivirus - TotalAV, seems like the best.
    • Vpn - Hands down Nord if you need it for security reasons. (they have extra security features comparing to other VPNs)
    • Password manager - 1password.
    11-22-2018 03:50 AM
  5. jeraldjamescapao88's Avatar
    Hello guys, I started to use a MacBook again and I just want to ask if do we still really need anti-virus on a Mac?
    02-17-2019 10:30 AM
  6. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Hello guys, I started to use a MacBook again and I just want to ask if do we still really need anti-virus on a Mac?
    We never have really needed an antivirus on a Mac.
    02-17-2019 10:36 AM
  7. jeraldjamescapao88's Avatar
    We never have really needed an antivirus on a Mac.
    Okay. I won't consider having one then. Thnx
    02-17-2019 11:18 AM
  8. Abu Khadija's Avatar
    I’ve been using Norton anti virus on mine. I don’t know if I need it or not. I haven’t noticed any slow down on my machine but I really haven’t been pushing it that hard either.
    02-17-2019 08:12 PM
  9. Ed7789's Avatar
    macOS has been historically less prone from infections, simply because there are less users that use it.

    Although I ran without an anti-virus on my laptops until 2017, I’ve been required to have one installed by my university to connect to their network, mostly to protect other users.

    If you want to be on the safe side, you can get an antivirus, as you won’t only be protecting yourself, but also protecting other users you communicate with.
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    02-18-2019 12:11 AM
  10. jeraldjamescapao88's Avatar
    macOS has been historically less prone from infections, simply because there are less users that use it.

    Although I ran without an anti-virus on my laptops until 2017, I’ve been required to have one installed by my university to connect to their network, mostly to protect other users.

    If you want to be on the safe side, you can get an antivirus, as you won’t only be protecting yourself, but also protecting other users you communicate with.
    Ah okay, so which anti-virus for Mac is reliable? The non-resource hungry one because I want to have a long battery life all day.
    02-18-2019 12:50 AM
  11. Ed7789's Avatar
    I personally use Sophos Home. I don't know about full day battery life, because my laptop's battery has seen heavy use and I do very system intensive tasks. But I do get about 4-5 hours while working on my laptop.

    There are other alternatives that also exist, some of which are listed in this iMore article https://www.imore.com/do-i-need-anti...oftware-my-mac
    02-18-2019 07:53 AM

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