[OS X TeX] OT: effective Macintosh Trojan in the wild

Bruno Voisin bvoisin at mac.com
Thu May 5 08:51:46 CEST 2005

Le 5 mai 05 à 08:44, Thomas A. Schmitz a écrit :

> This being said: I've stayed away from all Norton products since  
> the advent of OS X, and my computing exeprience has been a lot  
> smoother. Even on Mac OS 9, the latest atavars of Norton System  
> Works were extremely unstable and dangerous; with OS X, it was  
> disastrous.

Same with me: I have always disliked their tendency to reinvent the  
OS (read: interfere with its operation), and make it a hell slower.  
(Ever tried on OS 7 to activate this functionality keeping a trace of  
all files created and put to the trash, for later restoring if  
needed? With it, very file suppression took about a second, imagine  
when you were deleting a whole directory.)

As an antivirus on OS X I only used Virex, and actually purchased  
my .Mac subscription essentially to get it. With Tiger Apple  
recommend against it (by saying it's only for Panther), though  
without telling the why.

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