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Recently I had my credit card cloned. A few hours after shopping at an online store (in which I trust and buy since 2006) I received a call from my bank asking if I recognize a $5,000 debt to a store(?!) called Church of Christ...

I'm a Mac user (OS X 10.6.3). I always kept my system updated and I have firewall enabled (in my Mac and in my broadband router), but I decided to adopt some kind of protection.

I don't want to rise passionate discussions. Real or not, snake oil or not, I need to have back my peace of mind...

I read this and this posts. I selected two software that I think that could help me (both have more features other than just an antivirus). Does someone have feedback about Intego's VirusBarrier X6 or Trendmicro's Smart Surfing? Intego solutions seems to be better, but TrendMicro brand/name is stronger in corporate environment, so their solution should be good.

Both solutions have 30 day free trial, but I would like to hear something from you. Any other solution that I should look?



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See this post… I currently use Kaspersky, it's really cool. – CharlesB Jun 5 '10 at 7:46
@CharlesB. Thanks, I'll give it a try. Despite the antivirus functions (that Kaspersky is well known), I'm looking for solutions that are strong also in internet/network protection. – Bob Rivers Jun 5 '10 at 13:46
You could try Mcafee Internet security (for mac)... but I think it's in beta. – Vervious Jun 5 '10 at 20:05
How do you know your problem was virus related and not a potential problem with an e-commerce site you've used recently? – Darren Newton Jun 5 '10 at 21:13
You should investigate into that site, it seems like a known way to scam a user. I agree with Darren Newton's comment above. Using a new firewall isn't going to solve your issue. – Steven Lu Jun 8 '10 at 4:15
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No surfing protection measure will help you if a trusted online store is suddenly compromised and it's payment system hacked.

In terms of virus protection, I've always been a sceptic when it comes to their use on the Mac. However I've always been impressed with Sophos and they've just bought out a free virus scanner for Mac. I've tried it and it is lightweight and non-intrusive.

Worth a look:

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