Well, I’ve been running Windows XP on my Mac mini here and there for awhile now. I downloaded and installed the latest McAfee virus protection, and it’s been working OK for me (seeing as I don’t appear to have gotten any viruses).
Here’s the thing though: it’s apparently time to pony up the dough and pay $30 for a 1-year subscription to their anti-virus software. My trial has run out, and they’re going to remove their protection from me, much like the mob might pull back protection from a non-paying dissident in their neighborhood. They’re sending me emails, popping up reminders, and generally urging me to give them money.
As a Mac user, I don’t know what to do. Do I actually need to pay $30 a year to subscribe to a properly working computer? Do you PC users actually do this? Is there a free alternative that still allows me to really use my computer without fear? I just don’t know how to react at this point, since I don’t have to subscribe to security as a Mac user. I just have it. It came in the box. So I don’t know what to do.
Your opinions? Your experiences?