Well, fellow Mac users, what’s the reward for evangelizing the Mac to Windows users? None. Nada. Sure, they listen to my countless hours of soft selling the Mac and they switch to the Mac and then what happens?
They want customer support. They want to rid their new Macs of all the viruses, Trojans, and worms that must be infecting their lovely new computing devices. Enough of my neighbors have been convinced to buy Macs that I should get a commission on all the apps they buy.
Instead, I give them a free solution to their Mac malware problem. A sales commission on free isn’t much to brag about.
If It’s Free, Does It Really Work?
If you’ve used a Mac for longer than 27 minutes, then you know there’s just not much malware out there to infect your Macs.
Recent switchers from Windows PCs to the Mac don’t know that. Or, if they heard it, they don’t believe it.
My solution is simple. Free is good. Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac (the Home Edition) is free. The marketing of something free is sound and time honored.
For example, what better way for a crack dealer to get you hooked on drugs than have you try some free stuff first? This nifty little app is full featured (so says the snake oil-like marketing terminology on the Sophos site), free, and designed to make you think of Sophos first whenever you really, really need to spend money to disinfect your Mac.
You know what they say? Malware is coming to a Mac near you. Soon. Very soon. Be very afraid.
Or not. Supposedly, the Anti-Virus for Mac app stops all threats to your Mac, even those that infect Windows PCs. But not burglars.
The advantage here is that if you kill viruses and Trojans and worms, Oh My! from your Mac, anything you send to Windows sufferers won’t infect them. And vice versa. It finds and kills digital biological agents from Windows users.
Here’s the only problem with all this disinfecting. There’s not much to disinfect. Mac malware that’s living in the wild and actually infecting the favorite computer of Mac cult members can usually be counted on the fingers of one hand.
Think about it. The top three anti-virus, anti-malware apps for Mac users are free. What does that tell you about the real world need for such apps?