Anti-Virus protection for Mac ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bandu.gunaratne, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. bandu.gunaratne macrumors newbie

    May 16, 2010
    Hi everyone,
    I have heard usually Mac's don't need any virus guards be installed. Is this true? Mine is a new Macbook Pro 13"
    BTW I have been using an I-Mac 27 without virus guard for three years.

    Any idea please?
  2. bandu.gunaratne thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 16, 2010
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Macs are not immune to malware, but no true viruses exist in the wild that can run on Mac OS X, and there never have been any since it was released over 12 years ago. The only malware in the wild that can affect Mac OS X is a handful of trojans, which can be easily avoided by practicing safe computing (see below). 3rd party antivirus apps are not necessary to keep a Mac malware-free, as long as a user practices safe computing, as described in the following link.
    Read the What security steps should I take? section of the Mac Virus/Malware FAQ for tips on practicing safe computing.

    When the MR Guides are back online, read the Mac Virus/Malware FAQ. Until the MR Guides are available, you can read most of the same info in the Mac Virus/Malware Info post, on which the FAQ is based.

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