It depends on what you're downloading. If it's music or movies, you're fine. If it's apps, that's more dangerous, as apps can contain trojans. I advise against torrenting apps. 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 10 years ago. The only malware in the wild that can affect Mac OS X is a handful of trojans, which can be easily avoided with some basic education, common sense and care in what software you install. Also, Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Lion have anti-malware protection built in, further reducing the need for 3rd party antivirus apps.Hi all
I know no virus exists for the mac, and malware does. However for those of us who download torrents via utorrents etc. Do you still end up using some sort of anti virus or just ignore having it, and download torrents as normal?