Antivirus Protection

ventuss

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Oct 9, 2011
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Do you use an antivirus protection? Does Apple officially recommend one? I never did, but recently got the Norton 360 Premier and it covers both PC and Mac. I don't know if I should try it.
 

MacDawg

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Most would recommend that AV is not needed
Most would also recommend to stay away from Norton on the Mac

I personally do not use any AV on my Macs
But I do use common sense
 

Macman45

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Jul 29, 2011
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I have never used any AV package on any of my Mac's, but a free, non resident ( memory) app is available ClamxAV from the app store...It's free and is or used to be updated daily.

Mac's are not prone to viral infections the way a Windows machine would be...Only Malware and that's an off chance.
 

maflynn

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I don't use any and as MacDawg posted, Norton is one of the worst, in fact its generally regarded being worse then an actual virus/malware.
 

ufkdo

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Oct 30, 2010
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There is no virus known which affects OS X. There are several malwares which can be avoided by just using a little bit of common sense. So, AV is not needed.