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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by tony3d, Oct 30, 2015.
Does anyone use this package? Is it any good?
I don't use it but you might want to search the Internet for reviews.
The only reviews I see are on the App Store. What do you use?
I use Avira for Mac. Free.
Unless you're going to naughty and/or questionable sites or accessing the dark web, you really don't need an antivirus. The only thing it really does is slow down your system.
Avira is ok, seems to be light on resources. Coming from PC, I felt strange not having some sort of anti virus scanner in the background.
I usually avoid antivirus software on my Macs (definitely needed on my windows machines). I don't see the need for such apps for OS X.
It may seem strange, but you don't really need an anti-virus software on a Mac. Neverteheless, I also have two apps that I use, though very seldom. Both are on-demand software, they don't run in the background, do not require any system resources when not used.
Unless you are accepting and sending Windows files to other Windows users, I wouldn't worry with loading an anti-virus program on your Mac. I do suggest installing Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac (formerly known as Adware Medic). Depending on how you use your Mac, or allow it to be used by others, you have a greater chance of acquiring some form of Malware, than you do a virus that can affect your Mac, in my opinion.
Out of curiosity, would plain old PDF files count as this? Because I do regularly send PDFs back and forth between colleagues who I know use (somewhat crappy) Windows machines. Never thought about this before...