Antivirus Software

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by zzzCookie, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. zzzCookie macrumors newbie

    zzzCookie

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    #1
    Just a question about Macs. Is it necessary for an Antivirus software? If yes, please recommend one. Thanks.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

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    No, you don't need one unless your work requires you to have one (Macs don't get infected but they can still carry viruses in emails etc)
     
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  4. Queso macrumors G4

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    I have anti-virus software installed, but only to run occasional scans for peace of mind. I don't use an on-demand scanner of the type Windows computers have.
     
  5. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

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    Its definitely not required. I only have an outdated copy of Intego VirusBarrier as they gave it away for free a while back, apart from that on 1 machine, I havent got a virus scanner and have had no problems on any of my Macs :cool:
     

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