Apple once again recommends antivirus software

Discussion in 'macOS' started by shonia, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. shonia macrumors newbie

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    Here we go again. It looks like Apple has again recommended that Mac OS X users install antivirus software. They do it in the Snow Leopard security page as described below:

    Apple recognizes virus and malware threat to Mac OS X and once again recommends antivirus software?

    I don't know what's going on with Apple when it comes to antivirus. They recommend it then backtrack. Now it shows up again with Snow Leopard. It's surely gonna open up the debate as to why Apple has posted the recommendation yet again.
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    http://www.apple.com/macosx/what-is-macosx/security.html


    Hardly a recommendation, I think it is just apple covering themselves a little.
     
  3. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Where in the article does it recommend antivirus software? It doesn't even say antivirus software is helpful, it just says it might be.
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Nonsense. You call that a recommendation? Substitute the name of any product that you like into that sentence for the phrase antivirus software. Would you be more likely to buy it?
     

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