Best AV software?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by mearsjohn, Apr 22, 2018.

  1. mearsjohn macrumors newbie

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    Can anyone tell me 1) Do I really need an ant-virus programme and if so, 2) which free one is the best?
    Ditto Malware?

    Thanks,

    John
     
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    1) No
    2) zero

    Probably the most asked question on any Mac forum. If you're really curious, search for it here. You can find a whole day's worth of reading just the threads on this topic.
     
  3. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Do a forum search for antivirus. There are many threads which have already discussed this ad nauseum.
     
  4. jbarley macrumors 68040

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    A lot of mac users use and would recommend "MalwareBytes", I run it myself periodically.
    https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/52105/malwarebytes
    And welcome to the forum.:)
     
  5. chabig macrumors 603

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  6. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    I don't run AV Software on my Macs. But I'm not the type of person that gets viruses either. I do run AdGuard now http://adguard.com/ because I can't stand ads. On my Windows machines I run Eset - https://www.eset.com/us/ - again Windows only.

    Malwarebytes is great on the Mac. I scan with that every few months or so.
     
  7. TheSkywalker77 macrumors 6502a

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    Nope.
    None of them.
     

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