Scanguard!

cheddar-caveman

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Oct 25, 2012
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2018 MBP 15"

I am forever seeing ads for this "no Mac user should be without it".

Personally I run Onyx and Malwarebytes and don't thin I need anything else.

Am I right or do we need additional protection these days?
 

SDColorado

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Nov 6, 2011
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2018 MBP 15"

I am forever seeing ads for this "no Mac user should be without it".

Personally I run Onyx and Malwarebytes and don't thin I need anything else.

Am I right or do we need additional protection these days?
I gotta say, this is the first I have ever heard of ScanGuard, which means pretty much nothing other than I never heard of it.

Researching it now, it seems well reviewed. Do you need it or should “no Mac user be without it?” Personally I would say that’s marketing hype and I am definitely one Mac user that plans to be without it. But that’s just me :)
 

hobowankenobi

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Aug 27, 2015
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on the land line mr. smith.
About the only thing most folks should consider is a tool that helps with adware/malware. Some modern AV does that too...but as Malware Bytes is free and arguably the best, not much need for more.

Unless you are in an environment that requires AV, then there are options to consider. If AV is required: Sophos Home, free Avira, and free Avast seem decent. The free version of AVG seems pretty good, but it is nagware.