For awhile I was at a university that required you to have an antivirus installed to connect to their network even if you were on a mac and that is what I used. It didn't seem to be too resource intensive, also didn't ever find anything as I don't download the kinds of things that get you the couple trojans out there. Once I was no longer required to have it I uninstalled it, but if you need an antivirus for some reason it seems like a fine one.From my 8 years of using mac never have i used any sort of antivirus though i heard ClamXav is free.
It doesn't hurt to see if things have changed since previous threads were made. It is possible for viruses to be made for macs, so if you don't know that there are still only Trojans available for macs you don't know if a topic made a year or so ago is still accurate.Did you happen to search the forums to see if this topic has come up before? It has.
FWIW, this question comes up at least weekly, if not more often.It doesn't hurt to see if things have changed since previous threads were made. It is possible for viruses to be made for macs, so if you don't know that there are still only Trojans available for macs you don't know if a topic made a year or so ago is still accurate.
I'm preferably looking for a free one, but if it is relatively cheap, I will surely invest in it. Also, I heard viruses and malware are "rarer" for iOS... is this true?
There's some retro virus community pumping out 3.5" disks with classic Mac viruses on them?On OS 9 and previous, I'd recommend some AV program.
There are no viruses in the wild for neither OSX or iOS, so I recommend none.
True that... Disinfectant has gone a while since it has had an update.
But on a real note, viruses were an issue with OS 9 and earlier. I don't think any new ones are in the wild, though.
Sorry folks I can't stand it any more!
There ARE viruses out there in the wild for MAC's. If you don't keep your machine up to date who knows what evil lurks? Be sure the appropriate little boxes are checked in the App Store under System Preferences so you receive the updated malware definitions.
Apple has a built-in rudimentary anti-malware scanner that runs in the background called XProtect. I just checked my machine using OnyX and there are currently 49 malware definitions loaded.
Ok, I feel much better now
Malware is not a virus....