Which antivirus program?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Dominio, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. Dominio macrumors newbie

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    I recently got my 2013 MBA and am not sure whether or not an antivirus software is needed as I've read conflicting views on them.

    How many of you guys run an antivirus program, and if so, which would you recommend?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Macs are not immune to malware, but no true viruses exist in the wild that can run on Mac OS X, and there never have been any since it was released over 12 years ago. The only malware in the wild that can affect Mac OS X is a handful of trojans, which can be easily avoided by practicing safe computing (see below). 3rd party antivirus apps are not necessary to keep a Mac malware-free, as long as a user practices safe computing, as described in the following link.
    Read the What security steps should I take? section of the Mac Virus/Malware FAQ for tips on practicing safe computing.
     
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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  5. sonicrobby macrumors 68020

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    None for me, never had any problems. And trust me, I do the kind of stuff that would definitely giv me viruses on windows
     

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