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ww1971

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Jul 15, 2011
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would antivirus software eventually be required and developed to work on Mac m1 systems since it’s based on the arm64 chip rather than intel chip?
 

Nermal

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Dec 7, 2002
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The chip architecture is irrelevant. There have been viruses on other Arm systems, and Intel code can still run via Rosetta.
 

Sanpete

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As Rocky famously said when asked about investing in condominiums, "I never use 'em."

I do watch what I download and click on. No one else has physical access.
 

wilberforce

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Aug 15, 2020
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One of the best things about a Mac is not having to have stupid antivirus software suck the life out of your machine. I sure hope this doesn't change, else I will have to go back to anger management classes.:)
 
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