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Current Thoughts On Antivirus Protection?

My son sent me a recent article recommending the use of antivirus protection on my iMac and MacBooks. The article indicates more threats to Macs today than PCs. What are the current thoughts on antivirus/malware use?

Thank you in advance!

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Mike F

Comments: 3 Responses to “Current Thoughts On Antivirus Protection?”

    1 month ago

    You don’t need to install any anti-virus software on your Mac. It already has that built in.

    While there are more “threats” technically, most of those are from people installing software that they shouldn’t trust, and then they get adware or annoying ad-ons with that software. Simply don’t install any software on your Mac unless it is from the Mac app store or from a site you absolutely trust. If you aren’t sure if you should trust a site, then don’t download anything from it until you find out more and are sure.

    See https://macmost.com/the-best-mac-anti-virus-software.html and http://macmost.com/do-macs-need-antivirus.html

    John Carter
    1 month ago

    I use Sophos Home Free. It is more than A/V protection, it is also malware protection. The paid version offers so much more, but if you are a careful person when browsing or viewing email, it probably isn’t something you really need.

    Mike F
    4 weeks ago

    Thank you for your responses!

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