Reading through comments and seeing your video on the topic, I am convinced that (paid) anti virus/anti malware software is not necessary for Macs assuming the MacOS is kept up to date. But how secure is a Mac when the MacOS isn’t up to date? People I help are often behind with MacOS updates for reasons such as unawareness; “I’ll get to it later”; “it will slow down my old Mac”, compatibility of older software etc.. This leaves me wondering how protected they are if their MacOS is not up to date and they do not have anti virus / anti malware software installed. What would you recommend there?
I’m asking this because, even though I always recommend that they check “Automatically keep my Mac up to date”, I cannot force these folks to update their Macs whenever MacOS updates come out. I’m not a fan of paying for unnecessary software that can bog a machine down. It’s also annoying when people I help get worried because they think they have an issue (and have done something wrong) but it is actually the anti malware software pointing out an ‘issue’ just as a means to upsell a service they don’t need. At the same time I would hate for them to be exposed to malware because their MacOS is one or two releases behind.