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Is it worth getting an antivirus program for iMac?

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Post time: 2013-04-06 18:48:48 |Show all posts
Internet and Networking,  Using your iMac Intel
Was wondering if I should get an antivirus for my iMac. If I do, does Apple provide antivirus, or I should use 3rd party programs? Which ones to trust and not to trust? Thanks.
   
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Post time: 2013-04-07 03:02:30 |Show all posts

Note that those have some pretty big limitations. Most importantly, due to sandboxing restrictions, they are incapable of searching everywhere on your hard drive. Checking specific files or places (like your downloads folder) is okay. Trying to use them for full-system scans is completely worthless... kind of like trying to find the source of car problems without being able to open the hood.
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Post time: 2013-04-07 02:01:29 |Show all posts
there are some free malware scanners in app store
I scan with one once in awhile
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Post time: 2013-04-07 00:43:06 |Show all posts
See my Mac Malware Guide for a bit more information on this topic.
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Post time: 2013-04-06 23:18:08 |Show all posts
Niel gave you good advice. I've used ClamXav for years with no issues. It's available here.
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Post time: 2013-04-06 21:42:30 |Show all posts
No it is not. Waste of money and computer resources.
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Post time: 2013-04-06 19:59:23 |Show all posts
Mac OS X has built-in defenses. If you want added security, use ClamXav or Sophos; any Mac OS X antivirus product which actually costs money should be avoided.
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