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HT1338 how do I check that I have anti virus protection on my mac

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how do I check that I have antivirus protection on my mac

Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (234,855 points)

    You already do. As long as you keep it up to date and don't run Windows on the computer, you don't need anything beyond what Mac OS X provides. Having ClamXav and/or Sophos is helpful if you frequently exchange files with people running Windows.

     

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  • MadMacs0 Level 4 Level 4 (3,330 points)

    jaspergreer wrote:

     

    how do I check that I have antivirus protection on my mac

    Your profile says you are using OS X Mountain Lion, so if that's true then you have all of Apple's anti-virus protection and if Software Update says you are fully up-to-date on all your Security, Java, etc. updates, then you are fully protected against all currently known malware that can impact OS X and Apple apps.

     

    Keep Java (not JavaScript) disabled in all your browsers unless you must visit a site that requires it, and turn it back off as soon as you are finished to make certain you aren't one of the first to discover the next Java threat that will most certainly show up one day soon.

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