Currently Being ModeratedApr 26, 2013 10:22 AM (in response to elg4000)
Preferably, none. There are no known viruses in the wild that infect Mac OS X systems. Just use good computing practices to avoid things like malware that can be bothersome but don't do damage.
If you still feel you must have AV software, DO NOT buy the commercial products of Norton and McAfee...they cause a great deal of damage and are hard to remove.
The only one really recommended by users on here is the free (from the Mac App Store) ClamXAV.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 26, 2013 10:24 AM (in response to elg4000)
Your best defense - OS X - just make sure you have it updated with the lastest updates.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 26, 2013 10:52 AM (in response to elg4000)
OS updates as soon as they come, and, if you use Java, the same.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 26, 2013 12:22 PM (in response to elg4000)
There's a little more to the answer to your question than a simple yes or no. There may not be any Mac viruses, strictly speaking, but there is Mac malware, and you need to know how to protect yourself, whether or not you use anti-virus software. See my Mac Malware Guide.
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