Currently Being ModeratedJun 25, 2013 7:00 PM (in response to cworth1279)
Yes, NONE!!!!! in most case antivirus/antimalware applications on OS X create more problems then they solve. I would strongly recommend that you read Viruses, Trojans and Malware - Prevention and removal: Apple Support Communities
Currently Being ModeratedJun 26, 2013 3:20 AM (in response to cworth1279)
You don't have to install a third party antivirus program, UNIX based OS X is more defensive to Viruses, trojans, malwares and other malicious things. and If you really want to try one, Go for Sophos Anti-virus(Free) for Mac or Norton($20).
Currently Being ModeratedJun 26, 2013 4:04 AM (in response to siva16feb)
Do not use Norton! It's not very good at detecting Mac malware, and it's fairly infamous for causing problems.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 26, 2013 4:05 AM (in response to cworth1279)
There actually is malware out there for the Mac, though you can avoid using anti-virus software if you learn what you have to do to protect yourself. For more information on that, see my Mac Malware Guide.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 26, 2013 5:58 AM (in response to siva16feb)
As Thomas said there is a some malware out there for Macs however it takes an effort to get it. The best protection is only downloading from trusted sites and keeping OS X up-to-date by running Software Update. DO NOT repeat DO NOT install Norton though!!!!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 26, 2013 6:12 AM (in response to cworth1279)
And if you are running an unsupported OS, currently Leopard or below, it might not be a bad idea to run Sophos, at least if doesn't appear to be causing any slow downs or other issues. This will at some point apply to Snow Leopard, sooner rather than later.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 26, 2013 6:34 AM (in response to rkaufmann87)
As Thomas said there is a some malware out there for Macs however it takes an effort to get it.
Well, that's currently true, but it isn't always. Vulnerabilities in Java and Flash have infected Mac users in the past simply through visiting a web site. (Usually a legit, but hacked, site.) Mac OS X does a pretty good job of protecting against that sort of thing, but it can never be perfect, so it's best to learn what the threats are and how to avoid them. Anti-virus software may be important if you must engage in risky behavior, like keeping Java enabled in your web browser, though it's important to be aware that anti-virus software cannot guarantee protection either.
All that is spelled out in greater detail in the guide I linked to.
(And, of course, I know you know that, I'm just posting for the benefit of those who don't.)
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