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Anti Virus in MacBook Pro

19820 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 13, 2010 3:36 PM by iVmichael RSS
arthiGopinath Calculating status...
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Mar 13, 2010 3:33 PM
Hi All,

I am new to MacBook Pro and i just want to know whether Macbook pro comes with any default antivirus software or we need to buy and install.
MacBookPro5,5, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • iVmichael Level 6 Level 6 (13,725 points)
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    Mar 13, 2010 3:36 PM (in response to arthiGopinath)
    Welcome to Apple Discussions

    The Mac doesn't come with any anti-virus software as they don't catch colds

    Unless you plan to run Windows under Boot Camp or Emulation then you need not worry about this at all, if you do run Windows then install and use AVG or some other freeware protection.

    2.4 Ghz 15" 4GB RAM 500GB/7200 Unibody MBP; iPods, iPhones, AppleTV, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Assorted other Mac's and PC's running OSX, Linux, WinXP, Win7
  • S.U. Level 6 Level 6 (8,360 points)
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    Mar 13, 2010 3:38 PM (in response to arthiGopinath)
    Welcome to Apple Discussions!

    If you are running Windows on your Mac, you may want the same antivirus software you would run on a Windows computer. If you are just running OS X, then antivirus software generally causes more problems than it solves and you would be well advised not to install any.
    MBP, 17"hi res, 2.4GHz Intel Core Duo, 4GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Mac OS X (10.6.2), iBook G4, 800 MHz, 1.12 GB RAM, 120 GB WD HD, 10.4.11; 1999 CRT iMac Rev. C


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