Again your opinions. For the mum and dads out there just use your common sense, go through a book of tips to follow that Linc specified and they are good, even print it out and stick it by your computer screen and that's great, good for you.
The most of us will want that little bit of insurance policy (anti-virus) to save time and effort ;)
Pa I wasn't talking specifically about a mac virus taking out a network I saw, but hey you guys seem that you will believe only what you want to and that's fine.
I'm just looking out and want to help the average jo
For the mum and dads out there just use your common sense
The problem is, that's not good enough. Common sense often doesn't mean much when it comes to protecting yourself against malware. For example, does your common sense tell you to disable Java in your web browser? Probably not, and if yours does, that's unusual. Education is important.
If you choose to use anti-virus software, that's fine, but you need to do two things. First, make sure you choose a decent one. There's a lot of anti-virus software that is either not much good or has a tendency to cause other problems, or both. Second, don't assume your anti-virus software will protect you. It won't. I've seen loads of people who got infected despite having anti-virus software installed and kept up-to-date.
For more information on all this, see my Mac Malware Guide.