Did anybody try antivirus for MAC? Is it worth?

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  • 6 months ago

    Anyone who thinks a MAC cannot get a virus is wrong. I worked as a contractor for the U.S. Navy - as a systems administrator and for my assigned systems, was the security administrator as well. I got notices twice a month when the U.S. Department of Defense released Information Assurance Vulnerability Alerts (IAVAs - you can look them up on the web). While admittedly it was RARE to see a notice of a MAC virus, it happened now and then. And all it takes is one virus to really ruin your day.

  • CODA
    Lv 5
    6 months ago

    I RUN MALWAREBYTES FOR MAC FREE VERSION.

  • Dave
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Mac's can't get a virus. So unless it does malware as well (they can get Malware), it's a complete waste of time and resources (and money if you paid for it).

    • Dave
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      Did you even read the article? It's clickbait, moron. Not a single reference to an actual virus in the entire article. YOU CANNOT GET A VIRUS ON A MAC. Period.

  • 6 months ago

    I run the Bitdefender entire home solution known as Bitdefender BOX.

    It includes a/v software for the Mac. I feel better that it's there. I don't want to pass along any files that might have a virus or anything malevolent to my friends.

    I would highly suggest this solution (BOX) if you have any kind of smart home.

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    Yes I feel better protecting my Mac, and preventing ransomware.

    Yes, I would suggest an a/v program.

    • Dave
      Lv 7
      6 months agoReport

      Bitdefender box is garbage. A quick look at reviews show that they are nowhere near ready to be mass produced and used. Great idea, horrible execution.

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  • SRΛSC
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    If you want peace of mind, sure.

  • 6 months ago

    No I haven't

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