Do I need to purchase antivirus software if I own a Mac?

While Macs do not suffer the same level of security issues that Windows operating systems do, one can never be too safe and antivirus software does exist for Macintosh computers Solution:

The chances of a virus affecting your Mac are low, but here are a few reasons why the ACCC encourages antivirus protection.

  • New viruses are being developed everyday and it is best to be prepared. You may not be affected by a virus, but that does not mean you are not capable of being a carrier.
  • You may inadvertently being forwarding viruses along to PCs; Antivirus software stop this from happening.
  • Data files such as Microsoft Office and image files can contain viruses that will damage your Mac.

Antivirus software for your Mac is available at no charge for download from the Webstore.


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May 17, 2012

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