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Anti Virus and MAC

I just bought a brand new MacBook air. Should I put an anti virus on it?

If yes, which one?
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deklinm
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awawadaCommented:
Yes sure! ClamXav for Mac OS is enough and free.

http://www.clamxav.com/download.php
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shahzoorCommented:
Use Mac's Firewall its more than enough
System Preferences->Security->Firewall

For reference you can read the discussion here
http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/switcher-hangout/23835-official-mac-antivirus-firewall-faq.html
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BillSapatoCommented:
Even if there aren't much of a risk to your Mac you still run the risk of spreading malware to other users if you don't use a proper anti-virus software.

There have been instances where this has been seen (and yes, I have personal experience of this).
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awawadaCommented:
@shahzoor
The time has gone... just with Firewall is not enough!
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BillSapatoCommented:
I agree with awawada.
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shahzoorCommented:
Antivirus just gives ya more satisfaction
I think if it was really necessary and required, major antivirus companies might have released the mac antivirus versions as well, but that's not the case unfortunately.

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shahzoorCommented:
now that's convincing
I would also say, go for the anti-virus ..... :)
And according to the list provided by BillSapato
I would recommend kaspersky
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BillSapatoCommented:
I use Kaspersky on my MacBook Pro... Its a nice anti-virus.
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awawadaCommented:
No Antivirus software gives you a 100% guarantee of complete security (free or paid), so why to pay? If it's for corporate use, I would understand (but only because of the quick support).
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shahzoorCommented:
If you are using your mac for office work and you are behind corporate firewall, anti-virus is not as important
If you have an open internet connection from a private ISP then you do need an antivirus
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awawadaCommented:
@shahzoor
don't agree...!
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BillSapatoCommented:
You can use a free anti-virus for sure... But I like Kaspersky, and its not expensive. Just use one... free or not. Both will bring you safety... but just like awawada said... No anti-virus software gives you a 100% guarantee of complete security.
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