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(Yes, only 3. There are not many choices when it comes to FREE Mac antivirus.)
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Does Mac OS X need to install antivirus?
Short answer: Yes.
Long answer: read the quote I found on ClamXav website:
Firstly, there’s no guarantee that we Mac users will continue to enjoy the status quo, but more importantly, the majority of the computing world use machines running MS Windows, for which an enormous quantity of viruses exist, so we must be vigilant in checking the files we pass on to our friends and colleagues etc.
Read on for the free antivirus for Mac OS X Snow Leopard.
ClamXav 2.0 Beta — One of the oldest and free Mac antivirus. Based on ClamAV open source antivirus engine. Protect against85,0000 threats. No background protection by default (need to enable it).
Sophos Antivirus for Mac Home Edition
Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition — New in 2010. Protects against, both Mac and Windows, 211,1053 threats. Run in background. Automatic virus database update. I am using this. ( )
iAntivirus — Protects against 116 threats specified for Mac OS X. Run in background. Antivirus engine last updated in 2009 (read: outdated).
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