Apple Recommends Anti-Virus Software…. Fanbois Weep

Here’s a first. Apple has posted this document on its support site advising users to start using anti-virus software:

“Apple encourages the widespread use of multiple antivirus utilities so that virus programmers have more than one application to circumvent, thus making the whole virus writing process more difficult.”

So are Macs suddenly insecure like Windows machines? Hardly. I think that this is just a shift to the reality that it’s a dangerous world out there and users of all computing platforms have to protect themselves. Having said that, I for one am not running out to buy anti-virus software for my Mac. At least I am not doing so YET. Instead, I may try ClamXav which is a free anti-virus application for Mac. Feedback on this app is good from what I have read.

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