Apple Admits It: Guys, You Should Use Antivirus Software
The Cupertino company saw its market share grow in in the recent quarters and the good news was followed by another growth: the interest in infecting Macs had increased as well.
December 2, 2008
An recent update to Apple's support site makes it crystal clear: use whatever possible to keep malware away from your machines. Don't stop at one antivirus software, to take in consideration the various means of software attack:
“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.”
The company recommends that its users take several anti-malware software into consideration:
- Intego VirusBarrier X5, available from the Apple Online Store
- Symantec Norton Anti-Virus 11 for Macintosh, available from the Apple Online Store
- McAfee VirusScan for Mac
Interesting enough, all the recommended software are priced offers. Doesn't Apple know any antivirus software that comes with a free version?