Apple now recommends “Anti-Virus” software for Mac

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Well, we all knew it was going to happen sometime…

Apple, after years and years of jabbing Microsoft about the need for virus protection, has very quietly posted an article in their knowledge base, suggesting that it might be a good idea to have anti-virus software on your Mac.

Apple currently recommends Intego’s VirusBarrier X5, McAfee’s VirusScan for Mac, and Symantec’s Norton Anti-Virus 11.

While Apple may be changing its stance on this issue, there has yet to be a major virus attack on the Mac platform. Many people look at this as simply a sign that the Mac OS is becoming more important, and in wider use. Thus, making it a target, where it previously was not.

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Kokou Adzo is a stalwart in the tech journalism community, has been chronicling the ever-evolving world of Apple products and innovations for over a decade. As a Senior Author at Apple Gazette, Kokou combines a deep passion for technology with an innate ability to translate complex tech jargon into relatable insights for everyday users.

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