MacBook Pro OS 10.6.8 current on software updates
Currently using Firefox 35.0.1 w/ WOT, BetterPrivacy & NoScript
I've been disconnected from the internet since 2012 - have just reconnected. Bought my first mac in Aug 2010 after years of trying to get Windows to work. I haven't done much w/ the computer since 2012 - so I've forgotten a lot of how to's.
I hadn't installed any antivirus between 2010-2012. I've been reading recent posts and it seems like there might be more threats to macs now than previously. My sister who has Win XP and a new Win 8.1 and I are currently having to share the occasional Word doc and I don't want to infect her computers. Both of her computers have antivirus programs installed [and currently driving her crazy].
I would appreciate some opinions as to whether I should install something like ClamXav or if a paid AV might offer more security.
Also - I have have used Firefox for years so I have never tried to use Safari. But every time they improve Firefox they change it and move things around so I can't find them. Plus I have to keep updating the security extensions. Would it be better security-wise to use Safari?