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#1 Masonw123

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 06:36 AM

Hello I was wondering i need virus protection for my mac system

 here is my system

 

Model Name: iMac

  Model Identifier: iMac16,2

  Processor Name: Intel Core i5

  Processor Speed: 3.1 GHz

  Number of Processors: 1

  Total Number of Cores: 4

  L2 Cache (per Core): 256 KB

  L3 Cache: 4 MB

  Memory: 16 GB

  Boot ROM Version: IM162.0207.B20

  SMC Version (system): 2.32f20

  Serial Number (system): D25R40RQGG7F

  Hardware UUID: A6E5B9D3-F53E-51F8-B6AC-42F37E7A15E6

 



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#2 sflatechguy

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 12:22 PM

Macs tend not to need AV software -- not because they can't be infected, but because Windows is the prevalent OS and so hackers tend to target it. However, with the iPhone becoming the standard for cell phones, that's bound to change.

 

Your Mac is only a few years old, and I assume it's running Sierra? If you are concerned about viruses and trojans, http://www.macworld.co.uk/feature/mac-software/best-mac-antivirus-2017-3637103/



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Posted 03 October 2017 - 08:10 AM

thanks for advice I bought ESET cyber security pro



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Posted 15 October 2017 - 11:20 AM

Thanks for that advice. I am just getting into Apple and have wondered about AV also. I will be getting mac 1st gen desktop and am sure I will have a few questions. Thanks 



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Posted 19 October 2017 - 06:05 PM

Macs tend not to need AV software -- not because they can't be infected, but because Windows is the prevalent OS and so hackers tend to target it. However, with the iPhone becoming the standard for cell phones, that's bound to change.

 

Your Mac is only a few years old, and I assume it's running Sierra? If you are concerned about viruses and trojans, http://www.macworld.co.uk/feature/mac-software/best-mac-antivirus-2017-3637103/

Yes, it's Sierra. we have the same specs. Thanks for sharing that info. I was also wondering about that. 






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