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Do you need Anti-Virus/Anti-Ware software on a Mac?


iMore Question

I'm considering purchasing my first Mac (a MacBook Pro) and wondered if it would be worth downloading some sort of security software for it.

I know Mac's are extremely secure but I download quite a lot and wondered if it would be worth getting some software to make sure nothing damages it.

Anyone's thoughts or insights would be great thanks!


Ambassador Team Leader, Senior Moderator
Jan 8, 2012
Maybe. Maybe not. It depends on your computing habits.