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Originally Posted by zyepod View Post
This has been an interesting read as I'm running Sophos because of Flashback and am now seriously thinking I've been wasting resources in doing so.
I believe that it's reasonable to keep AV software installed to run periodically as a "second opinion". Apple provides a good line of defense with the built-in XProtect, but it's not infallible. Actively scanning for threats is probably overkill... just run it once in a while to scan the drive.


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