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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.
I know that I've been pretty "anti-AV software" in this thread. But this is probably a situation/logic I personally would be comfortable with. Installing an AV app for periodic scanning (2nd opinion)…but not having it active 100% of the time.

If we REALLY had virus's to be concerned about…then a 100% of the time AV scanner would be more appropriate.

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