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    Member Since
    Jul 17, 2012
    21.5" iMac 3.1 GHz Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, NIVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 512 MB, iPhone 5 16GB
    New iMac, anti virus?
    Hey guys, I have had my new iMac for almost 3 weeks now and absolutely love it!

    I was just wondering if it is worth getting an anti-virus for it (even it is a free one from the app store) or not and what your own personally opinions are?


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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    Please read through our Sticky post regarding AV software and firewall usage:


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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB PCI-e storgae StOS X.13.3
    As the article suggests if you fell you must, go with ClamXAV. Not many here use AV software and personally used none since the implementation of OS X over ten years ago now. There are no Mac OS X viruses.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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