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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 Blade Drive, OS X.13.4
    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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