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    Anti-Virus Software
    I'm trying to get some anti-virus software for my macbook pro that is reliable and free. If anyone knows anything, please let me know.

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    Anti-Virus Software
    Is there any free, reliable anti-virus software out there for a Mac? I'm almost certain that my MacBook Pro is infected with a keylogger and I'd like to get rid of it. Any help would be great, thanks.

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    You can look here and decide:

    Mac Antivirus Software Reviews: The best and worst of Macintosh Antivirus Software

    What makes you think that your MBP has picked up a key logger?

    Regards.

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    Any need for Antivirus
    It is commonly accepted that Macs do not really need an antivirus program due to the efficiency of their OS's security, however I do accept that considering the fact that some of us are using Windows on our macs and due to that, macs have become prone to viruses. There is also another added element agreed that with the increasing popularity of macs, there is a need for an antivirus.
    OK... my question is....
    1. If someone uses only Mac OS and Mac programs without any interaction of Windows(bootcamp) or Fusion, etc... on his/her machine, does he/she still need an antivirus program??
    2. If yes, which antivirus is there (other than Norton) that is not resource hungry and provides excellent coverage from viruses, malware, etc...

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    In short no. No doubt when, and if, a Mac OS X virus comes into being we will all hear the PC orientated press jubilantly trumpeting about it!

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    Is there such a thing as a virus that only attacks Macs?

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    There have been a few proof of concept.

    There has yet to be a single virus in the wild that affects OS X.

    There are a couple of Trojans out there, but you still have to enter your password to install them.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobtomay View Post
    There have been a few proof of concept.

    There has yet to be a single virus in the wild that affects OS X.

    There are a couple of Trojans out there, but you still have to enter your password to install them.
    I'm guessing the Unix platform still remains the best and the safest when it comes to trojans. As for viruses, if there are any wild ones for Unix (which is unlikely) they may have an effect on OS X too. \
    Well, that's the way I figure.

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