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I have a Macbook Pro. After a 'Macguard' scan I was told my Macbook is infected. What viral software should I use to protect my Macbook?
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MacGuard is a trojan. It is trying to fool you into entering your card details. There is no infection, other than MacGuard.

boot into safe mode, (hold shift at start up) and delete "MacGuard" from startup items (system preferences - accounts) and from your applications folder.

you dont need AV software. you just need to look after your password and be careful about what you are entering it for.

I only hope you didn't pay for it.

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Many member ask the question about viruses and malware on the Mac and in addition to using the search function at the top of the forum, you'll find almost all your answers here:

Official Antivirus, Malware, and Firewall FAQ

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I've moved your post to a more proper forum; please be sure to check the forum descriptions to find the best place to post.

By posting in the right forum you help people not only find your question faster, but it helps others looking for the same information in the future.

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