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  1. #1

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    Aug 01, 2012
    Security for imac
    Please can someone tell me what I need to do to download security updates against malware? I used to use 3rd party SW but I gather Apple now do their own? Does Apple charge for this? They used to provide OS updates free years ago but charge now This has probably been deal with before, if so does anyone have a link?


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    chscag's Avatar
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    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    Apple security updates are included with updates to OS X and other applications such as Java. There are no special separate updates to download to protect against malware.

    You can choose to run AV software if you like and if you decide to do so, we recommend the free open source clamXav 2.0.

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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11
    And updates are not charged for. For instance you can update OS X.6 Snow Leopard to OS X.6.8. To upgrade to a newer operating system such as OS X.7 Lion or OS X.8 Mountain Lion, then charges apply. Same as when going from XP to Vista or Windows 7.
    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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    Member Since
    Aug 01, 2012
    Thanks peeps! :-)

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