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    AVG Anti Virus
    Are there any do's or dont's to installing AVG Free Anti Virus software for Mac?

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    Don't install it, it's likely you don't need it.

    The only reason you'd need anti-virus is if your checking email before forwarding it on to Windows users.
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

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    Many thanks.

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    There really is not a need for it. If you feel the need to install it i would use sophos but it isnt necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitjetta View Post
    There really is not a need for it. If you feel the need to install it i would use sophos but it isnt necessary.
    I'd counter the Sophos recommendation and agree with you that there's no need for an anti-virus software, but if one is ABSOLUTELY needed, then I'd recommend ClamXav which is free and can be run on-demand as opposed to something that's constantly running and taking up resources for no reason..
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    Give them both a miss and follow Ashwin's advice if you fell insecure about AV software,
    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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    The yes/no MAC AV debate continues in the comment section following the article.

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    I agree, it's not really necessary but if you want to install AVG then do so

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    Nothing new there. Stick with either ClamXAV or none like most senior Mac users do. And repeat give AVG a big miss.
    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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