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    what's the best FREE antivirus program for mac?
    what's the best FREE antivirus program for my macbook? Also please include your thoughts on whether it is needed. Can't trojans/spyware exist on a mac? Would a firewall be a better idea? thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by numbthumbs0 View Post
    what's the best FREE antivirus program for mac? Also please include your thoughts on whether it is needed. Can't trojans/spyware exist on a mac? Would a firewall be a better idea? thanks
    The best free antivirus program for a Mac is no virus program...you don't need one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by numbthumbs0 View Post
    what's the best FREE antivirus program for my macbook? Also please include your thoughts on whether it is needed. Can't trojans/spyware exist on a mac? Would a firewall be a better idea? thanks
    Since Pigoo3 took the words right out of my mouth again, I'll answer the rest in a little more detail.
    Infact, I'll quote from another thread on this matter.

    "There aren't any viruses for the Mac. None.

    A couple of semi-harmless Trojans exist out there, but you aren't going to get them because you're not stupid. So no worries. You're on a Mac now. Things are different. You're safe.

    1. Don't pirate software.
    2. Don't install "video codecs" that promise you the ability to view porn.
    3. Don't reply to Nigerians telling you they want to send you money.
    4. Don't click on suspicious URLs in emails (phishing)"

    By Chas m in thread http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/swi...e-arrives.html

    That's pretty much it.

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    But to answer your actual question...

    There's really only one free AV program for the Mac

    ClamXav

    But...

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