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    Jul 26, 2013
    Mac Anti-Malware scans
    hey guys

    i heard mac has a built in app for scanning for malware. i was wondering how i run a general scan

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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
    Just keep your copy of OS X up to date with the latest downloads from Apple which include security updates. Use the built in software update. You don't need any special scanning software.

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    Jan 22, 2010
    Victoria, BC
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    The OP is referring to XProtect, which is not part of the updates you see in software update. Apple updates it silently and no user interaction is possible or needed. You hold up your end of the bargain and stay away from dodgy sites, it will hold up its end of the bargain and disable the malware.

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