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    Hey Guys,

    Looking for anti virus for my Macbook pro, I would appreciate if you can recommend a free one, otherwise if you think commercial ones will do better job pls let me know.

    Thanks,

    Speedo

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    Best Free Anti Virus for Mac
    chscag's Avatar
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    Jan 23, 2008
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    Your Mac's Specs
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 7+, iPhone 8, Numerous iPods, Mojave
    DetectX Swift.app is all you need. You can read up on it and download it from here.

    There are no active or live viruses in the wild that can infect a Mac, however, there is Malware. Which is why we recommend DetectX Swift.

    However, if your school or job requires you to have an AV app installed, let us know and we will recommend one that is not resource intrusive.

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    Best Free Anti Virus for Mac

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    Nov 28, 2007
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    Your Mac's Specs
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB Blade, OSX 14.4 Mojave,
    None will do a 'good' job as there are no Mac OS X viruses and Windows viruses cannot execute on the Unix system.

    As suggested Malware control via DetectX Swift, a good strong WPA2 security and password and safe browsing techniques such as no porn sites etc.
    Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Thanks a lot, I got detectX up and running

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    Aug 23, 2014
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    New Jersey
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    Your Mac's Specs
    MBPr 15in. 2018, 2.9GHz i9, 32 GB
    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    DetectX Swift.app is all you need. You can read up on it and download it from here.

    There are no active or live viruses in the wild that can infect a Mac, however, there is Malware. Which is why we recommend DetectX Swift.

    However, if your school or job requires you to have an AV app installed, let us know and we will recommend one that is not resource intrusive.
    So this would be a better option, for a MBP, than the free versions of avast & malwarebytes?

    (Asking for "a friend" )

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    Best Free Anti Virus for Mac

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    Your Mac's Specs
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB Blade, OSX 14.4 Mojave,
    In one word ~ yes!
    Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Best Free Anti Virus for Mac
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    Aug 23, 2014
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    New Jersey
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    Your Mac's Specs
    MBPr 15in. 2018, 2.9GHz i9, 32 GB
    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    In one word ~ yes!

    "My friend" thanks you!

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    Sep 24, 2007
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    New England
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    Your Mac's Specs
    27" iMac Retina 5K/3.4GHz Core i5/256GB SSD/40GB DDR4/Logitech MX Master 2S/
    So what about for an iMac? Maleware Bytes or DetectX Swift or regular?
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    Jun 12, 2011
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    Melbourne, Australia and Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
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    Your Mac's Specs
    MacBook Pro Retina 13" macOSX 10.13.3 beta
    Same answer really. The aforementioned apps will all work perfectly well on any Mac computer running recent to current operating systems.
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