[NOTE: The listmoms may want to pin this post as it is a question that comes up regularly. I thought that it was already pinned, but I can't find it.]I am relatively new to mac and have used spybot on my Dell. Is there a free alternative that works on a mac?
I pasted that as a sticky post some time ago. You didn't see it because it's listed under a different title. Check out the first sticky post here in Security Awareness, your reply is included.
I believe because malware can be attached to text messages and email from your contacts. Anyway, what harm is there in letting it have access?I said NO. not sure why it would need access to contacts to find malware?
I've been using it for years, and have recommended it to many thousands of Macintosh users. No one has ever reported it doing even the slightest untoward thing.never heard of DetectX... just installed and ran it. it wanted access to my contacts? I said NO. not sure why it would need access to contacts to find malware? you would think it needs access to a library or system folder or my documents folder, not contacts to work?