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How to improve Mac security

Keir Thomas | June 28, 2013
Mac OS X is inherently secure, but there are a handful of steps you can take to tighten things even further.

Antivirus
Whether Macs need an antivirus is still open to debate, but increasing numbers of Mac owners feel the need to install one — so much so that in 2011 one of the biggest Mac malware infections was via a fake antivirus app called MacDefender.

Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition offers always-on virus protection for free, meaning that the app sits in the background and immediately alerts you should an infection take place.

Alternatively, iAntivirus by Norton, ClamXav and Bitdefender all provide on-demand scanning for zero cost, meaning you can run them whenever you feel it's necessary to check for virus infections.

 

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