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Do You Really Need to Run Antivirus or App Cleaner Utilities on Your Mac?

I’ve long advised that no anti-virus should ever be run on a Mac, and to strictly avoid “cleaner” apps.

Do You Really Need to Run Antivirus or App Cleaner Utilities on Your Mac?

2024-01-02, by Tim Standing

... best antivirus tactic on macOS is to install macOS software updates and security updates as soon as they are released by Apple.

...For 100% of these users, their problem was caused by having an anti-virus or app cleaner utility installed...

...

MPG: Tim might be a little constrained in condeming such products, so let me state it clearly: anti-virus for Mac is garbage sure to cause problems, and “cleaner” apps are themselves barely one step short of malware.

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