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Apple Removes Antivirus Support Note

The November-dated post caused quite a ruckus and it seems Apple has removed the out of date posting from the support pages. The post on Apple Support recommended that users use not just one antivirus scanner to help protect against malware, but “multiple.” The full post was pretty light on details as to why Apple would suddenly advise users to invest in Norton, McAfee or Intego. Well, now we know why.

Spokesapple, Bill Evans, told CNet that the company removed the article because it was "old and inaccurate."

"The Mac is designed with built-in technologies that provide protection against malicious software and security threats right out of the box," Evans said. "However, since no system can be 100 percent immune from every threat, running antivirus software may offer additional protection," he added.

So there you have it. Run it or don’t run it, we’re not even sure what Apple said anymore. “Old and inaccurrate” posts advising you to use software that “may offer additional protection.” Sigh, whatever.