Apple encourages the widespread use of multiple antivirus utilities so that virus programmers have more than one application to circumvent, thus making the whole virus writing process more difficult.
"Apple is realizing that malware these days is targeting data, and valuable data exists just as much on an OS platform that is a Mac as it does on an OS platform that is Windows."More malware is focused on gathering financial information, as we know. No matter what the OS, using an antivirus program, or at least heeding the normal warnings of avoiding opening unknown email attachments and being careful about phishing, is a necessary precaution.
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