Recently, I read a Cybertrust "Hype or Hot" recommendation, about recent Mac OS X malware. It said, in part, "To date, there are no known cases of Mac OS X users suffering significant data loss due to a virus. However, there have been at least three separate outbreaks of data loss due to OS X users running antivirus software. In light of this, Cybertrust recommends against the use of antivirus software for most Mac users until further notice."
Good enough for me. Off it came.
|Full disclosure: I am working on a contract for Cybertrust, directing their Risk Intel Team. The Mac security recommendations I get from them are a side benefit.|
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