Does a Mac need antivirus software?

Episode 1011 (1:48:24)

Julie from Carson, CA
iMac

Julie recently got her first iMac and wants to know if she should get Eset's Cyber Security software. Leo says that Macs are far safer than PCs because they are active in blocking malware as it happens. Also, their smaller market share means Mac users aren't as much of a target. Leo says the greater threat is her behavior. No antivirus program can protect her from herself if she allows it to get through. Having said that, keeping her software up to date is always key to keeping her system secure. Especially third party software. She is always the first and last line of defense.

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