Do I need an antivirus for my Mac?

Episode 1666 (58:16)

Theresa from Signal Hill, CA
MacBook Air

Theresa is a serious amateur photographer and she wants to know what antivirus she needs with a Mac. Leo says you don't really need one. Apple does some great work in the background to prevent getting a virus. Plus, Mac isn't really that prevalent to attract viruses, and the macOS is very secure. Your best line of defense is your online behavior. Here are a few things to follow:

1. Keep your system up to date

2. Don't click on links in email or open attachments.

3. Only get your software from original vendors.

4. Use a password vault like LastPass

5. Avoid sketchy sites online

6. Backup your data constantly. Employ a 3-2-1 backup strategy. Three backups, two different mediums, one off-site. Leo likes iDrive.