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Apple tells Mac users to install anti-virus

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apple_imac.jpgIf you
are an Apple fanboy there has always been a sort of smugness when
watching Windows users grapple with yet another virus infection on
their computers. Well it looks like that smug grin can come off, Apple
is telling users to install anti-virus software on the beloved
reassuringly expensive computers.

According to a message on Apple’s Knowledge Base, users will need to install anti-virus utilities "so that virus programmers have more than one application to circumvent,
thus making the whole virus writing process more difficult."

It recommends using either Intego VirusBarrier X5, McAfee VirusScan for Mac or Symantec Norton Anti-Virus 11 for Macintosh.

Of course, these require you to spend money. Alternatively you could install ClamXav, which is free.

And there we were thinking OS X was a secure operating system.