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Malware/virus scan for older Mac OS?
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Apr 28, 2020, 10:52 AM
Is there still something out there that can scan a Mac running 10.9 for malware/viruses? Malwarebites will only install down to 10.10. I see some online scanner, but, obviously, I'm not sure if they're legit.

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Apr 28, 2020, 12:16 PM
Other than fake Flash installers, is there anything out there known to be targeting / affecting old OS X versions ?

AFAIK, there are no real viruses.
Just don’t install stuff from dubious sources, and you should be fine.

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Apr 28, 2020, 03:24 PM
ClamXAV - current v3 supports 10.9 and later according to macupdate, 10.10 and later according to dev site.
ClamXAV v2 still available on their download page, 10.6.8 - 10.9.5
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