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andi*pandi
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Nov 5, 2022, 03:49 PM
 
Does anyone still use them? My experience is they are annoying McAfee seemed like a virus itself. Scanning can take a long time and effectively disable the computer.

So I haven't used one in a long time.

This article https://www.pcmag.com/picks/the-best...rus-protection recommends BitDefender. Any experience?
     
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Nov 5, 2022, 11:30 PM
 
I use Malwarebytes and Avast, both in free mode.

Malwarebytes mostly because it will warn (and stop) an app doing lots of file locks or deletes. ie - malware encrypting files, followed by a hostage payment offer.
Avast to detect viruses - though it has yet to find any after several years. Mostly it annoys me periodically with paid upgrade offers. Or vaguely sinister warnings about 'security threats' like unemptied trash.
     
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Nov 10, 2022, 02:49 PM
 
Will check out. Does the latest Monterey OS security features do much to prevent viruses?
     
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Nov 10, 2022, 05:01 PM
 
I also use Malwarebytes. I have some iMacs running AVG free but I don't think I've ever found a virus on them that wasn't a Windows virus. And these are ones still running High Sierra.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
   
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