Free Mac Anti-Virus: We just can’t win..

Graham Cluley
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We’ve been delighted by how the Mac community has responded to our release last week of a free anti-virus for Mac home users.

I’m not sure if the powers-that-be are allowing me yet to tell you precisely how many downloads it’s had in the last week and a half, but let’s just say “hundreds of thousands”.

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We’ve had many many users telling us about the malware they’ve found since installing the program – and yes, not just Windows viruses and Trojans, but malware written specifically for Mac OS X too.

Not only have the download figures been astronomical, but it’s also received some great reviews. Clearly there are folks out there who like the idea of running an anti-virus on their Mac! Especially if it’s free!


Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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