Apple tells Mac users to run Anti-Virus
Can’t believe when I first read this but it looks like Apple has been telling its Mac users to install multiple anti-virus software for some time now.
There are 3 commercial anti-virus softwares that are made for Macs as well as the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Intego VirusBarrier X5
Mac OS X 10.4 or higher
Also scans iPhone and iPod Touch for malware
Norton AntiVirus 11.0 for Mac
McAfee VirusScan for Mac 8.6 (McAfee Virex 7.7 for Macintosh)
Apple has been selling some of these anti-virus on their online store for some time now so I wonder why they had this ad in the first place?
What’s more surprising was that Apple is actually recommending to its users that they should run multiple-antivirus software:
“Apple encourages the widespread use of multiple anti-virus utilities so that virus programmers have more than one application to circumvent, thus making the whole virus writing process more difficult.”
No wonder Apple had its recent ad banned in UK for misleading consumers.