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Any advice on the need for antivirus protection (Original Post) Mme. Defarge Apr 2024 OP
Apple devices are just as vulnerable as Windows Abnredleg Apr 2024 #1
Browsers have gotten much better Shermann Apr 2024 #2
Endorse Bitdefender! Wuddles440 Apr 2024 #5
Keep your OS updated. RandySF Apr 2024 #3
I downloaded MalwareBytes but have not run a virus scanner recently. No strange behavior seen. usonian Apr 2024 #4
Very helpful! Mme. Defarge Apr 2024 #6

Abnredleg

(690 posts)
1. Apple devices are just as vulnerable as Windows
Sun Apr 7, 2024, 06:00 PM
Apr 2024

Years ago most viruses were written for Windows but those days are long gone. Google “antivirus for Apple” and pick one. I really like BitDefender.

Shermann

(7,778 posts)
2. Browsers have gotten much better
Sun Apr 7, 2024, 06:06 PM
Apr 2024

Much of the malware of yesteryear got in through the various browsers of the time. Choose your browser wisely.

usonian

(11,272 posts)
4. I downloaded MalwareBytes but have not run a virus scanner recently. No strange behavior seen.
Sun Apr 7, 2024, 06:32 PM
Apr 2024

Here are free scanners (all with premium features for $$ )
https://www.safetydetectives.com/blog/best-really-free-antivirus-for-mac/

No advice on ios.

TBH, the most common freakish behavior I've seen is the "your device is infected ... please call and send money" one where a script gets your browser in a tight loop, looking like all hell, but that's just a trick to panic you. Kill the browser and delete the page if it pops back, before it goes off again.

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