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How To Prevent Malware on Lion & Snow Leopard Macs

The myth that Macs are immune to viruses was put to rest once and for all by Flashback, a malware program that infected hundreds of thousands of Macs. As a result of that attack, Apple was forced to respond with a removal tool. Don't wait for the next big Mac breach--there are five simple things you can do now to keep your Mac safe from infection. Here they are.
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Use third-party security software: Sophos

Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition offers scanning, scheduling, and quarantine features similar to ClamXav's and it's easier to use. The highlights:

  • Has a clean, intuitive interface.
  • Works with OS X 10.4 through 10.7.
  • Updates virus definitions almost every day.

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