Do I need anti-virus for OS X?
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Do I need anti-virus for OS X?

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2016 Jul 18 ID: 8363

Yes, you do. Why?

More than
700 000
Apple computers
were infected by
the Flashback/Flashfake Trojan
in April 2012.

The number of malicious programs for computers increases daily. There are not so many viruses designed specifically for Macs so far, but you still need to protect your Mac for a number of reasons:

- Macs can host Windows viruses, which may cause infection of windows machines in your network.
- Viruses are not the only digital threat, as you also need to maintain your privacy online and protect your computer from phishing, hackers, password or other personal data theft, spy software, blockers and all the other Internet dangers.
- The first ransomware for Mac was recently discovered, which can only mean that more ransomware for Mac is coming soon.
- Apple is growing more and more popular and widespread, becoming an important target for digital malefactors.

To protect your computer with Kaspersky Security 16 for Mac:

  1. Download and install Kaspersky Security 16 for Mac.
  2. Activate Kaspersky Security 16 for Mac. If you have activation code, activate a commercial version of the application. If you do not have an activation code, activate a trial version. After it expires, you can buy an activation code in online store or from our partners.
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