Do you use any antivirus/security software on your Mac?

Following this news: Silver Sparrow - new malware found on 30k Macs has security pros stumped just wondered if any of you Mac users use any security software?

I have the Apple firewall switched on (oddly, it does not come switched on as default!) I use FileVault (to encrypt HD contents) and I use LittleSnitch… what about you?

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Nope. I’m not taking unnecessary risks in general but have also made peace with the fact that installing one of the million possible dev tools is a constant risk that I can’t mitigate.

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I used Malwarebytes in past, but now I’m not using any antivirus on my Mac. Since my main development machine is one with Ubuntu which also have Windows 10 which I occasionally need, and I use Mac sparingly, and install only XCode, Visual Studio Code and couple of more tools, so I think it’s safe to use it without an antivirus.
Currently I’m using a late 2013 MacBook pro, and may buy a new MacBook Pro if Apple releases a 16 inch one with Apple silicon (M1/M2/Mx). That may become my main development machine and in that case I’ll be using an antivirus on it.

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I have used Avast antivirus in the past, but I switched back to Linux from Mac.

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I don’t use any antivirus, partly because I didn’t even know there was one!

I’m usually really skeptical about antiviruses because they’re usually the virus—unwanted ads and computer slowdowns :sweat_smile:

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I am using the Bitdefender.

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