Join Nick Brazzi for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with virus scanners, part of Speeding Up and Maintaining Your Mac.
- Talking about virus scanners on a Mac is a sticky topic.…Some people might tell you that virus scanners…are completely unnecessary on a Mac,…because viruses are very rare.…But others will say that failing to protect yourself…is too risky, because there are possible…virus exploits out there, and more may surface over time.…Also, most virus protection applications…offer other features, including network security.…But you should be aware that every application…you run on your computer has the potential to slow it down.…
And virus scanners can be pretty demanding.…So running a virus scanning application,…particularly one that does deep hard drive scans…while you're running other programs,…can make your computer run noticeably slower.…Virus scanners, by their nature, are very taxing…on your hard drive speed, and sometimes on RAM as well.…The point is that running a virus protection application…will likely make your computer run slower.…Many users believe it's worth the price…to maintain the security of your Mac.…
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