Some antivirus programs were found to have critical vulnerabilities and can be easily exploited. Do you recommend a novice user install an antivirus program?
There’s a misconception going around that Mac computers do not receive viruses, but that’s actually quite the contrary. It’s better to be safe than sorry, and you really have nothing to lose by peforming a daily or weekly scan of your computer. Here are 5 free antivirus applications to get you started.