I have been using my Macbook Pro for nearly a year now. I have been using it as my main computer for a while as well. I was wondering what a good program for Virus protection and Malware or Spyware protection for the Mac platform would be. I realize that the Mac doesn't have too much of a problem with Virus, as compared to Windows. But I was wondering either way, do I need to have someone like Malware bites or Virus protection for the computer? I have never ran ( that I know of ) a virus protection software on it.
I've been using Mac all my life and have never encountered a virus of any kind. I know everyone keeps saying that the big Mac virus attack is right around the corner but they've been saying that for the last 5-6 years now. I wouldn't bother with any kind of virus protection if I was you :)
EDIT: Now is probably a good time to knock on wood.
@Vetterli: Fair enough, but here is a link to a free antivirus as well as info on the current state of malware for macs.
Use Xprotect from Apple. Also, Sophos is good for Mac. You make the choice.
@Vetterli: To be fair, frequency has been increasing. Just earlier this year there was a largely unnoticed virus that targeted OSX. It was pretty big in the news...
Don't visit porn sites you don't trust. Problem solved!