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Apple removes antivirus-related KB page

Robert Palmer

According to Macworld, Apple removed a Knowledge Base article about antivirus software compatible with Mac OS X.

The article received "a lot of attention" because it seemingly contradicted Apple's marketing messages about malware for Mac. Our own Michael Rose tried to take the kettle off the stove, noting that the article had been around for years before the Washington Post noticed it this week.

Macworld's Jim Dalrymple spoke with Apple spokesman Bill Evans, who said "We have removed the Knowledge Base article because it was old and inaccurate. The Mac is designed with built-in technologies that provide protection against malicious software and security threats right out of the box."

Even so, Evans admitted, "Since no system can be 100% immune from every threat, running anti-virus software may offer additional protection."

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