1 in 5 Macs are infected!

In a recent report from Sophos, they suggest that up to 1 in 5 Macs are infected with some form of Windows based malware and 1 in 36 are running Mac specific viruses, malware or exploits.

According to a recent snapshot taken from 100,000 Mac computers running Sophos’ free anti-virus software, over 20% of Macs ran a Windows-specific form of malware, but only 2.7% of machines contained Mac OS X malware.

I don’t care about the old adage that Mac’s don’t get viruses, it is foolish not to run AV on a machine. I personally run Sophos on my iMac and wouldn’t have it any other way.


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