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Apple recommends users get antivirus protection software

Apple has reversed their earlier statement from ‘computer users don’t need anti-virus protection’ to users should have multiple anti-virus software to protect your mac computer from online attacks.

“Apple encourages the widespread use of multiple anti-virus utilities so that virus programmers have more than one application to circumvent, thus making the whole virus writing process more difficult,” a support topic on Apple’s website stated.

What’s funny about this revelation from Apple is that the company has been preaching that their software is immune from attacks, which makes them the safest OS on the market. The company even produces ads that fire-bombing Windows because of how vulnerable the OS is to attacks from anti-virus.

But the real reason why Apple is changing course is because Macs have a low market share compare to Windows. This is changing and since Macs are a growing market, virus writers will go after Macs because users don’t have protection from virus attacks.

This is nothing to worry about. The only people who would benefit from this announcement is Microsoft as they finally has something to attack Apple on: venerable to virus attacks.

UPDATE: The support article has been removed from the Apple web site.