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I have a laptop with OS X 10.6.8, and it needs anti-virus. I went to the App Store, but everything wants 10.7 and later. I need a software recommendation.

  • One question per question is best. 10.6.8 app store exists to get you to 10.7 from what I can tell... – bmike Feb 1 '16 at 23:23
  • OS X doesn't really need any antivirus, but you are running a very old version in 10.6. I'd just update to 10.11 "El Capitan" if I could and if not just download Avast for Mac. – RedEagle2000 Feb 2 '16 at 1:25
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    I cant update, due to hardware incompatibility. – j0h Feb 2 '16 at 2:14
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One known Antivirus app still running on Mac OS X 10.6.8 is Avast Antivirus 2015 for Mac. Download link (almost direct link Avast).

  • seriously. ...! – j0h Feb 2 '16 at 0:09
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    Be careful using that link, as there are fake "Download Now" buttons that can trick the user into downloading other software. – RedEagle2000 Feb 2 '16 at 1:23
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I don't think you NEED an antivirus (In 25 years I have never used one and never had a virus). I do have the free ClamXav which I use to scan external disks before mounting on my Mac.

  • I’m happy for you, but your situation does not reflect my experience. – j0h Feb 2 '16 at 14:42
  • Agreed. Most Mac users who blindly think they never get malware are unfortunately misguided. Not as bad as Windows, but yes, it DOES happen – Bachalo Nov 19 '16 at 21:48

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