Some people choose Apples so they “won’t get a virus.” This does have some validity to it, but Mac OS X is an operating system just like Windows and does have vulnerabilities as such. The difference is that because Apple isn’t as popular as Windows, most illicit “hackers” can’t justify the labor involved in making viruses for Apple since it won’t gain them the same exposure.
But that’s slowly changing. Even if you own a Mac, should be looking for an antivirus program for it so you can avoid a headache in the future. We’ll be covering how to pick an antivirus program in another article, so stay tuned.