Apple Removes Antivirus Support Page

A support page on Apple's Web site recommending users purchase antivirus software for their Macs received a lot of attention over the past couple of days, but on Tuesday Apple removed the page from its Web site.

"We have removed the KnowledgeBase article because it was old and inaccurate," Apple spokesman Bill Evans, told Macworld. "The Mac is designed with built-in technologies that provide protection against malicious software and security threats right out of the box."

The Web page seemed to go against Apple's newest ad campaigns that suggested only the PC needs antivirus software. Even though the page has been removed, Apple did not telling customers to absolutely not protect themselves.

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

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