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Should I be using something like Scanguard with my i-mac?

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Should I be using something like Scanguard with my i-mac?
JA: How much experience do you have with this particular machine?
Customer: I've had it for 9 years, but do not consider myself very proficient. I'm 81 years old.
JA: Have you installed any updates recently?
Customer: no
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: My best friend took off some programs, I don't remember their names,
JA: Anything else you want the Mac expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: but they were supposed to protect me from vireuses, male ware, etc.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Bryan replied 8 months ago.

Hi and thank you for your question.

Please do NOT install Scanguard - it's not a legit security program, but malware. If you are getting any popups/alerts about the same, close them out as well. Instead, you may use a FREE, reputed security program, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, which you may download using the following link:

Click "Download", and then download and install this program following the on-screen prompts. Done that, you may just run a scan every once in a month or so to keep your Mac free from any security threats.

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