Apple Pulls Anti-Virus Advice Due To Bad PR?

According to Computerworld, Apple yanked a “controversial” support document from its website Tuesday, after it began a heated debate among the Apple faithful. What was the controversial advice? Apple suggested its users run anti-virus software.

Computerworld says that some saw the document as a change of heart for Apple, which enjoys poking fun at Windows users for having to worry about viruses. Apple says that they pulled the document because it was outdated.

“We have removed the KnowledgeBase article because it was old and inaccurate,” Apple spokesman Bill Evans said in an e-mail Wednesday.

“The Mac is designed with built-in technologies that provide protection against malicious software and security threats right out of the box,” he went on. “However, since no system can be 100% immune from every threat, running antivirus software may offer additional protection.”

Apple yanks antivirus advice from its Web site [Computerworld]
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