Apple Kills Antivirus Support Article


Apple's recently added support Web page advising Mac OS X users to install antivirus software quietly disappeared. Instead of an article touting the importance of antivirus software, site visitors now simply see a warning that the page can't be found.

The now missing article advised Mac owners to use "multiple antivirus utilities so that virus programmers have more than one application to circumvent, thus making the whole virus writing process more difficult."

Apple's antivirus KB article is MIA

The support article went on to recommended Intego VirusBarrier X5, Symantec Norton Anti-Virus 11 for Macintosh, and McAfee VirusScan for Mac.

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

Apple's antivirus support article had been last updated on November 21, 2008. There is no word yet on whether Apple plans to release an updated Knowledge Base article on antivirus protection.