Well I suppose it really depends on you and exactly what you do, or maybe it really doesn’t? Are you the kind of person who constantly and wildly installs and runs random programs they come across? Or are you the kind of person to come across an application and do a quick google search first?
Hard-core and constant Mac users sometimes claim that malware scanners offer a lot more potential harm than they do good, especially considering the massive lack of malware apps for OS X. However, this statement contradicts those who may not have the ability to avoid all potential avenues of attack and infection on their systems.
Sandboxing is another premium security feature on your Mac. It forces the apps you’ve downloaded to play in its own personal sandbox by isolating access from other apps and sandboxes. So even if the app is malicious and tries to escape its own sandbox , it can’t because it’s restricted. This statement is yet again contradicted by those who feel more harm is done then good due to unwanted files, bugs, lack of support and other problems.
Here is a list of 12 Antivirus Apps for the Mac.
I feel undecided on this topic… Should you install Antivirus/Antimalware software on your Mac?