A page on Apple’s Web site recommending users purchase antivirus software for their Macs has been removed after attracting considerable attention.
"We have removed the KnowledgeBase article because it was old and inaccurate," Apple spokesman Bill Evans, told ComputerWorldUk's sister title 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 tell 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.
The original message linked to products from Intego, Symantec and McAfee available on the Apple store.