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The answer is Yes
Despite touting the security features of Mac OS X, the operating system for Macs, Apple actually encourages Mac users to run virus and security software. Many of you are probably thinking, no way. You'll find Apple's subtle endorsement on the Viruses page of the Get a Mac area of the Apple web site. The following statement is made by Apple on that page:
"A Mac running with factory settings will protect you from viruses much better than a PC, but it’s never a bad idea to run extra virus and security software."
So there you have it. Apple actually endorses the use of antivirus and security software on Macs.
Is it needed?
So does this mean that Mac users need to go out and buy antivirus and security software? No, as there are no known viruses that can infect today's Macs. I suppose the decision on whether to use them rest solely on the user. If you are running Windows on your Mac (boot camp or virtualized), you'll surely want to install security software on Windows to protect Windows.
Apple sells the following Mac antivirus and security software from Intego at the Apple Store: