I remember, I was trying to disable Spotlight. You have to disable SIP to do that.
Malware has never been a problem for me, especially on the Mac. During decades of computer use I have received only one virus. That was in Windows 7 while using the freeware version of Avast. I only got it because it came piggybacked on the 32 bit version of CCCleaner at File Hippo, a source that claimed it scanned the software it offered for download. I quit using that site, quit using that program, and moved to MajorGeeks for Windows downloads.
Security and privacy needs vary from person to person. Security is much more of a problem for large organizations, and certain ones, than for the majority of individuals. For the latter group, the “problem” of security has been vastly exaggerated and overdone, while the v. real problem of privacy worsens. We’ve reached dystopian sci-fi territory. Many companies have diminished their products and the experience of computers owners, making millions if not billions of dollars while engaged in activity that is dubious legally and ethically. Hence the frequent visits by executives to Congressional committees.
I know Adam wants us to avoid saying anything controversial. I don’t think what I’m saying is controversial. It’s been said by many industry observers and consumers for decades.
Having said that, I have bought the Take Control books about privacy and security and have followed their advice.