Many people believe that MacOS computers are safe and that it’s not worth putting money into antivirus software for your Mac. But cybercriminals are reference relentless in their attacks and have created sophisticated malware specifically designed to attack Apple machines. It’s essential to install a high-quality antivirus software to keep your Mac safe. You can easily find a high-rated program at a reasonable cost.
AVG Antivirus Free provides basic protection without breaking the bank. It updates itself automatically to ensure you always have the most up-to-date protection against malware, viruses, and spyware. It also scans your files and applications to ensure that nothing has been slipped into your system.
Bitdefender Antivirus is another good alternative that doesn’t cost the budget. It has excellent malware detection rates, and comes with a range of other security features like ransomware protection as well as parental controls, camera and microphone blocking, and security against phishing. You can either get the standalone version of this Mac antivirus, or add it on to the company’s security suite which offers protection for Android phones and Windows PCs.
Intego has been protecting Macs for a number of years and is well-versed in Apple’s operating systems. Its macOS security suite is well-respected by independent testing labs and its X9 product is highly effective in the detection of everything from browser hacking scripts to malware. Norton 360 is another solid option with solid results in tests, and its Mac security suite is part of a bigger security package that protects all your devices (up to 10). Furthermore, Malwarebytes has a great reputation for its real-time protection, which is very lightweight on system resources.