What are the best Antivirus Programs for Mac?

Even though most people think that Mac does not need any anti-viruses, believe us that indeed it does. Obviously, malware that targets iOS devices is not as common as these that go after Windows. Nevertheless, it is still at risk and it’s worth taking care of your data by protecting your mac with the right software. Malware is not the only threat to Mac computers. Available websites and unsecured Wi-Fi networks can also put you in danger. Some harmful infection can attack your computer unexpectedly and then, after losing the personal data, you will regret not taking a few minutes to install antivirus software.

To avoid such situation, take a look at the below article, select the most suitable antivirus and do not worry about different kinds of malware like trojans, adware, ransomware, spyware, and lots of other dangerous wares. Simply keep your computer safe!

If you are not using any protection program yet, it’s high time to install some antimalware program!
Below you will find some great antiviruses to keep your Mac shielded.

  1. Kaspersky
  2. Avast
  3. Malwarebytes

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Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac

We all meet Kaspersky in the past days. It is both well-known and well-graded name in the malware protection field. It has plenty of super features, such as protection against ransomware, parental control and the extremely outstanding tool, which is making online shopping and banking completely secure.

The only one minus, and actually it is not completely objective, is the interface. The display has been recently updated, yet it still can be more modern. On Kaspersky’s main screen you will find links to various sections like scans, update, privacy, safe money or parental controls. This disadvantage cannot overwhelm the cons of this antivirus, so it is truly worth buying.

Once you buy Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac, the installation is pretty easy. You just have to open the installer inside the downloaded .dmg disk image file. The application downloads the rest of the content itself and finishes the process. The whole installation takes up to 5 minutes.

That file application downloads the rest of the installation files and finishes the process. All steps included, it took us approximately 5 minutes to complete the process, which was par for the course among the eight Mac AV products we reviewed.

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Avast Free Mac Security

Avast Security is one of the most powerful antivirus software on the market for both Mac and PC. It is also a well-known one, and most probably all of us have heard about it.
It definitely is much more expensive than their rival competitors, like for example Norton Security. Thus, Avast company is trying to show that the provided product is worth the extra money.

The users that once bought Avast, stays with it forever as the user license is always extended and any complaints are to be found there. That indicates an important detail - Avast has become a product for its fans. They are the main recipients of this antivirus. Actually, that is exactly what Avast is about: fans of this product will pay a high price for having this program on their devices because they just love it. However, this is not a price for nothing. Avast is definitely a great product and will effectively protect your Mac. If no other program has lived up to expectations, there is a high probability that if you try Avast, you will join the broader group of its fans.

Avast works in the background and monitors files opened from the disk and downloaded when browsing the Internet. In addition, the program allows you to scan-on-demand a local drive and external media connected to your computer. The infected files will be automatically transferred to the protected folder named quarantine. If there is a threat, like a potentially unwanted program or a malicious message in the mailbox, the program will notify you by displaying the information on the screen. The program has a huge database of threats at its disposal, which is automatically updated.

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Malwarebytes for Mac

Malwarebytes is not well known to the public. It is not used as widely as the above antiviruses. However, it doesn’t mean that is it is worse than it. Actually, it is a top choice for finding and removing Mac-based malware.

Its display is truly readable and easy to use. Another advantage of Malwarebytes is the speed, this antivirus really is a quick one! It takes less than 15 seconds to scan your Mac. It detects and removes threats in real time by using advanced anti-malware technology. Threats are detected automatically, so you get protection that you do not even have to think about.

What is more, the basic version of this program, suitable for everyday use, is free.

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Mac Antivirus

So, as you can see, each of the presented programs has its advantages and some disadvantages. However, the very fact of having anti-virus software is extremely important. Select this anti-virus which suits your needs, preferences, possibilities and budget and do not let yourself be surprised by malicious software!
While it is true that Mac devices are much less frequently attacked than all the others, you can not underestimate the threat of infection. Install most suitable antivirus and do not worry about your data!

By Marta Luber on Apr 12, 2019