Best Virus Protection For Mac

While Windows PCs are frequently in the news for attracting the most nasty malware, Mac computers aren’t immune to the wrath of cyberspace. This is why we’ve reviewed and tested the most effective antivirus protection for mac available to keep your Apple computer safe.

Our top picks have near-perfect malware detection rates and are packed with essential security features like ransomware protections, phishing defenses camera and microphone protections and so on. They also consume less system resources and offer excellent performance. Some, such as McAfee and Trend Micro, have even been rated among the top in independent laboratory tests.

Apple’s own security tool, Gatekeeper, is pretty adept at preventing the majority of malware, but it can be manipulated by clever hacks designed to exploit weaknesses that are not in the Mac OS itself but in third-party software that runs on top of it. This is where standalone virus scanners come in.

Comodo provides a free antivirus program with an easy-to use interface. It scans any file that your system has access to quickly, with scans that can be completed in minutes and a full system scan lasting up to an hour or two. You can schedule the scans to run at a set times to ensure that your Mac doesn’t get bogged-down.

Malwarebytes has been removing the entire spectrum of Windows threats since 2006, so it’s not a surprise that its Mac version is equally effective against the same threats. The program’s installation is about the size of three digital music files which makes it a small software to add to your system. There’s no real-time security which means it doesn’t prevent attacks at the moment they occur however a complete system scan will take only just a few hours, and its minimalist design means it won’t conflict with other programs.

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