Many Mac aficionados believe that their machines are more secure than PCs, and they’re certainly right that Apple devices can be more resistant to cyberattacks. However, that doesn’t mean you should avoid investing in a reliable anti-virus program altogether.
Particularly with attacks like WannaCry and Petya striking major organizations like the NHS in the last few months and spreading throughout the internet, you need to take every precaution to safeguard your computer from malware. Intego’s Mac antivirus software offers 24 hour protection and is specifically designed for the platform. It has a powerful scanner that can detect and neutralize traditional viruses, worms spyware and adware as well as cross-platform threats.
The software is easy to use and can run an instant scan or a full scan of the hard drive. It also searches external drives as well as USB flash drives. A scheduler allows you to set up automated scans. You can also drag and drop files and folders to be able to examine them in a more forensic manner.
Avira Antivirus Security Pro uses a hybrid approach that includes local antivirus scanning and cloud analysis on the internet for additional layers of defense. The program is also on the lookout for hacks in browsers possible ransomware attacks, and other remote attack activity. It’s a decent suite, but lacks some advanced features like a password manager and firewall. It’s a good option for those seeking robust security at a affordable prices.