Apple users are often convinced that their devices are more resistant to cyberattacks. They’re correct. However, that doesn’t mean you should ignore a quality antivirus program completely.
In particular, with attacks like WannaCry and Petya attacking major organizations such as the NHS earlier this year and spreading to the internet, it is imperative to do everything you can to safeguard your computer from malware. Intego’s Mac antivirus software is designed specifically for the platform and provides all-day protection and a powerful scanner that detects and neutralizes threats from across platforms, as well traditional malware, viruses, spyware and adware.
The program is simple to use and allows you to run an instant scan, a full scan of the hard drive as well as a search of external drives and USB sticks. It is possible to schedule automated scans. Drag-and-drop folders and files for forensic examination.
Avira Antivirus Security Pro employs a hybrid approach, which includes local antivirus scanning and cloud analysis online to add additional layers of protection. The program keeps an eye on hacks of browser scripts and ransomware threats as well as other remote attack activities. It’s a decent suite, however it lacks premium features like a password manager and firewall. It’s an excellent choice for users who want a strong security at an affordable price point.