Best Virus Protection For Mac

While Windows PCs often make the news for being the target of the most vile malware, Mac computers aren’t immune to the wrath of cyberspace. This is why we’ve tested and reviewed the top antivirus protection for mac available to keep your Apple computer safe.

Our top choices have high malware detection and come with vital security features like protection against ransomware, phishing defenses, camera plus microphone guards and so on. They also use less system resources, and offer top performance. Some, such as McAfee or Trend Micro, were rated as the top in independent lab tests.

Apple’s Gatekeeper security software is extremely effective at blocking most malware. However, it could be manipulated by clever attacks that exploit weaknesses in third-party software that is installed on top of Mac OS. A standalone virus scanner can be of help.

Comodo is an antivirus program that is free and has a simple interface. It can scan any file that your system has access to. Fast scans can be completed in minutes, while conducting a full scan of your system could take as long as two hours. You can schedule the scans to run on convenient times so that your Mac does not become clogged up.

Malwarebytes has been eliminating the full range of Windows threats since 2006, and it’s no surprise that its Mac version is able to ward off them too. The program’s installation is about the size of three music files in digital format, so it’s a lightweight application to your system. It doesn’t provide real-time security, which means it’s not able to stop an attack as it occurs. However, a full scan of your system only takes a couple of hours, and the simple design guarantees that it won’t interfere with other programs.