Apple users are often convinced that their devices are more resistant to cyberattacks. They’re right. However, it doesn’t mean you have to avoid investing in a reliable antivirus program entirely.
You should protect your computer from malware, particularly in the wake of recent attacks like WannaCry or Petya that have affected large organizations such as the NHS and spread across the internet. Intego’s Mac antivirus software is specifically designed for the platform and offers 24/7 protection with a powerful scanner that can identify and neutralize cross-platform threats site as well traditional malware, viruses, spyware and ads.
The program is simple to use and can run an instant scan and a full scan of the hard drive or search for external drives and USB sticks. A scheduler allows you to set up automated scans, and you can also drag and drop files and folders to have them examined in more forensic manner.
Avira Antivirus Security Pro uses a hybrid approach that combines local antivirus scanning and cloud-based online analysis to provide additional layers of security. The program is also on the lookout for browser script attacks as well as ransomware-related threats and other remote attack activity. It’s a solid suite, but it’s lacking some of the more expensive features you’ll find in rival products like a firewall and password manager. It’s a good option for those who are looking for robust protection at affordable prices.