Many Mac enthusiasts believe that their machines are inherently more secure than PCs, and they’re right that Apple devices can be more resistant to cyberattacks. However, that doesn’t mean you should skip out on a decent anti-virus program altogether.
It is imperative to secure your PC from malware, especially with recent attacks like WannaCry or Petya which have impacted major institutions like the NHS and spread throughout the internet. Intego’s Mac antivirus software is tailor-made for the platform and offers all-day protection and a powerful scanner that detects and neutralizes cross-platform threats, as well as traditional malware, viruses, spyware and ads.
The software is easy to use and allows you to run a quick scan and a full scan of the hard drive or search for external drives and USB sticks. A scheduler lets you to set up automated scans. You can also drag and drop folders and files for them to be examined in a more forensic manner.
Avira Antivirus Security Pro employs a hybrid approach, which includes local antivirus scanning and cloud-based analysis online to provide extra layers of protection. The software also monitors for hacks to browser scripts possible ransomware attacks, and other remote attacks. It’s a decent suite, but lacks some advanced features like a password manager and firewall. It’s a good choice for those who need a solid security package at a price that is affordable.