Best Antivirus for Mac 2018
If you think you are safe just because you have a Mac, you are completely wrong. A Mac is just as vulnerable as Windows. Using the right antivirus can keep you safe from various cyberattacks. So, here they are, some of the best antivirus this year for Mac.
Intego Mac Internet Security X9
Intego Mac Internet Security X9 is so far our best choice to keep you safe while on the web. Whatever you do and browse on the web, nothing can harm you. You can visit any site you want, from IGN Gaming, Huffington Post, W88 Indonesia, or anything else without worrying about cyberattacks.
The installation is very smooth, even though you can’t choose which kernel you want to install. A scan usually takes 30 minutes, which is quicker than most Mac antivirus. This antivirus also presents real-time and scheduled protection.
Norton Security for Mac
As one of the oldest security solution, Norton is still one of the best web protection for Mac you can get today. We love Norton Security Standard for Mac because it is quick and easy to install. However, we should warn you that the installation itself includes third-party app: Safe Web and Identity Safe from Safari. So, please be careful during the installation. If you don’t need the third-party apps, just don’t install them.
The app works flawlessly and doesn’t load your memory too much. You can also enabled scheduled or real-time protection.
Sophos Antivirus for Mac
If you are looking for a reliable and free antivirus for Mac, you need Sophos Antivirus for Mac. Of course, there is still the Premium version, which you can enjoy for 30 days since after installation. The free version will grant you several important features, including real-time protection, parental protection, web protection, and remote management.
Compared to other antiviruses for Mac, Sophos Antivirus for Mac is very minimalist. You will see no application window. Instead, the app uses notification from the taskbar to help you commence every function.
Avira Antivirus for Mac
Avira Antivirus for Mac is very easy to install. However, the scanning process takes considerably longer time than other apps. It takes at least 30 minutes to complete a full scan. Once you completed a scan, a dialog box will appear containing the number of detected threats. The bad news is, you don’t know where to find them.
The good news is, you can use this app to scan malicious games and apps. It also offers parental control, scheduled can, friendly user interface, and removable device scan.
Antivirus Zap for Mac
Antivirus Zap for Mac is quite unique when compared to other antiviruses for Mac. You can get this app directly from the Mac App Store. Even though you have to pay $9.99 to get it, we saw a lot of good reviews left for this app.
Thanks to the store availability, it doesn’t take long to install this app on your Mac. The scan is also very quick. Once a threat is detected, the app will show the list of detected threats and allow you to choose whether to quarantine or delete them.