Many Mac aficionados believe that their devices are more secure than PCs, and they’re certainly right that Apple devices can be more resistant to cyberattacks. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use a reliable antivirus program.

It is important to safeguard your computer from malware, particularly in the wake of recent attacks such as WannaCry or Petya that have affected large institutions like the NHS and spread throughout the internet. Intego’s Mac antivirus software provides 24/7 protection and is specifically designed to the platform. It features a powerful scanner that can detect and neutralize traditional viruses, worms spyware and adware, as well as cross-platform threats.

The software is easy to use, and can run an instant scan or a full scan of the hard drive. It can also search external drives and USB flash drives. It is possible to schedule automated scans. Drag-and-drop files and folders for forensic examination.

Avira Antivirus Security Pro uses a hybrid approach that includes local antivirus scanning and cloud-based analysis online for additional layers of protection. The software keeps a close eye on browser script hacks and other ransomware-related threats and other remote attacks. It’s a decent suite, but lacks some high-end features such as a password manager and firewall. It’s a good option for those who are looking for robust protection at an affordable price.