Best Mac Antivirus

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A reader wants to know if there are anti-virus options for a Mac computer. 

“I have an iMac and was wondering if you also checked into antivirus for macs if there is such a thing?

Yes, there certainly are antivirus and malware programs for Macs. Norton, Avast, AVG, Bitdefender, and other recognizable third-party security software companies all offer security programs for Macs.

According to the security experts at AV-Test, six of those programs received perfect scores in their tests. The tests rated programs based on how well they blocked security threat, how easy it was to use, and how they affected computer performance.

The perfect scores belonged to:

  • Avast
  • AVG
  • Avira
  • Bitdefender
  • F-Secure
  • Norton
  • Trend-Micro

When you’re visiting a sit to download a security program, just make sure you select the Mac version.

Now, many people will tell you that Macs don’t need antivirus software. They feel the built-in protection on Macs is sufficient. However, hackers are increasingly targeting Mac operating systems and security experts say the extra security can help and it shouldn’t tax the memory of modern Macs.

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