5 Best Antivirus Programs for Mac Computers

By 04-12-2009   AppleDownloadsGuest PostsSecurity

Which are the best Mac antivirus programs? Whether it would be cyber life or real life, security is the most alarming issue. One can go to any extent to see him and his family safe and secure. Since computer plays a pivotal role in almost each and every human life, keeping it secured from various cyber threats is equally important.

There is misconception prevailing that Apple Macintosh users do not need an anti virus program. But remember once Apple had issued the notice:  “Apple encourages the widespread use of multiple anti-virus utilities so that virus programmers have more than one application to circumvent, thus making the whole virus writing process more difficult.”

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So keep your computer powered by Mac OS safe from viruses, malware, Rootkits, Trojans and other malicious programs, because keeping our data and ourselves protected is the priority. Below are the top five antivirus programs for Mac (in alphabetical order):

Best Antivirus for Mac Computers

iAntivirus for MAC

If you are a Mac user, then you would be aware of the name iAntivirus. It is one of the popular antivirus programs for Mac OS. And yes, this is also a free antivirus program. iAntivirus has been designed such that it does not allow malicious programs to attack your Mac OS.

Its real-time protection and solid detection system enhances all the security parameters of Mac OS for free. You can also keep updating this antivirus program to keep your computer safe from all the latest cyber threats.

McAfee Virus Scan

McAfee is not at all an unknown name for Windows users. And this popularity inspired them to design antivirus programs compatible on Mac OS. Like a typical McAfee computer security program, it allows you to keep your Mac OS free from old and new viruses, Trojans and other malicious programs.

This McAfee antivirus program for Mac features McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator which allows you to keep an eye on all the computers connected on the network. Its user friendly interface and availability of updates makes it a rough and tough antivirus program for Macintosh OS.

Norton Antivirus

Norton (Symantec) is a huge name in the arena of computer security experts. Even big companies trust their products capability. This undoubted fact makes it a popular and a favorite antivirus program for Macintosh operating system.

Its conventional detection and deletion feature with updated database makes it an ideal computer protection system. Regardless you are on Internet or not, its features will always make you feel safer from cyber threats like viruses, Trojans, and Rootkits.

Although Apple’s Mac OS provides some of the best security features like sandboxing, Library Randomization and Execute Disable, adding an extra layer of protection will never harm you. Choose your favorite antivirus program and get ready for a safer ride on Apple Macintosh OS.

Agax Antivirus

(Not for Mac OS X) Antivirus program by Agax is popular for its powerful and robust protection on a Mac computer. Apart from conventional features like detection and deletion of viral threats, it integrates your Mac OS with potent background protection which makes way for hassle free experience on computer.

Agax antivirus program features a shielding force namely, “Defender”. This adds to the overall protective features of this sound antivirus program. Agax antivirus program is also a free program.

ClamCour Antivirus

(Not for Mac OS X) Since Internet is the primary source of most of the cyber attacks on your computer, ClamCour provides a robust protection while you are on Internet. This antivirus program mainly concentrates on the protection from cyber threats.

ClamCour offers an amazing feature called “Courier Filter” which scans all the mails coming into your inbox and does not allow you to download them, incase they are infected. It enhances your Internet browsing experience. Moreover, this antivirus program will not hurt your wallet as it a freeware.

Guest author Prasanth Chandra blogs at ReviewUnit.com about latest gadgets, laptops, software, mobile phones, web apps and other tech stuff.

This is a guest article and represents opinions of the guest author
 

8 comments on “5 Best Antivirus Programs for Mac Computers

  1. madmac says:

    your review is completely off the line for Agax & Clamcour and you have forgotten intego virusbarrier X5
    thanks

  2. Gagan says:

    I remember, recently kaspersky also launched anti virus for MAC.

  3. teknik baru says:

    thanks…its free?

  4. Windows Wallpapers says:

    i think norton antivirus is best

  5. Marco says:

    Yeah, I concur, Intego’s product is by far the best.

  6. Demo Geek says:

    Virus Barrier X5 is pretty darn cool and I don’t think this list would be complete without Virus Barrier X5.

  7. mac user says:

    This “article” is a joke! The first two “best” av apps mentioned have long been discontinued… one back in 1999 and only ran on OS 8!!! (Macs have been running a little thing called OS X, which is a completely different architecture, for over a decade!) That you are publishing this over 10 years too late is ridiculous and shows that you are completely clueless. The software you mentioned can’t even run on Macs anymore!

  8. Kelsey Garbutt says:

    Hi, I agree with you … And IMO laptops now days have all the features provided by a standard desktop computer like keyboard, display, a pointing device (functions like mouse) and speakers. Laptops are powered by a rechargeable battery that can last up to a few hours. Personally… I have a HP Pavilion dv600, I like it since it was my first laptop :D but I’m thinking now to buy something better since its became old now… I’m not sure what it’s better, But maybe I’ll search for a Toshiba since I can’t buy a Mac :( it’s too expensive!! So what is your advice please?

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