5 Best Antivirus Programs for Mac Computers

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 the computer plays a pivotal role in almost each and every human life, keeping it secured from various cyber threats is equally important.
There is a 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.”


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

McAfee Virus Scan

McAfee is not at all an unknown name for Windows users. And this popularity inspired them to design antivirus programs compatible with 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 to the network. Its user-friendly interface and availability of updates make 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 product’s capability. This undoubted fact makes it a popular and a favorite antivirus program for Macintosh operating system.

Its conventional detection and deletion feature with an 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) The 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 a hassle-free experience on a 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 the 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 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.

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 enhance 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.

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

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