Many Mac aficionados believe that their devices are inherently more secure than PCs, and they’re certainly right that Apple devices are more resistant to cyberattacks. But this doesn’t mean that you need to not invest in a good antivirus program completely.

It is essential to protect your computer from malware, particularly in the wake of recent attacks like WannaCry or Petya that have affected large institutions like the NHS and spread throughout the internet. Intego’s Mac antivirus software offers 24/7 security and is specifically designed to the platform. It comes with 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 perform one-time scans or a full scan on the hard drive. It can also search external drives as well as USB flash drives. A scheduler allows you to schedule automated scans. You can also drag and drop files and folders for them to be examined in more forensic manner.

Avira Antivirus Security Pro uses a hybrid approach that combines local antivirus scanning and cloud analysis on the internet for additional layers of protection. The software keeps a close eye on browser script hacks and ransomware threats and other remote attacks. It’s a decent suite, however it lacks advanced features like firewalls and password managers. It’s a great choice for those who are looking for robust protection at affordable prices.