You’ve probably heard that Macs don’t need antivirus software. Whoever told you that was wrong.
The idea that Macs are generally more secure than PCs isn’t totally off-base. Windows does tend to have more security vulnerabilities because, while Apple does everything in-house, Windows operates on hardware from a handful of manufacturers. Apple’s simply makes holes smaller and harder to infiltrate.
But that doesn’t mean your Mac’s security is hole-free. Antivirus software is still a worthwhile purchase. Read more…
BEST HANDS-OFF SOFTWARE
Norton 360 Standard
Set it and forget it: Norton’s impressive idle scanning runs in the background without creating lag.
- One Mac: £24.99/year
- Up to five Macs: £34.99/year
BEST FOR PARENTAL CONTROLS
Kaspersky Internet Security
Family-friendly Kaspersky has immaculate test scores against malware plus a wealth of bonus features.
- One Mac for one year: £34.99
- One Mac for two years: £54.99
- Three Macs for one year: £44.99
- Three Macs for two years: £79.99
BEST FOR SPEED
Bitdefender Total Security
Be confident in this award-winning protection, including a ransomware scanner that’s a real stickler.
- Up to five Macs: £29.99 (first year)
BEST FOR YOUR BUDGET
Get impressive add-ons like a password manager and online shopping tool without upgrading to a paid tier.
BEST FOR SECURITY SOFTWARE
McAfee Total Protection
McAfee offers extra tools like digital document shredding and anti-spam protection that help it rise above the rest.
- Five Macs for one year: £34.99
- Five Macs for two years: £59.99
- 10 Macs for one year: £39.99
- 10 Macs for two years: £69.99
BEST FOR OLDER COMPUTERS
Rapid scans and many cloud-based security features puts less pressure on older, slower Macs.
- One Mac for one year: £14.99
- Three Macs for one year: £19.99
- Five Macs for one year: £24.99
BEST FOR MAC-CENTRIC SOFTWARE
Intego Mac Premium X9
Buckle down on Mac-specific viruses while keeping your computer free of files that slow it down.
- One Mac for one year: £69.99
- One Mac for two years: £129.99
- Five Macs for one year: £119.99
- Five Macs for two years: £219.99