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All the best antivirus software options for your Mac

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All the best antivirus software options for your Mac

All the best antivirus software options for your Mac

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 closed-loop system 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…

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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


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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


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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)


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BEST FOR YOUR BUDGET

Avast

Get impressive add-ons like a password manager and online shopping tool without upgrading to a paid tier.


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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


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BEST FOR OLDER COMPUTERS

Webroot SecureAnywhere

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


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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