Think there is no malware for the Mac? Think again. Nicole Johnston:
I spent several months testing over a dozen antivirus programs compatible with Mac computers. Here are the eight best solutions for keeping your Mac safe while also protecting your Windows-using family, friends, and co-workers.
I wonder how you test an anti-virus app is there are no viruses. #1 on the list is Bitdefender.
Bitdefender is the best because it does a great job stopping malware before it has a chance even to start downloading. Plus, most threats are instantly scrubbed without ever hitting the quarantine folder. This is because Bitdefender taps into several malware databases to keep tabs on what’s out there and block it quickly. It also recognized traits in new threats, known as zero-day malware, that haven’t been identified yet and stops them. Bitdefender also recognized and stopped more Windows threats than other Mac antivirus programs. This ensures you don’t accidentally send a threat to family or friends using a PC.
Malware is on the rise, but viruses, not so much. Still, these apps use the anti-virus name tag when they are more about stopping malware.