Apple’s Macs are a lot less susceptible to malware and virus attacks than their Windows-based counterparts, but they’re not malware-proof. Hackers may be more inclined to attack Microsoft’s operating system and look for code vulnerabilities, as more people use Windows devices than Macs. But Apple’s desktop operating system still gets its fair share of malware.
Macs are indisputably more secure than Windows PCs because it is Unix-based and Apple has included a number of security measures that make attacking a Mac particularly challenging, including Gatekeeper, which blocks any software than hasn't been digitally signed and approved by Apple.
Since Macs represent a smaller and more challenging target, it's inevitable that a lot less malware is written for the Mac than for the PC. But there is Mac malware out there, and some of it is dangerous.
Free or Premium!
Like the Windows version of Malwarebytes, there is a Free version and a Premium version. The free version allows you to clean infected devices, whereas the Premium version provides real-time protection to prevent viruses, spyware, and malware infections.
Malwarebytes for Mac Premium is now available, featuring real-time protection to automatically block and remove cyber threats, including malware, adware, and potentially unwanted programs.
Malwarebytes for Mac features several distinct benefits and features for users to protect against this increasingly dangerous Mac threat landscape, including:
Real-time Anti-Malware Protection Scanner: Malwarebytes for Mac provides ultra-fast proactive scanning for malware and spyware in real-time, in addition to flagging potentially unwanted programs and adware.
AntiVirus Replacement or Complement: Malwarebytes for Mac completely replaces existing antivirus solutions or can run alongside any antivirus program.
Small System Footprint: Malwarebytes for Mac utilizes minimal system resources to ensure that Macs run smoothly.
Pricing Malwarebytes Premium is £29.99 per year per seat for 1-10 seats and £39.99 per seat for 1-99 seats.