Choosing Malware/Virus Protection
I have been using Intego VirusBarrier to protect may iMac for the last several years. It has served me well but I think there are better options. I have been doing some research and the two that have bubbled up to the top of my list are Sophos Home Premium and Bitdefender Total Security 2018.
I was wondering what other people are using and why they like it?
I think that phrasing the question around anti-virus does tend to lead to statements about the absence of viruses (of the self replicating variety) for Mac.
But what is more likely to be seen is software that might be termed as malware which engineers users into installing it. The usual aim with malware is to generate income for the bad guys rather than destroy the Mac. My go to tool for this type of detection & disinfection is MalwareBytes AntiMalware. The free version has to be manually run when required but the paid version does real time detection.
But other products will also identify files containing Windows malware which is a requirement for some people/companies.
I have installed Sophos for some of my clients and not had any bad effects reported but I don’t run it on my own Mac.
+1 on Malware Bytes.
I see a set of updated reviews on MacWorld https://www.macworld.com/article/3263722/software/best-antivirus-for-mac.html