Dear Mac users: You need one of the best Mac antivirus programs on your machine, whether or not that program is free or paid for.
That’s because Macs do get infected, despite Apple’s claims of years past. Mac malware has increased a lot in the past few years, and today’s Macs are also plagued by adware, scareware and potentially unwanted programs.
Unfortunately, Apple’s built-in antivirus protections, including Gatekeeper and XProtect, are too easy to fool. The best Mac antivirus programs do better, quickly detecting malware no one has ever seen before and double-checking files “signed” with an Apple developer ID.