Anti-Virus recommendations for the Mac

 (Without wishing to revisit the whole AV discussion on Macs, but because I have decided to use it for myself, I’ll submit this note:)

For reasons I don’t recall, yesterday I found myself investigating the latest reviews of AV (anti-virus) software.

Based on the info found at URLs below, I ended up downloading and installing BitDefender for the Mac.

I used the built-in “upgrade from free trial to paid” and was able to purchase the product for $27 / yr.

It does prompt you to install a couple of browser plugins for extra protection features, but the thing that prompted the switch from Intego was the fact that it offered the least “real-time scanning’ slow-down. (Since I’m often cloning drives, I had found it expeditious to disable that (in Intego’s Virus Barrier) when copying lots of files. I found that annoying.)

I’ve had no problems so far, but it’s also been only 24 hours.

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2406379,00.asp
https://www.av-test.org/en/news/news-single-view/mac-os-x-under-attack-10-security-packages-put-to-the-test/
http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security-software/326903-mac-antivirus-test-reveals-winners-losers
http://www.av-comparatives.org/mac-security-reviews/

To get BitDefender for Mac, visit http://www.bitdefender.com/solutions/antivirus-for-mac.html, and click the download link for a trial, and, as I noted, use the built-in upgrade path (for one machine) to (hopefully) get the $27 ($28?) price.

hth

Tracy
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