Antivirus for MacOS
When we talk about viruses, many believe that it is exclusively Windows. We already saw that there were very interesting antivirus and security programs for Linux. The same is true on macOS. There are viruses for this platform, although they are not as common as in the case of Microsoft. This is due to market share.
One of the most popular antivirus And also easy to use is Avast. It is cross-platform and one in which it is present is for MacOS. It has a free and paid version. It depends on whether we want it very complete or just the basics, one or the other will suffice.
It has a very intuitive and easy interface of using. Without a doubt it is one of the best antivirus that we can have in our system. It is convenient, yes, to have it updated. Only then can we deal with potential new threats that attackers have perfected.
Another of the antivirus that we have for MacOs, and also a classic, it’s Sophos. It offers users to scan all files for threats, as well as the ability to scan USB drives, for example.
It allows us to delete or quarantine files. It is very useful, does not require much space and it is simple to use. In addition, it hardly consumes resources from our computer, so it is ideal for those who do not have a very powerful computer.
Avira is another antivirus we have for MacOS. It is a free program. Is easy to use, fast and has many options. It allows us to detect suspicious files that we are going to download from the Internet.
The difference compared to the previous one is that this antivirus requires more resources and it takes up considerably more space. Still, it is an interesting option.
But not everything is antivirus. Therefore, a very interesting application that we must have on MacOS is Malwarebytes. Although it has protection against viruses (not in real time), it also allows us to eliminate adware and other malware from our computer. It is ideal to have a clean system and take advantage of resources.
Carbon Copy Cloner
One of the types of threats that are increasing the most in recent times are ransomware. This type of malware, as we know, encrypts all files and folders on your computer. In return, the attackers ask for a financial ransom to decipher them.
To avoid these problems a good solution is to create backup copies. Only in this way will we ensure that we do not lose data in the event of a hypothetical attack. One of the applications for MacOS that takes care of this is Carbon Copy Cloner. It is a very complete tool to clone all our disks and keep the files safe.