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Best Mac antivirus software 2018: Norton, McAfee, and more



The gist: antivirus option might be a lesser known name in the antivirus and security software world, but it’s garnered many awards for its antivirus engine. Some sources have even found 100% success rates for virus and malware detection, although mileage will vary depending on the viruses involved. A little cheaper than its competitors, it’s a strong opening gambit for a company that’s more well known amongst tech savvy markets than the average consumer. 
What it offers: Speed is one of the best things about . Within seconds of use, it’ll scan thousands of your files with a full scan taking mere minutes. Opting to scan specific locations such as your Mac’s system library is also an option, streamlining your experience. No one wants to wait around for a full virus scan, so it’s refreshing to see Bitdefender just get on with things, or provide you with convenient alternatives. 
There’s also the ability to search for malware quickly within various archives and common filetypes, such as PDF or ZIP, further extending your options. An always-on scanner known as Autopilot keeps an eye on things when you don’t want to do anything manually, although that does mean no choice of scheduling. 
Security suite features are also included, such as an adware blocker, anti-phishing detection for webpages, and backup protection for your Time Machine backups. 
The price: is currently priced at $39.98 for five devices for the first year. It’ll work across platforms so it’s ideal if you have additional Macs, smartphones (Android or iOS) or PCs that require protection. 

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