Why you need Antivirus for Mac
Macs don’t get viruses, right?
For years, the idea that Macs are immune to viruses has been a major selling point for potential Mac users, but after hundreds of thousands of machines were attacked by trojans, Apple has dropped claims on its website that Macs are safe from viruses.
Back in April 2012, around 600,000 Mac users were affected by the Flashback Trojan – a form of malware that disguised itself as an Adobe Flash update in order to infiltrate the operating system. Security software vendors saw a sizable increase in people buying antivirus for Mac in the wake of the attack, and Apple has now changed its website message – rather than saying Macs don’t get “PC viruses”, it now says that the Mac is “built to be safe”.
There are no known ‘Mac viruses’ out there, your machine is still vulnerable to attack, and not just from viruses!
Though the chances of your Mac being attacked are fairly slim, it’s not impossible, and it’s a good idea to take precaution. Antivirus programmes don’t just protect from viruses, they also provide protection from spyware, adware and phishing tools. A lot of software vendors that you’re familiar with provide antivirus for Mac, so pick one that works for you.
At Nexus, we recommend Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Mac. The software provides real-time scanning of your files, downloads and email attachments – if anything suspicious is found, Kaspersky will deal with it quickly and efficiently.
Kaspersky protects against all known forms of threat (including trojans, viruses and other malware), and it defends against 30,000 new computer threats which can help prevent you passing any potential problems to other people you know.
It also requires minimal effort – there are fully automated updates, so the software will keep itself up to date without you having to do anything!
You can pick up a copy of Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Mac from Nexus, and we can also install it straight onto your machine! Call us now on 01753 884 700 to order your copy today!