Many Mac aficionados believe that their machines are inherently more secure than PCs, and they’re certainly right that Apple devices can be more resilient to cyberattacks. However, this doesn’t mean that you should skip out on a decent anti-virus program altogether.

You should protect your computer from malware, particularly in the wake of recent attacks such as WannaCry or Petya which have impacted major organisations like the NHS and spread throughout the internet. Intego’s Mac antivirus software offers 24 hour security and is specifically designed for the platform. It comes with a powerful scanner which detects and neutralizes traditional viruses, worms, spyware and adware, as well as cross-platform threats.

The software is easy to use and allows you to run a quick scan as well as a full scan on the hard drive, or a search of external drives and USB sticks. It is possible to schedule automated scans. You can also drag and drop files and folders for investigation by forensics.

Avira Antivirus Security Pro employs a hybrid approach, which includes local antivirus scanning as well as online cloud analysis to add additional layers of protection. The software keeps a close eye on browser script hacks and potential ransomware as well as other remote attack activities. It’s a good suite, but it lacks some of the more premium features you’ll find in rival products like firewalls and password manager. However, it’s an excellent choice for those who want a strong security at a price that is affordable.