Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for Mac
It is a free security tool that allows you to scan your computer for common macOS infections and remove them. While focusing on adware infections, Malwarebytes for Mac will also scan for other known infections that are being released for the macOS operaitng system.
With the increase in popularity for Macs, malware developers are starting to focus more on creating malware for macOS. In fact, McAfee released a report stating that Mac malware has increase 744% in 2016 alone, mostly due to adware infections. Therefore, it is important that all Mac users install a reliable security solution to scan for and remove these threats.
- Light footprint
- Simple interface
Yep, Macs get infected.” That’s the tagline on the very first installer page of Malwarebytes for Mac Premium, and it’s true. Having no Mac antivirus protection may not such a disaster as leaving your Windows or Android devices unprotected, but it’s a bad idea to go without. Malwarebytes has a top-notch reputation for wiping out malware even when other utilities fail. However, coming up with hard data that shows it working isn’t easy
Malware Protection Testing
The independent antivirus testing labs put Windows antivirus to the test in a wide variety of ways, many of them closely resembling real-world malware-attack situations. Those labs that also test Mac antivirus don’t have the same degree of real-world testing. Because of the way Malwarebytes focuses on eliminating active malware, it would not pass these tests, so the company simply doesn’t submit it.