Apple users are often convinced that their devices are more resistant to cyberattacks. They’re right. This doesn’t mean that you should ignore a good anti-virus program.

Particularly with attacks like WannaCry and Petya hitting major organisations like the NHS in the last few months and spreading throughout the internet, it is imperative to take every precaution to protect your machine from malware. Intego’s Mac antivirus software offers 24 hour protection and is tailored to the platform. It comes with a powerful scanner that can detect and neutralize traditional viruses, worms, spyware and adware, aswell as cross-platform threats.

The program is easy to use, and can run an instant scan or a full scan on the hard drive. It also searches external drives and USB flash drives. A scheduler makes it possible to set up automated scans, and you can also drag and drop folders and files to be able to examine them in a forensic mode.

Avira Antivirus Security Pro uses an approach that is a mix of local antivirus scanning and cloud-based online analysis to provide additional layers of protection. The software board portals keeps a close eye on browser script hacks and other ransomware-related threats as well as other remote attacks. It’s a great suite, but it lacks some of the more premium features you’ll find in competing products, like a firewall and password manager. But, it’s an excellent choice for people who want a strong security with a low cost.