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What is the Best Antivirus for Macbook Pro/Air?

Updated on October 2, 2015
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I grew up in Vietnam and studied economics. I worked at an security firm from 2011 to the present and I enjoy technology and computers.

Best antivirus for Macbook Pro & Macbook Air
Best antivirus for Macbook Pro & Macbook Air | Source

The MacBook is a senior laptop model of Apple, unlike other computer brands on the market such as Sony, Dell, Asus ... Mac OS is pre-installed on the MacBook. This makes people have misunderstood that MacBook can only run on this operating system. In fact, MacBook has a strong configuration and it is considered to be the best laptop which runs Windows operating system.


The contents of the article will evaluate the antivirus for MacBook which runs MacBook operating system, not distinguish between MacBook pro and MacBook air.


On the Internet, you can easily find the evaluation articles of antivirus for MacBook. Most of this reviews are based on tests of the ability to detect and remove the virus software. In addition, they are based on data such as the scanning speed and how much memory is used by running antivirus software?


This article will be completely different, it mainly lists and compares the features of the antivirus software from reputable security companies. It will compare factors such as features, price, and level of compatibility with the operating system...

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The selected software must meet these following criteria

  1. It is an antivirus software from respected brands in the world.
  2. The software must be appreciated by many reputable organizations over the years.
  3. It is easy to buy the license. It is nonsense when I introduce you an antivirus software that you do not have the opportunity to use.
  4. The software must have the professional customer support. With multiple support channels such as mail, forums, phone and chat...

From these criteria above and based on my own experience. I would like to introduce you the antivirus for MacBook:

1. Norton Security for MacBook

Norton Security is an antivirus software of Symantec security brand. It is an antivirus and security software for home user. Norton Security runs on Microsoft Windows, Android, iOS and Mac OS.

Previously, Symantec had products such as Norton Antivirus, Norton Internet Security, Norton 360 for Windows operating system, and Norton for Mobile for Android, iOS and Norton Antivirus for Mac for MacBook. But now, all of the software has been replaced with Norton Security and Norton Security with Backup.

In addition to the features above, users who use Norton Security can purchase “automatic backup online” feature with 25 GB of secured, online storage by using Norton Security Backup. Of course, the cost of this product is higher.

More information about Symantec Security Company on Wikipedia

Symantec Corporation is an American technology company headquartered in Mountain View, California, United States. The company makes security, storage, backup and availability software and offers professional services to support its software. Symantec (Including subsidiaries) is the certification authority USED according to Netcraft. It is a Fortune 500 company and a member of the S & P 500 stock market index.

Norton Security is a replacement for Norton Antivirus, Norton Antivirus for Mac, Norton Internet Security, Norton 360, and Norton Mobile Security.
Norton Security is a replacement for Norton Antivirus, Norton Antivirus for Mac, Norton Internet Security, Norton 360, and Norton Mobile Security. | Source

The main features of Norton Security for MacBook

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Norton Security for 1 deviceNorton Security for 5 deviceNorton Security for 10 device, with backup online
Norton Security for 1 device
Norton Security for 1 device | Source
Norton Security for 5 device
Norton Security for 5 device | Source
Norton Security for 10 device, with backup online
Norton Security for 10 device, with backup online | Source

2. Kaspersky Internet Security for MacBook

Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac is an antivirus software for Mac operating system of Kaspersky Lab Security Company.

Previously, Kaspersky has a Kaspersky Antivirus for Mac that can be installed and used on the MacBook. Now, Kaspersky Lab is being upgraded to Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac (KIS for Mac) with new features to help you safeguard your MacBook effectively.

Compared to Norton for Mac, Kaspersky for Mac seems to be highly appreciated in most of the experiments and evaluations. However, these evaluations and comparison are relative.

Compared to Norton Security, Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac does not have the online backup feature. You cannot buy this feature additionally.

More information about Kaspersky Lab on Wikipedia

Kaspersky Lab is an international software security group operating in almost 200 countries and territories worldwide. The company is headquartered in Moscow, Russia, with its holding company registered in the United Kingdom. Kaspersky Lab currently employs over 2,850 qualified specialists. It has 31 representative territory offices in 30 countries and its products and technologies provide service for over 300 million users and over 250,000 corporate clients worldwide.

Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac

The main features of Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac.
The main features of Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac. | Source

3. Trend Micro Maximum Security for MacBook

Trend Micro Maximum Security is antivirus software for home user. Trend Micro Maximum Security can be used for operating system such as Windows, Android, iOS and Mac. Therefore, it can best protect your MacBook.

Compared to Norton, Trend Micro seems to be more generous when provide 5 GB online storage space. Users can use 5 GB online storage space without paying additional cost.

Information about Trend Micro Company on Wikipedia

Trend Micro Inc. (TYO: 4704) is a global security software company founded in Los Angeles, California with global headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, and regional headquarters in Asia, Europe and the Americas. The company develops security software for servers, cloud computing environments, and small business. Its cloud and virtualization security products provide cloud security for customers of VMware, Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure and vCloud Air

Trend Micro Maximum

The main features of Trend Micro Maximum Security
The main features of Trend Micro Maximum Security | Source

Compare features

Feature
Norton Security
Kaspersky Internet Security for Mac
Trend Micro Maximum
Real-time protection
Yes
Yes
Yes
Anti Malware
Yes
Yes
Yes
Scans email
Yes
Yes
Yes
Anti Phishing
Yes
Yes
Yes
Scheduled scan
Yes
Yes
Yes
Quick scan
Yes
Yes
Yes
Firewall
Yes
No
No
Parental control
No
Yes
Yes
Backup online
Buy
No
5 GB free
Support Mac OS X Snow Leopart
No
Yes
Yes
Price
$ 39.99
$ 31.54
$ 32.17
Table for comparing the features of these antivirus software.

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