Can A Mac Get A Virus – Does Macs Need Anti-Virus Protection?

Are you assuming that your device’s safe and secured from cyber threats? then you are wrong. Your Macintosh computer can get affected by viruses like PCs and other devices. While Apple quietly admits that Mac OS X get Viruses. Details after the jump!

Most of the desktop and laptop users sits on a wrong notion that their Mac is impregnable from hackers and safer to use than windows, which is infact not true.

Because the windows is a widely spreaded operating system, virus writers put more energies to hack it rather than OS X. Though the Mac users are attacked less often, they are in the same compulsion to use antivirus softwares as PC users to protect their programmes from envious cyber threats. If you suspect that your Mac has a virus , do not panic. Here’s the way you can get rid of it in a simple manner.

To get protection for your Mac OS X from the viruses, two softwares, the Avast Mac Edition and the iAntivirus are currently available.

The AVast Mac Edition is a free antivirus for the Mac Operating System, which is presently in Beta mode. This antivirus Edition uses three shield protection system of a Web Shield, Mail Shield, and a File Shield, which are very much capable to provide stable support to Mac users from viruses and other envious cyber threats. The File Shild performs both scheduled scans and background scanning to protect the user from any malicious programs that slip past the browser. The other two, Web Shield and Mail Shield combine to keep the user’s browser virus free.

The iAntivirus is also a free antivirus software which is designed in such a way to handle Mac-specific threats as PC-specific viruses cannot harm Macs. It is known for its easiness to use, highly interactive user interface, and low resource usage. The iAntivirus is also includes a number of features, such as constant background monitoring, a quarantine folder, and automatic updates.

So, install these free softwares to protect your Mac OS X from viruses and cyber threats.