Choosing the best antivirus tool for your device should be one of your priorities if you want to take good care of it. For Mac users, there are a lot of programs that will help you protect your Apple gadget against malicious software.

Over the past years, we have seen a lot of attacks that hit Mac. It has built-in antivirus software on its systems, such as XProtect and Gatekeeper. Unfortunately, they are still not enough to safeguard your precious files. That's why we listed the most recommended and effective software for your Mac.

Before we discuss these antivirus programs, it's important to know that some of them can eradicate malware on Windows. That's a plus if you are also a Windows user.

Best Mac Antivirus Software For 2021

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Bitdefender Antivirus

PCMag listed Bitdefender as the number one antivirus program for Mac among the eight programs. So far, its user-friendly interface and reasonable pricing make it a desirable purchase for Mac users.

Furthermore, it was hailed again as the Editor's Choice for the best antivirus tool in the Apple device this 2021.

What makes Bitdefender a special pick is its ability to handle ransomware encryption. Amid the rampant attacks from small to huge businesses, it's always good to have a go-to software to remove unwanted files on your device.

Moreover, it has a unique set of extensions that will guarantee security and privacy for your browser. It's also capable of blocking online trackers further to safeguard your personal information and other confidential details.

It's worth noting how it operates without human intervention thanks to its Autopilot and Bitdefender Shield features.

Despite being a nearly perfect Mac antivirus program, it has no password manager. To add, the Bitdefender VPN will restrict you to a daily limit of 200 MB per day. If you want to extend the service, you will have to pay an additional fee.

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Kaspersky Internet Security

Kaspersky Internet Security is another anti-malware software that has high efficiency and effective features. It fills the gap that Apple does not offer on a Macbook --the ability to shut down the webcam, as per Tom's Guide. 

Just like Bitdefender, this antivirus program is a good grab for those who frequently visit random links and peruse risky websites. If you have Kaspersky on your Mac device, your browsing experience will be free from suspicious software infection.

Despite having good features, it also has some downsides. The app has only a 15-item password manager. Location tracking is also possible through its parental controls, but that's limited to a single device.

When it comes to VPN service, you can only use 300 MB of the data daily. For the pricing, you can purchase its unlimited version for a year for $15 and $30.

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Norton 360 Standard

The best Mac antivirus programs list will not be complete without Norton's top-rated malware-detection program. Some antivirus apps are not entirely safe due to vulnerabilities, but we got you covered for that.

Norton 360 Standard features limitless password manager access and even VPN service for the users. This flawless antivirus software is always open for tech support.

For these premium upgrades, you can keep your Mac safe from outside threats on the web, malicious files, and other sources at the cost of a hefty price.

If its pros outweigh the cons, you should also need to know that its cloud storage and parental controls do not function on Macs.

Earlier this year, Tech Times listed the best Android antivirus apps to install to improve your mobile security.

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Written by Joseph Henry 

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