It offered 99.17% detection - which is still great - but when there are three alternatives that scored 100% it makes it more difficult to recommend. Norton Security retails for £49.99/.99 for a single Mac.
Step up to £59.99/.99 and you can protect up to five devices, which can include Windows PCs and smartphones as well as Macs, which is pretty cool...
To find out more about Norton Security, click here.
Sophos Anti-Virus requires of you only that you cough up some personal details.
Computer security is a major concern for consumers of late, following the Wanna Cry ransomware attack that hit huge organisations including the NHS earlier this year, and Petya, a second big ransomware attack.
The good news is that if you take steps to keep your machine patched and up to date and install a good security software product you have nothing to worry about.
And even though it costs you nothing, the software detects 99.17% percent of threats.
It does have a minor impact on performance, however.That may be enough for you to notice the difference, depending on what spec machine you have.The paid products above it in our chart are better, but Sophos is a compelling product. A Mac security freebie, Avast detects 100 percent of threats. To find out more about Avast Mac Security - Free, click here.Also in June, users were warned by security firms Fortinet and Alien Vault that there are new variants of malware targeting Macs after being published on the Dark Web.A report from Malwarebytes in August 2017 shows that Mac malware has increased 230% since July 2016.This reasonably priced tool offers 100 percent threat detection, and scores reasonably highly in speed tests.