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Avira Antivirus Pro - Review 2020 - PCMag IndiaAvira Antivirus Pro - Review 2020 - PCMag IndiaPosted: 11 Jun 2020 12:00 AM PDTEvery computer needs antivirus protection, and one way companies can support that aim is to provide free antivirus to the masses. But these companies can't survive unless some users shell out their hard-earned cash for paid antivirus utilities. Piling on pro-only tools and components is one way companies encourage upgrading to a paid antivirus. Avira Antivirus Pro adds several components not available to users of Avira Free Security, but they don't really add much value. The biggest reason to pay for it is if you want to use Avira in a commercial setting, which isn't allowed with the free version.Avira's pricing is undeniably on the high side, with a list price of $59.88 per year for one license, $71.88 for three, and $95.88 for five. Admittedly, it seems to be perpetually on sale; just now, the one-license price is discounted to $44.99. That…

Best Antivirus for Mac: Top Australian picks - PC World Australia - PC World

Best Antivirus for Mac: Top Australian picks - PC World Australia - PC World


Best Antivirus for Mac: Top Australian picks - PC World Australia - PC World

Posted: 05 Mar 2020 12:00 AM PST

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"Macs can't get viruses!"

Think again. This tech myth exists simply because Windows PC are more often targeted by viruses and hackers because they for so long were the most used computers in the world by far. But over the past decade or so as Macs and MacBooks have become increasingly popular – and so have the digital threats to them.

For example, a report found that Mac malware threats increased by 270% between 2016 and 2017, and that number will only have grown up till today. 

Mac antivirus software is different to its Windows equivalent as it is designed specifically to work on a Mac, so if you have moved from a PC to Mac, unfortunately you'll most likely have to purchase new software. Free options are available and work well at a low level, but a paid Mac antivirus is always going to offer you better protection.

Antivirus is somewhat a catch-all term these days. Many of the software packages below also fight against malware, ransomware, spyware and other threats, but check first to see the one you're getting covers you from what you're worried about.

And that's the thing – there's no need to be too worried if you use the internet sensibly, but also it is a justified precaution to buy antivirus for your Mac. Even though Macs are less susceptible to viruses, you don't want to innocently click on a dodgy link and leave your personal information bare for hackers to get at.

Often, companies will have several tiers of protection that go up in price. The more expensive options give you multiple device coverage across different operating systems, and usually add features like VPNs and webcam security. All the companies offer different combinations of features at varying prices. 

We've picked out five of the best antivirus packages you can get for your Mac or MacBook in Australia. 

Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac

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