Macs are considered more secure than PCs by many computer professionals. This can lead ordinary Mac users into thinking that they do not need antivirus software. While it is true that Macs come with built-in tools to stop computer viruses, having additional antivirus software may be necessary to keep it secure from online threats.

Mac Security Tools

Mac OS comes with 2 native tools to protect itself from computer viruses and malware. These are:

  • XProtect
  • Gatekeeper

XProtect scans Macs for malware and Gatekeep will block the installation of any app that is not approved by the App Store.

Macs Are Not Invulnerable to Virus Attacks

These 2 built-in OS defense packages provide Macs with a measure of security against online threats. However, these do not form complete antivirus protection as Macs are still at risk from ransomware, Trojans, and other malware threats. Waiting until one of these infections happen can lead to big trouble for Mac owners.

Even though most hackers target PCs running a version of Windows, they will still target Macs with malicious software if it fits with their economic and even political aims. This means Macs can still be hacked and infected with destructive software, even if less so than Windows-based PCs.

Webroot Internet Security Plus Works on Macs

Webroot Internet Security Plus is designed to run on Macs.

Mac Requirements:

  • Mac OS X 10.7 Lion)
  • Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
  • OS X 10.9 Mavericks
  • OS X 10.10 Yosemite
  • OS X 10.11 El Capitan
  • macOS 10.12 Sierra
  • macOS 10.13 High Sierra
  • macOS 10.14 Mojave
  • macOS 10.15 Catalina

To Recap…

Many professionals and students rely on their Macs to be productive at work and school. Having strong antivirus protection is therefore recommended, as it can save users lost time and money by preventing attacks from online. Webroot Internet Security Plus is one such program as it is designed to work with Macs.

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