Anti-Virus are also called Anti-malware or AV software. In this article, we discuss cyber security trends, types of virus and compare best anti-virus software for mac OS in 2020.
Mac OS comes with own Firewall – the ‘GateKeeper’. This informs if program has digital signature or not. Then, ‘XProtect’ checks app against malware signature. MRT (Malware Removal Tool) removes the malware. But all this works for existing malware. New Malware or virus may go un-detected. We need to strengthen our defenses.
In Chart 1, global malware attacks on macOS is shown. It is on rise year on year. In Chart 2, types of attacks is shown for 2020. In Chart 3, threat on data is shown. What do hacker steal? Lastly, in chart 4, method of attack entry is shown. (All data taken from high authority websites)
What are the types of Malware or Virus?
Below are the types of malware attack in 2020. Some attacks use one malware, however attackers may use combination of virus also.
What is the best Anti-Virus software for personal use in 2020?
We did real time testing and also took results from AV-Test.org to find best. AV-Test.org is a well-known 3rd party company that does monthly testing. There are only three criteria. Protection, Lightweight, False Scan.
- Protection: Against both old and latest virus. Latest virus includes new virus detected in last 24 hours.
- Lightweight: How much does the anti-virus slows the MAC? Sample test: 50 popular website, 45 software, 7,000 file copy over LAN.
- False Scan: How many times Anti-virus gives false alarm? Sample test: Web Browsing 500 websites, System Scan 10 Lakh files, Installation 140 software.
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