More Windows PC users migrate to the Mac than the other way around. Mac sales are growing. Windows PC sales are falling. Why? Major applications and functionality remain much the same between the two.
The Mac has a reputation for being a safe haven, mostly secure from malware, while Windows often is likened to a cesspool of malware. Or, is that Android? It’s hard to differentiate. Regardless of reputation, there is Mac malware and apps to help secure your Mac from harm. Antivirus apps have been reborn on the Mac.
Remove All Culprits
Windows of the past was infested with viruses, worms, Trojans, and every filthy kind of phishing malware. While the Mac has remained mostly out of sight and out of mind of such nefarious spawn, and it’s not likely you’ll find a valid virus or worm, the very definition of malware has expanded, and that means Mac malware removal applications have adjusted and adopted a new posture.
Here’s the perfect example. It’s the almost free Dr. Antivirus app from Trend Micro (they’ve been doing the Mac malware thing for years). Dr. Antivirus once was named Dr. Safety, but trends are trends. Antivirus sounds more professional than Safety, and Antivirus sounds better than Dr. Malware.
I love this from Dr. Antivirus on the Mac App Store.
Alert! The ransomware Petya attacked windows PCs worldwide. It encrypts data and asks for a ransom. Please upgrade your windows to the latest patch. Mac is excluded from this massive attack. But this reminds Mac users to raise safety awareness. Please download Dr. Antivirus to defend your computer.
Windows users who switched to the Mac particularly are susceptible to such warnings. Longtime Mac users? Not so much. Dr. Antivirus is more than a virus scanner. It also has a built-in adware cleaner which works in the free version. Adware is malware that comes from advertisements that can infect your browser.
See how easy it is to use?
Think adware, malware, and virus remover for your Mac. One click. Done.
Almost. Dr. Antivirus is free to download from the Mac App Store and free to use to scan your Mac but if it finds nefarious malware, you’ll need to upgrade to the Pro version to get rid of it. There are not many Mac viruses in the wild, but phishing and Trojans are on the rise, and whatever is trendy these days may be detected by a Dr. Antivirus scan.
Reviews on the Mac App Store are good with over 1,100 four and five star reviews vs. a few dozen one and two star reviews. Just remember that the scan is free but to remove whatever Dr. Antivirus finds will cost a few bucks. I liken that to an Apple associate at the Genius Bar who checks out your Mac for free but fixing it may cost money.
How do Dr. Antivirus customers like the app?
In an age where fake reviews seem to dominate new products, just remember that Mac user Vanessa has a beard.