Mac computers are not invincible to digital filth. While Windows PCs are usually the focus of the media for attracting the most dangerous malware, Macs aren’t immune to the threat either. This is why we’ve reviewed and tested the best virus protection for mac available to keep your Apple computer secure.

Our top picks have nearly perfect malware detection rates and come with essential security features like security against ransomware, phishing protections camera and microphone guards, etc. They are also light on system resources, and offer top performance. Some, such as McAfee or Trend Micro, were rated the best by independent lab tests.

Apple’s security tool, Gatekeeper, is pretty efficient in securing against malware, but it is also able to be tricked by clever hacks designed to exploit flaws that are not present in the Mac OS itself but in third-party software that runs on top of it. This is where standalone virus scanners are able to help.

Comodo provides a free antivirus program that has an easy-to-use interface. It can scan any file your system has access to. Fast scans can be completed in a matter of minutes, whereas an entire scan of your system could take up to two hours. You can schedule these scans and pick the time they should be running, so that your Mac won’t be overwhelmed at unavoidable times.

Since 2006, Malwarebytes has eliminated all Windows threats. It’s not a surprise that the Mac version is as effective. It’s installation is the size of just three digital music files. This makes it a lightweight add-on to any system. There’s no real-time protection which means it doesn’t prevent attacks when they occur however a complete system scan only takes a few hours and its minimalist design means it won’t conflict with other programs.