|Norton 360 Mac||Developer NortonLifeLock Inc.|
|Version Norton 360 Deluxe||Website https://us.norton.com/products/norton-360|
Macsoftreview provides essential tips and buying advice to every Apple software user. We try to focus on practical information. Now the big question Why or DO we need an Antivirus software application for our Mac computers ?
So do Macs get viruses? The answer is simple Yes and Yes they need protection. Although a Mac is considered more safe to PC’s, they also face the same treats as PC’s do. In the past Mac’s were not widely used on our planet so they were less interesting to people trying to pry in your computer software and look for any interesting data like your bankaccount and used passwords etcetera.
But in recent years, as Mac’s popularity has grown, Macs have gained the attention of those looking to hijack data or make you visit websites that are after your credentials or money. We have a complete list of all the Mac viruses, malware and security flaws that have hit the operating system here.
Despite this interest, Macs have generally remained fairly secure. Thanks to the fact that MacOS is based on Unix, a kind of default security is build-in.
Apple itself has included Gatekeeper and number of security measures that make attacking a Mac particularly challenging. Gatekeeper, blocks software that hasn’t been digitally approved by Apple from running on your Mac without your agreement.
Still plenty of risks left, and Macs haven’t managed to completely avoid being targeted. According to a report from Malwarebytes in August 2017, there was a 230 per cent increase in Mac malware in 2017. So YES your Mac needs protection!
Now there is a fast growing list of developers specialised in antivirus security all claiming to be best to buy. Of course if life was that simple, there would be only one software application available on the marker solving all our problems.
We (Macsoftreview) are not able to simply setup a full known malware and virus database for checking the software’s capabilities in catching exploits and vulnerabilities. We do rely on AV-TEST which is the best known It-Security Institute from Germany. They are able to test in absolute equal conditions for every package, and measure system impact is most accurate on their systems. Updates are performed on a regular bases to check if later software-editions have evolved.
The latest independent test shows all scores and Norton 360 Deluxe scores a full 100% detection rate !