Sophos threat detection data updating

22-Nov-2017 20:40

We use AV-Test.org's own testing data to ascertain the effectiveness of each antivirus when it comes to preventing malware from infecting your Mac. In order for an antivirus to work effectively it also needs to be unobtrusive.AV-Test also looks at the impact of these pieces of software on your system: in layman's terms, how much the antivirus slows down your Mac, if at all.General advice can be found in our Mac security tips; and those who have been hit by a malware attack should try How to remove Mac viruses.

The good news is that if you take steps to keep your machine patched and up to date and install a good security software product you have nothing to worry about.As a result, cyber security is more important than ever, and a good antivirus is the best place to start if you want to stay safe.This is one of several in-depth Macworld articles dealing with Mac security.Also in June, users were warned by security firms Fortinet and Alien Vault that there are new variants of malware targeting Macs after being published on the Dark Web.A report from Malwarebytes in August 2017 shows that Mac malware has increased 230% since July 2016.

The good news is that if you take steps to keep your machine patched and up to date and install a good security software product you have nothing to worry about.

As a result, cyber security is more important than ever, and a good antivirus is the best place to start if you want to stay safe.

This is one of several in-depth Macworld articles dealing with Mac security.

Also in June, users were warned by security firms Fortinet and Alien Vault that there are new variants of malware targeting Macs after being published on the Dark Web.

A report from Malwarebytes in August 2017 shows that Mac malware has increased 230% since July 2016.

We'd argue that they are wrong - or a bit overconfident, at least.