If you ask any Mac user pretty much anywhere in the world why they’ve opted for a Mac rather than a Windows machine, chances are they’ll tell you it was because of its simplicity, among other things. Indeed, the Mac OS was designed specifically to thwart any and all security threats; that is why it is today widely regarded as one of the most secure operating systems on the market. However, the times they are a changin’. Rather than being after your computer per se, the threats of today are in pursuit of your money and your identity.
Moreover, some of the most common methods in use by hackers today to target specific individuals include “whaling,” “spearphishing,” and “phishing.” If you add another common threat to the mix - for example, router hijacking – the combination becomes almost deadly. That means it’s not a matter of whether or not your identity gets stolen; it’s a matter of when. What can you do to tip the proverbial scales in your favor? Go back to basics. There’s no substitute for a great antivirus program, and the 400+ worldwide users of Avast make sure the company’s products are improved daily thanks to the constant feedback.
Probably one of the best things about this antivirus is the fact that there are no chunky updates that take forever to download and then equally long to install. Instead, the company has solved this problem by establishing a continual stream of automatic, micro updates that make sure your Mac’s protection stays up-to-date with the latest threats. And it doesn’t even matter if you’re running an older Mac – the program only requires 750 MB of disk space and 128 MB of RAM. Also, as long as you’re running any stable version of OSX – including Yosemite – you’re good to go.
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