Mac antivirus

How Does Mac Virus Protection Work?

A Mac virus protection program or as it is most commonly known – a Mac Antivirus software, is a computer program that can scan your entire system and rat out any malicious Malware and viruses.

Once it has sniffed out the culprits top Mac Antivirus apps can eradicate them and fix any problems they may have caused. This will keep all of your vital personal and financial information out of harms way and return your poor Apple Mac to normal working condition.

Mac Antivirus softwares typically use two main techniques to scare off plaguing Malware once and for all…

  • They exhaustively examine files searching for malware codes they can identify using their up-to-date virus database.
  • They also stay on the look out for any suspicious behavior taking place inside your machine that might indicate an invasion.

 

Using Their Mac Virus Database…

Some free Mac virus protection apps don’t come with a large malware database, let alone one that is updated 24/7. With 30,000 newborn Apple targeted infections being set loose daily, it is crucial you invest in a software that has an on the ball database to avoid any newbies breaking in and wreaking havoc.

MacKeeper, Norton and Kespersky all have updated Malware databases.
They also protect against Microsoft Window infections to be extra safe.

When your Mac Antivirus scan a file for any nasty lurkers it dips into its database ad compares all the code in your files against the library of malware codes.
If it tracks down a bug then the professional program can either delete the file with your say so if it is riddled with Malware, quarantine it so the file can no longer communicated with other areas of your computer preventing the infection from spreading, or repair the file by carefully removing the bug and smoothing over any damaged areas left behind.

 

Identifying Suspicious Behavior…

Even though your Mac virus protection can scan your computer manually or on auto in frequent intervals to look for dodgy code, it can also catch viruses by monitoring suspicious behavior. This may be a when your Mac suddenly starts running oddly slow or perhaps an app makes an attempt to write data to an executable program. Suspect actions will be flagged and you will be alerted. You will then be provided with several options to banish the bug for good.

 

So now you are clued up on what Mac virus protection programs can do, you can certainly see how essential they are!

Sophie Tucker

Sophie Tucker

Chef Author at MacNerdy.com
Hi I'm Sophie, Chef Author at Macnerdy.com I'm a self proclaimed Mac Nerd and try and make it my job to know the latest tips and tricks for my readers. So whether you are a budding Mac geek, or a full blown enthusiast, I hope my guides can get you through smoothly 🙂
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Hi I'm Sophie, Chef Author at Macnerdy.com I'm a self proclaimed Mac Nerd and try and make it my job to know the latest tips and tricks for my readers. So whether you are a budding Mac geek, or a full blown enthusiast, I hope my guides can get you through smoothly :)