Are you tired of running out at all hours to try to find some geek to fix your Mac? Most of the time, the culprit of a badly behaving computer is some sort of virus, and although newer Macs come with antivirus protection built in, it is not sufficient. Why? Because it is not kept up-to-date and can be cumbersome to use.

Obviously, if you don’t use it, it won’t work for you. With identity theft, and corrupt programs constantly bombarding your expensive hardware, going without the best virus and malware protection is just plain wrong.
Do you share your computer with other household members? Or do they perhaps just ‘borrow’ your Mac when you’re not looking? With children pushing all kinds of buttons to play games, and teens trying to download a gazillion songs from who knows where, a comprehensive solution is exactly what you need. We all work out computers hard.

Do you remember to turn yours off and detach it from the internet every time you step away? That ten minute coffee break sometimes turns into hours away from the computer, and now you’re really at risk of returning to your desk only to find your hard drive has crashed and some of your critical applications have suddenly become dysfunctional Want some Mac Antivirus scan application but don’t know what will work best in your Mac system? Here’s a list of possible Mac virus scanner that you can choose if you want to get rid of virus and other malicious threats in your Mac system. This will improve your Mac system too in the process.

Mac Antivirus Apps

Mackeeper Antivirus

Mackeeper Antivirus screenshot

The most innovative product on the market for keeping your Mac clean and healthy, head to toe. MacKeeper works seamlessly in the background, 24/7. No longer will you have to wonder what mode you are in (Mac or PC) and no longer will you have to worry that you need two programs to keep your computer safe when MacKeeper does it all.

Avast Antivirus for mac (beta) Avast mac antivirus Avast which typically works for Windows platform before, now already works for Mac platform too. This beats any malware threats that could attack your Mac system. This is highly recommended both for European and US users as one of their best anti-virus applications. Avast antivirus is still in beta and you can grab it for free and works for Mac OSX 10.4 and other higher versions.

ClamXav ClamXav AntiVirus This is another free virus checker tool for Mac OSX. Way back before Mac users are well guaranteed that their system won’t be attacked my malware threats because these are only common among Windows users. But with the increasing demand for Mac products, malware threats are set to terrorize the Mac system too. That is why ClamXav is invented just to protect the Mac OSX. You can get this application for free and works for Mac OSX 10.4 and other higher versions.

iAntiVirus iantivirus mac This application is designed to protect the Mac system for any malware threats. This won’t work for signature threats that only attack the Windows because the Mac is already immune against it. For one year subscription of this app you only need to pay for $30. This runs on Mac OS X 10.5 and other higher version.

MacScan macscan antivirus This offers security and privacy for Mac OSX platform. It can detect, isolate and remove threats, malware, spyware and virus in your Mac system. It can also clean any cluttered Internet files that are stored in your Mac system. It is capable of removing blacklisted cookies in your system without deleting your username and passwords. MacScan is a shareware that you can get at $30 and works for Mac OS X 10.3 and higher version.

Norton AntiVirus for mac Norton mac antivirus This is the most trusted anti virus application both for Mac and Windows users developed by Symantec. It is capable of removing viruses, cleaning infected files and defending the whole system against any threats. The newer versions works for Mac OSX 10.4 version already and allows you to check the Mac system if it is already protected or not. You can buy the application for only $50 and it will give you one year protection already.

Snow Leopard Cache Cleaner

Lion Cache cleaner Antivirus

This is a general purpose tool for your Mac OS X. It performs other tasks including system maintenance, optimization, customization, anti-virus and disaster planning. It is a shareware that only cost you $10 and works for Mac OSX 10.3 and other higher versions.

MacAntivirus Conclusions

These are Mac Antivirus scan applications that work for your Mac OSX. They perform a lot for your Mac system and not just protecting it from any malware threats. Most of these apps are shareware and freeware that only cost you a little and offers greater value for your Mac protection.

50 Kimberly Carver


Kimberly Carver is a trained Mac Specialist/Expert. Trained both in school and on the job she continues to educate herself about Macs at every opportunity she gets. Kim’s official training and areas of expertise include: Mac specialist, AOL IT Tech, certified paralegal, research specialist, and licensed private investigator.