While Windows PCs are frequently in the news for attracting the most nasty malware, Mac computers aren’t immune to the wrath of cyberspace. This is why we’ve reviewed and tested the best virus protection for mac available to keep your Apple computer safe.

Our top picks offer near-perfect malware detection rates, and come with essential security features such as ransomware protection, phishing defenses, and microphone guards and cameras. They also provide a gentle pressure on system resources, and deliver great performance. Some, such as McAfee and Trend Micro have even been rated as best in independent laboratory tests.

Apple’s Gatekeeper security software is extremely efficient in blocking the majority of malware. However, it could be tricked with clever attacks that exploit flaws in third-party software running on top of Mac OS. Standalone virus scanners can help.

Comodo is a free antivirus software with an easy-to-use interface. It can scan any file your system accesses in a quick manner, with scans completing in a matter of minutes and a full system scan taking an hour or two. You can program these scans to run at convenient times so that your Mac does not become clogged up.

Malwarebytes has been eliminating all Windows threats since 2006, so it’s no surprise that its Mac version is equally effective against these as well. It’s installation is the size of three digital music files. This makes it a light add-on to any system. It doesn’t offer real-time protection which means it’s not able to stop an attack before it happens. However, a complete scan of your system takes a few hours, and the minimal design guarantees that it won’t interfere with other programs.