As a Unix-based operating system mac OS is sandboxed.It's like having a series of fire doors: even if malware gains access to your Mac, it is unable to spread to the heart of the machine.
Here, we reveal the best AV programs for mac OS in 2018.
However, Macs are not entirely safe, and as they grow in popularity and cybercriminals become smarter and greedier, the risk is increasing.
Threats such as ransomware are on the rise, and have recently hit huge organisations including the NHS.
Plenty of Mac aficionados will tell you that Apple computers are inherently secure and don't require protection.
We'd argue that they are wrong - or a bit overconfident, at least.