The Free Pill Against Viruses
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There’s no surprise for every Mac-owner that Apple's Mac OS X is already designed secure, thanks to its internal protection configurations. On the other hand, it doesn’t mean that Mac systems are completely and ultimately unbreakable. This is also highlighted by reports of initial ransomware attacks on Mac users. That is why those seeking to enhance their system to the highest level of protection should take a closer look at the security packages available.
Avira Free Antivirus for Mac packs award-winning malware detection into a smart application that almost never needs your attention. Just install it and continue to enjoy your Mac, free of viruses and free of antivirus hassles too.
Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG is a German multinational and family-owned company that provides IT-security (antivirus software, Internet Security, Privacy, Identity and Performance tools) for computers, smartphones, servers and networks — delivered as both software and cloud-based services.
“Security as elegant as your Mac and just as simple.”Avira
Avira’s headquarters are located near Lake Constance, in Tettnang, Germany. The company has additional European offices in Munich, Germany and Bucharest, Romania. Avira also has sales and marketing offices in Beijing, China and in Burlingame, California, USA Silicon Valley.
With an estimated 9.6% of global market share according to OPSWAT, and over 100 million customers, Avira was considered the sixth largest antivirus vendor in 2012.
Avira: free shield for your Mac
Avira protects Macs using traditional signature-based malware scanning combined with behavioral monitoring that looks for telltale signs of malicious files.
And what’s important for many users, Avira delivers first-rate protection for free. Not only does it protect you from all Mac related threats, it also prevents you from passing on PC viruses as well.
Like other antivirus products, Avira benefits from its constantly updated database that receives information from the 100 million users of the company's Windows, Android and Mac software. It uses this database to detect and quarantine PC malware on Macs, to prevent it from spreading.