AVG has been offering fee antivirus software for Windows PC users and smartphones for a long time. The antivirus software that the company offers users for free works well and protects 172 million active users today according to the company. AVG has announced the launch of a new software suite aimed at protecting Mac computers.
AVG notes some people think Macs are immune to viruses and other types of malware, but that isn’t the case. The reason that there weren’t as many viruses and other nefarious content aimed at Macs in the past was because the operating system had a low adoption rate. However, AVG believes that with the increased popularity of the iPhone and iPad, the Mac computer is now a ripe target for attackers.
AVG has now extended its AnitVirus product range to cover Mac computers. The AVG Mac product will support OS X and Mountain Lion. AVG AntiVirus for Mac protects Mavericks and Mountain Lion from viruses and spyware. The AVG Resident Shield tech runs in the background to scan files that are opened, copied, and saved automatically.
The software also offers triple protection with scans for files transferred from the Mac to Windows and Android devices as well to prevent any infections from spreading. The software has drag and drop functionality for scanning files and automatically updates itself. The AVG AntiVirus for Mac software is a free download.