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5 Popular Mac Antivirus Software Programs

Last week we talked about the Clean My Mac software program that is designed to clean up your Mac computer and make it run smoother than ever. Now, we’re going to take a look at Mac antivirus software programs.

Apple says that Mac don’t need antivirus software programs to protect them from viruses because Macs don’t get viruses. And Apple is right about it, with small exceptions, of course. It is true that Mac computers rarely get viruses, but you need to focus on the word rarely. If you’re running Mac OS X you might want to protect your computer and feel that an antivirus is necessary. Here is a quick overview of the 5 most popular Mac antivirus software programs. Read our reviews and take notes!

Avast for Mac Antivirus Software Review

The best part about the Avast Free Antivirus for Mac 8.0 is that it’s free. It’s a decent Mac antivirus software program that does have a few cons. The first one is the fact that it will slow down your system, which is the most undesirable thing when it comes to computers. Another one is that it will give you a ton of false system positives, which is, again, very undesirable. And lastly, the privacy policy is a bit iffy, so if you’re really hungry for an antivirus software for Mac, then Avast is good, but not great.

Avira for Mac Antivirus Software Review

The Avira is a free antivirus software for Mac and it’s much better than the Avast one. It does its job of detecting malware very well and it does it without slowing down your system. When compared to the Avast Mac antivirus software and it has a much better privacy policy. The default settings will not scan all of your files, but just the ones it considers dangerous. It lets you set the boundaries, which we believe to be a great feature for any type of software. It’s the best free Mac antivirus software out there!

Panda Antivirus for Mac Review

With Panda Antivirus for Mac, we’ve just moved to the big boys’ league. It costs a whopping $49.45 for one year’s subscription and it does its job splendidly. You can download a free trial period of one month and you don’t need a credit card to do so. It’s compatible even with the latest Mac OX X Yosemite operating system and it requires 200MB of free disk space, less than the majority of Mac antivirus software programs are charging.

Mac Antivirus Software

What’s great about the Panda antivirus for Mac is that it was made especially for Mac. Unlike Avast, which was created at the beginning of the ‘90s for Windows, Panda was crafted for Macs. As with any good antivirus program, you can get on-demand scanning wherever you want. You can select the files you want scanned and even have your email checked for viruses (you would be surprised at how much spyware and malware hides in there). The Panda antivirus for Mac also has a scheduled-scanning tool, which allows you to schedule when you want your system scanned and real-time scanning is pretty great. If you have the money, then get the Panda Mac antivirus software, it’s a wonderful tool to keep your system clean and healthy.

ClamXav2 Mac Antivirus Software Review

Another free Mac antivirus software programs, the ClamXav2, this one we do not recommend. Even if you don’t want to spend a penny of your Mac antivirus software, you don’t have to download this one. Although the programs does get updated by its developer, it’s slow in its scans. It won’t slow down your Mac, but it won’t get the job done properly, either. Pass!

Have you tried any of these Mac antivirus software programs? Care to share your thoughts on them with us? Drop us a line in the comment section below.

Apple Pay Mobile Payments Service Details Revealed in Training Documents

Last month Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were launched and the record breaking sales weren’t a surprise to anyone. iOS 8 followed with flaws that required Apple to pull it off the market and release an operating system update just two days later. Now, in the latest Apple news, the new iPad Air 2 is going to be launched during the Apple media event that is going to take place today, October 16. We will keep you posted!

Today, we’re going to take a look at another service that Apple has been working on for more than a year: the Apple Pay mobile payments service, which will allow its users to pay online and in actual stores with their smartphone and nothing else.

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Apple says on their official website that Gone are the days of searching for your wallet. They are encouraging people to stop swiping their cards and waiting, instead they should simply use their iPhone and with one single touch, the payment is complete.

This is achieved by entering all the details of the card and the back in the Passbook app and the Mobile Pay app and with only one touch, you will be able to complete the purchase. What’s really nice about the Apple Pay mobile payments service is that you don’t have to open up an app to make payments! The contactless reader will scan the display of your phone and the iPhone will do the rest in a second. All you need to do is authorize the pay by simply putting your finger on the Touch ID sensor. All this is realized thanks to the Near Field Communication antenna that the iPhone 6 has. When the payment is complete, you don’t even have to check your phone, it simply vibrates so that you know the payment is done. Pretty awesome don’t you think?

Training Documents Showed Details about the Apple Pay Mobile Payments Service

People simply can’t wait for the new Apple Pay mobile payments service. Days away from becoming available to the public, dew details have surfaced about the new Apple Pay mobile payments service, through training documents and we have to say the service looks great!

Apple has started to prepare its employees in retail for the launch of the Apple Pay mobile payments service and thanks to this training, new documents have become available that give us a glimpse into Apple Pay.

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So how does it work? Well, it seems that users will set up their Apple Pay in Passbook or through Settings. Users can add up to eight debit or credit cards either by adding them manually, or scanning them with the phone’s camera. Every card added on Apple Pay will be able to send push notifications and the user can check the transaction list. When a cred or debit card expires, Passbook will update the card with the help of the bank, and you wouldn’t have to do anything!

The training documents also reveal that employees are expected to highlight the security as well as simplicity of the Apple Pay mobile payments service. All of Apple Store’s employees are going to receive one hour of Apple Pay training this week.

The Apple Pay mobile payments service is going to go live this weekend, sources are saying, but we believe that it’s going to happen today, after the Apple media event in Cupertino, California. The service will be made available to all owners of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, through an operating system update.

What are your thoughts on the Apple Pay mobile payments service? Are you excited about it? Are you planning to use it? Drop us a line in the comment section below and tell us about it. We love hearing from our readers!

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Sources Say the New iPad Mini 3 Will Not Be Launched this Year

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How to Install Microsoft Office for Mac

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