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Best Free Antivirus for Mac

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Macs may be harder to infect, but Mac users are every bit as susceptible to social engineering scams that can lead to infection. Here are the best free Mac antivirus apps that will help keep you safe online.

1. Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition

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Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition offers business-grade protection free for home use. And the protection literally is business-grade - the free version is based on the same Mac virus scanner Sophos offers in their Endpoint Security line. Best of all, Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition detects both Mac and Windows malware.

2. PC Tools iAntivirus for Mac

PC Tools iAntivirus is free for home (and home office) use and supports Intel-based Macs running OS X 10.5 and above. An unobtrusive and efficient Mac antivirus software option that dedicated Mac users will want to try.

3. ClamXav -- Free Mac Antivirus Software

The free ClamXav supports Mac OS X versions 10.4 and above (Tiger, Leopard and Snow Leopard). Ideal for international users, ClamXav is available in multiple languages, including English, Danish, French, German, Japanese, Korean and Spanish.

4. VirusBarrier Express

The free VirusBarrier Express from Intego offers an on-demand scanner to ferret out Mac malware. Multiple languages are supported, including English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Requires Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later.
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