Why Macs don't need security software (mostly), but why you should still have antivirus on your Mac. Business Insider claims that Macs are now more vulnerable to viruses and attack than even Windows PCs. And Fortune has warned of Mac malware that can freeze Apple computers.
Also, can you get a virus on a Mac?
Additional security threats. Although a Mac is less susceptible to viruses, Mac users can still be the victims of trojan horses, phishing scams, and other online fraud. There is no such thing as a 100% safe computer, a Mac, Windows, and even Linux are all capable of being infected with a virus or other malware.
How do you find a virus on your computer?
The status of your antivirus software is typically displayed in Action Center.
- Open Action Center by clicking the Start button.
- Click the arrow button next to Security to expand the section.
- If Windows can detect your antivirus software, it will be listed under Virus protection.
- Click Update now.