As long as I can remember there has been a myth that Apple computers aren’t susceptible to viruses. It was never that they aren’t susceptible, it was that there weren’t enough of them to warrant hackers going after them.
Windows has been dominating the desktop/laptop market since Windows 95 came out. About 10 years ago, Windows was running on about 92% of all desktops and laptops and only about 6% were Apple. Today, Apple has risen to 20% in the United States and Windows has dropped to 75%. The numbers outside of the U.S. are quite different as Apple computers aren’t as popular outside the U.S.
Now Mac users who bought into the myth that their computers were immune to viruses are finding out they are susceptible. Apple computer viruses are quickly on the rise now. As of July 2017, the number of Apple viruses since July 2016 has increased by 230%!
We here at Cyber Tek Computer Pros can confirm that we are seeing more infected Mac computers.
Note that we are talking about iMacs and MacBooks. This does NOT include iPads, iPods, and iPhones. They use completely different software.
Anyway, if you have an iMac or MacBook (or MacBook Air), we highly recommend that you have antivirus software installed on your Mac.
If you want the best security there is, then consider subscribing to our Security And Maintenance (SAM) service plan. It’s only $20/month. It includes the best security software you can buy. But our SAM plan is much more than just security. Click here for more information on our SAM plan. The next best security for the Mac would be BitDefender. It costs $50/year. There are also some free security programs for the Mac. The best ones are Sophos and Avast.
If you have any questions or need help with your Mac, please contact us.