As of 2015 Bitdefender Antivirus Plus and McAfee Antivirus Plus are highly rated online virus scan products. PCMag.com awarded both programs with its Editor’s Choice Award for their 2016 software versions. Both antivirus products are available with yearly subscription fees and are available for Windows computers. McAfee also provides antivirus protection for Mac OS and various smartphone devices under the same subscription. Each antivirus product also includes additional features, besides removing viruses and protecting from further attacks.
Bitdefender Antivirus Plus features an Autopilot mode, which helps protect from viruses without any user interaction. The feature also suppresses pop-ups and yields resources to prevent them from appearing while users are using a program. A Rescue Mode is also included, which removes ransomware by simply rebooting the computer.
McAfee Antivirus Plus provides additional protection by adding McAfee’s Shredder. This feature allows users to securely delete sensitive files that remain on disks even after it has been deleted into the Recycle Bin.
TechRadar.com and TomsGuide.com rate Avira as one of the best free Mac Antivirus products. Avira includes very few additional features, but does offer scheduled scans and an easy user friendly interface. Despite what some users might believe, Macs do have the ability become infected with malware, and Avira provides one option for protection.