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There is an app Malwarebytes which is popular for detecting and deleting Malware. I don't know how this compares to Nortons but maybe its a viable option. The website,located here, advertises a free version. The full application is available here: and also offeres a free version.


Everyone always recommends Malwarebytes… however the free version will not actively scan, so you're left with remembering to run a scan. There's nothing wrong with it, but if you look at AV-TEST (which is about the closest thing to an actual official authority on which antivirus is 'best') you'll see it's not even listed. Now, that is for two reasons - 1. ...


I would recommend MalwareBytes. However, macOS already includes XProtect, which is a regularly updated blacklist of malware. On top of that, there are lots of built-in security features that make it very difficult for malware to do damage: processes are limited in what they can read or write. Of course, I'm not suggesting that 'Macs don't get malware'. But ...


Many security researchers recommend this malware scanner. Myself even if I don't think much of 3rd AV software

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