Regardless the machine and operating system you are working on, security is one of the prime concerns of any user. So, if you are working on Mac, your personal information and data is equally under danger than any other user working on any operating system.
Compared to Windows, Mac operating systems are indeed safer and Mac viruses are a rarity. But that does not mean Mac is impenetrable. The main reason that there are so far fewer viruses for Mac is the still dominating market share of Windows computers. Security through obscurity, it’s often dubbed; although the gap is steadily closing.
This creates a false sense of security and causes people to be negligent in how they approach the internet. Far too many people are using a Mac with confidential files and no software security what so ever. You’ll see the top security applications for Apple computers in the line-up below.
iAntiVirus – Virus Scanner
A virus scanner takes a look at all your files and searches for properties that are known to belong to viruses. This is one of the best ways to keep your computer protected. In July 2010, Matt Smith wrote a more extensive review of iAntiVirus, check it out.
iAntivirus is exactly what you’d expect from the screenshot above; excruciatingly simple. Once you’re past the installation and have fired up the application, you’ll be able to select from two options.
Adeona is an open source application which is basically anti theft program. Using this program, you can track your MacBook if in case it gets stolen. The fact that it lets only YOU to track your machine ensures that no body else does not make the unethical use of this app. In addition to its robust tracking mechanism, this anti theft app for Mac captures pictures using its camera and send it to you when connected to Internet.
Cleaning junk and useless files is one of the most important daily chores of every computer user regardless the operating system you are working on. Once you get rid of files in cache, temporary Internet files, etc. you will straightaway realize its better performance.
NoobProof – Firewall Configuration
As the name implies, it’s a largely foolproof application that allows you to create additional rule sets for the firewall. By and large, you can use NoobProof to handle additional services on a port-specific level. If you were looking for a disconcerting amount of control, try WaterRoof. It was also developed by Hanynet, with more advanced functionality, but also far more difficult to use.