— Mac users saw more malware in Q2 (April to June) than they saw in all of 2016
— Malwarebytes now provides real-time cyber protection for Mac users
SANTA CLARA, Calif. – August 24, 2017 – Malwarebytes, the leader in advanced malware prevention and remediation solutions, today announced the release of Malwarebytes for Mac, featuring real-time protection to automatically block and remove cyberthreats, including malware, adware, and potentially unwanted programs. The innovative and fast detection engine has minimal impact on device operations to ensure Mac computers run like they should, and is recommended over traditional antivirus programs by many professionals.
According to data collected by Malwarebytes, Mac users saw more malware in the second quarter (May to June) than they had seen in all of 2016. In fact, more new malware families have appeared this year than in any other previous year in Mac history.
“We carefully designed Malwarebytes for Mac to protect all Mac users from cyber threats and potentially unwanted programs so that they can feel safe and have a Mac that performs like it should,” said Marcin Kleczynski, CEO, Malwarebytes. “Antivirus and security awareness is no longer enough defense for Mac users, the growth of Mac malware has made that very clear. We hope that more and more Mac users will come to this realization and begin to seek out additional defenses.”
Malwarebytes for Mac features several distinct benefits and features for users to protect against this increasingly dangerous Mac threat landscape, including:
- Real-time Anti-Malware Protection Scanner: Malwarebytes for Mac provides ultra-fast proactive scanning for malware and spyware in real-time, in addition to flagging potentially unwanted programs and adware.
- Antivirus Replacement or Complement: Malwarebytes for Mac completely replaces existing antivirus solutions or can run alongside any antivirus program.
- Small System Footprint: Malwarebytes for Mac utilizes minimal system resources to ensure that Macs run smoothly.
“Mac threats are not taken seriously enough in the security community today,” said Thomas Reed, Director of Mac and Mobile, Malwarebytes. “Adware and potentially unwanted programs are becoming a major problem for Mac users. Some very popular apps have been known to carry these threats and despite protections in place, the App Store is not immune to these threats. For example, the recent Proton Remote Access Trojan that plagued Mac users fooled many experienced, security-minded people who became infected. This perpetuates a crucial lesson that, despite what many Mac users think, they are not safe even if they are careful about what they download. Being security-savvy is no longer enough, all Mac users need dedicated protection against malware, adware, and potentially unwanted programs.”
For further details on Malwarebytes for Mac, click here.