Regular checkups will save you from undetected malware that can harm your software or your personal data. Depending on how much time you surf online and what kind of websites you visit, you can have daily, weekly or monthly checkups.
How to run a virus check on Mac?
There are two ways to run the check. The first is checking all the downloaded files manually and observing if anything has changed in the way your device is working. The second variant is using special software on a Mac computer for this purpose.
We recommend using only trustworthy software that is provided by a well-known company to make sure that you will not a new virus.
Run virus scan on Mac with ease
We can find only a Firewall that is installed and configured by default on mac devices. If you want to run a virus scan on a Macbook, you need to get third-party software that can analyze the content of your hard drive. Here’s a step-by-step guide for you below.
Step 1. How do I run a virus scan on my Mac? Start with selecting and installing the software you want to use for the checks. Once you get it installed, open it.
Step 2. Some apps offer only to run virus-checking options while others provide it as a feature of a big application full of different perks. It doesn’t influence the quality of the check and the results you get at the end. Launch the Antivirus feature and proceed.
Step 3. The next step is the process of scanning. It’s the time to hit the button and get the results of the checkup. However, we’d like to warn you that this process may take much time. It’s good to leave your device for a few minutes or a few hours to let the app do its job. Don’t worry if you see how your screen turns off – the app will continue its work.
Step 4. The last step is viewing a list of risky files and options for what to do with them. There may be some apps that you downloaded a long time ago from untrusted websites, various suspicious files and so on. You can delete them forever, leave as they are now or move them into a new directory where nothing will access them.