Accessible Antivirus Software for the Mac

macOS & Mac Apps


I do work with a lot of different people. Some of them use Windows, others use Mac. Do you have any great antivirus software that both can detect viruses related to Windows and Mac, so I can be sure that I do not get infected? I do also use Windows virtual machines in a few acations, but not quite often, but still I want to be protected and protect my friends as well if all possible.

Best regards Thomas



Submitted by Siobhan on Friday, August 14, 2015

Hi. I use both antivirus express, I think it's free and clamsav which I know is free. Clams av has sounds to let you know when the scan is finished, antivirus you just leave alone for ages. :) also I'd recommend clean my mac, It's a twenty dollar program that will get rid of everything from old files, to attachments, to even helping shred things thereby bypassing your trash folder. I haven't used that shredder one, and the clean my mac is pretty accessible. @ke7zum recomended it to me, glad she did. Hope these helped. I can't speak as to if they kill windows viruses, but I haven't used windows isnce seven and that was ages ago.


Thank you so much for the suggestions. I've looked at clamsav years ago, but it is not in the App store anymore in Denmark. Do you know where I can get it?

Best regards Thomas

Submitted by Charan (not verified) on Friday, August 14, 2015

Hi, from what I know Clams av is no longer free.

Submitted by Siobhan on Friday, August 14, 2015

Hi Sharon I think I got that right. I got it free on the U.s. app store. Maybe you should look there, if you use a Mac? Sorry Tomas I can't help with finding it, best bet would be google it. :)

Submitted by Justin on Saturday, August 15, 2015

Yeah, your best option is to try googling it and see what comes up. I can't speak for Denmark, but it is free in US. I also use Virus barrier plus, which at las t time of purchasing was around $9.00, and it seems to work well.

Submitted by Thomas Byskov Dalgaard on Saturday, August 15, 2015

Hi Justin!

Do you know if that program can detect bad stuff related to Windows software stored on external hardddrives? If the program is accessible and can do that I'll be happy to pay for it.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Saturday, August 15, 2015

In reply to by Charan (not verified)

Clamxav is no longer free and it's been pulled from the mac app store. It is now $30 or so. I would use avast. it's accessible and malware bytes also works on mac as well.

Submitted by Thomas Byskov Dalgaard on Sunday, August 16, 2015


Thanks for these suggestions. Installed them both, and they are very nice and accessible. However Malwarebytes did not take more than a few seconds to scan my computer, so perhaps I need to configure something... But thanks for Avast, it will remain on my system just in case. :-)

Best regards Thomas

Submitted by Siobhan on Sunday, August 16, 2015

Hi Ke7 thanks for that I didn't realize they pulled it.I'll go get avast now. As for malware bytes, I used it to get rid of a problem I had, and you're right, it doesn't take long to scan. I don't think you need to configure anything, glad we could help.

Submitted by Siobhan on Sunday, August 16, 2015

Hi. I know I just posted, but i got rid of clamsav, shame because I did like the sounds when you were done being scanned. Anyway I put avast into the search box of the mac app store and got bit medic 29.99 does this sound right? Thanks for any help. I wasn't really needing to spend thirty bucks.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Sunday, August 16, 2015

Nope it is not in the mac app store. Well the business version probably is but yeah. I can't remember where I got it but googling should help.

Submitted by Thomas Byskov Dalgaard on Tuesday, August 18, 2015


Has anyone figured out how to read the popups the shields can do from time to time it states that it blocked an infection, but I can't get any info on which file it was, and how I can handle it.

Please be aware that Avast is a good scanner, but it can actually discover false positives, so be a little sceptical if it says something is virus or anything else.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

I just move it to the chest and view them later. . Not much help but I did this when I had avast 10 years ago.

Submitted by Craig Werner on Friday, April 26, 2019

Hello, everyone.

I try to exercise extreme caution when on the net, but recently, my antivirus/antimalware software, ClamXAV Version 3., detected a trojan version of Adobe Flash Player. Although many users do not use protection software, I have read in responsible quarters that threats to the Mac OS are increasing, which prompts me to ask which antimalware packages are truly VoiceOver-accessible.

ClamXAV is quite accessible although buttons sometimes lack labels. How accessible is Sophos? Avast? Bitdefender?

Thank you for all help.


Submitted by Justin on Friday, April 26, 2019

I've got an antivirus app called antivirus zap, virus and malware I think it's called. It's usable, most of the buttons are unlabeled, but have text below them that tells you what they do. Besides the unlabelled buttons, the app is easy to use and works well.

Submitted by Igna Triay on Friday, April 26, 2019

bit defendor is fully accessible. I know Sophos is accessible, i'm just not sure how much but it look to be