Malwarebytes for Mac Premium – Review 2023

Years of Mac commercials touted the concept that PCs get viruses, but Macs don’t. In the real world, Macs are an attractive target for malware coders. Perhaps not as inviting a target as PCs or Android devices, but there’s no question that Mac-specific malware exists. Going without Mac antivirus protection is just a bad idea. Malwarebytes has a reputation for wiping out malware even when other utilities fail, but the Mac edition doesn’t have lab test reports to back that up. One independent lab labels Norton 360 Deluxe for Mac a top product, while Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac holds near-perfect scores from two labs. If independent verification is important to you, one of these two Mac antivirus programs may suit you better.

How Much Does Malwarebytes for Mac Premium Cost?

Just under $40 per year is a common price for a single year’s antivirus subscription, both Windows and macOS editions. A third of the Mac antivirus utilities I follow hit this mark. Malwarebytes is just a little higher, at $44.99 per year, but at the three-license level, it aligns with the rest. Half of the macOS antivirus utilities that offer a three-license subscription charge between $55 and $60; Malwarebytes goes for $59.99 at the three-license level.

Paying $79.99 per year gets you five licenses. With multi-device subscriptions, subscription you can install Malwarebytes on Macs or Windows boxes, your choice. Note that at the three- and five-device tiers, an extra $20 per year gets you the Malwarebytes Privacy VPN.

With Norton, you pay $114.99 per year for five licenses. You get VPN protection with no bandwidth limits at this level, along with a full panoply of other security suite features. McAfee AntiVirus Plus for Mac charges $64.99 per year, but that license lets you install protection on all your macOS, Windows, Android, iOS, and ChromeOS devices. As you can see, there’s a lot of variation in pricing.

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