Antivirus Zap is a comprehensive solution that scans and removes malware and other malicious software from your Mac. It detects threats or suspicious files that are already on your Mac and protects you from being exposed in the future.
- Detects and Removes malware and viruses to safeguard your Mac
- Quick Scan:
- Checks the most likely locations for malware and adware
- Depending on the number of files, the scan takes about 5-15 minutes to complete
- Normal Scan:
- Checks an extended list of most likely locations including Applications, Downloads, Desktop, Mail Download etc. folders
- Depending on the number of files, the scan takes about an hour or more to complete
- Full scan:
- Comprehensive scan that checks the whole system.
- Depending on the number of files, it takes an hour or more to complete, ideal for an overnight scan
- Custom scan:
- Select any specific files or folders to scan
- Perfect for suspicious files, folders and USB drives
- Scan + Browser Restore:
- Same as the Quick Scan and also restores internet browsers by removing extensions, cookies and caches
- Depending on the number of files, the scan takes about 10-30 minutes to complete
– Scans all applications and processes currently in the memory
– Scans all programs that start automatically by the system
– Detects not only macOS but also Windows and Linux threats. You can scan Windows bootcamp, external and network drives for malware.
– Option to exclude certain file types which are unlikely to pose a threat such as image, movie and audio files
– Also searches for malware in archives (zip, pkg, etc.) and inside various types of files such as pdf, pkg, zip, etc.
– Easy to use user interface
– Daily database updates
App Store Reviews
solved my crisis
I clicked on what I thought was an adobe update (duh, it wasn’t), and my internet experience afterwards was a mess: pop-ups, email not working properly, ugh.
This app worked as I had hoped. It zapped almost 30 problems, and after checking the web browser, all seems to be good. Whew.
Worked great !!
The scan found two threats that i had no idea were on my computer. awesome !
Worked better than others I have tried
For me, Antivirus Zap found threats that were missed by one of the most popular free home solutions (name begins with “S”). I’ve been using the latter for many years and will continue to do so in conjunction with Antivirus Zap, just in case, and also because “S” warns me of sites with potential problems before I visit them and lets me configure the type of content that will triger warnings. Also, I occasionally use another malware solution (abbreviated name = “MB”), which was heavilly endorsed to me by Apple Tech Support, and Antivirus Zap detects threats that were missed by that one, too, although it’s possible that these anomalies were due to the state of my computer at the times I have run“MB” and whether its viral definitions had been updated. I’ll need to do additional comparisons regarding Antivirus Zap and “MB.” Also, the fact that Antivus Zap came out on top may be because Antivus Zap was a paid app, whereas I’ve used only the free versions of the other two utilities.
Found 25 threats
Works great, cheap, easy peasy. No reason not to buy this.
Easy to use
Easy to use, fast and better than the more expensive anti-malware apps.
Easy and does a great job
Two of my favorite things to say about an app is that it is easy to use and that they do a good or great job. This is one of those apps. I know I had to pay for it but compaired to some of the higher rated security apps, this ones best. Only one thing would make it better an that would be it would be free. It has caught viruses and moe that the following security software/apps has missed: Sophos, McFee Security, Fyde, Adguard Pro, and Trend. Now maybe some of those would have caught the viruses, content shield, and more.
I don’t know what made me actually pay for this app when I only wanted the free version with the others, it doesn’t really matter. What matters is I feel that it is doing a good job and it does give you the option for quick scans, or extensive scans, which is nice.
Simple, and Works Well
One reason to own a Mac is that they don’t get viruses etc. as often as PCs. BUT they do get them! We avoid advertised sites and other sketchy-sounding sites, but a few months ago, we started getting alerts that our Mac was infected so Click Here. Obviously an attempt to trick us into downloading viruses! We found this app when we searched for virus scan products for Macs. It’s easy to download and install. Very easy to use. We like that it runs in the background and offers a number of options, such as Quick Scan, Normal Scan, Full Scan, Directory Scan, and Browser Restore Scan. They all seem to take a few hours—even the Quick Scan. But initially, a Full Scan found over 30 infected files. We checked the boxes to allow the app to remove them. Recently, we ran the scan again, and it found 2 more infected files. We plan to run this every week or two from now on!
Works Great, Best $4.99 spent
Updated my adobe flash, the update installed adware/malware and then tried to sell me an ap to get rid of what it just installed. Now I understand why Steve Jobs didn’t like adobe. Anyway downloaded this ap, fired it up for a full scan. It found 39 infected files. I erased them and all is well again. Thanks
I suspected malware, but other programs did not unearth any appreciable threats. My iMac was running slow and appeared to be processing several bacground routines of which I could not see. Yet, I noticed several anomalies, which changed the rendering of specific application icons. This suggested possible malware incursions. The Antivirus Zap located 44 threats one iMac, 8 on another, and two between another iMac and MacBook Pro. It turned out that all four machines found malware associated with an App Store recommended application of which I had been using with confidence. I will contact the developer to be aware of the malware anomaly and/or incompatibility.
really is good
Safe and effective
Have used this app on my new and older Mac. Does the job. Nothing fancy: a workhorse. Highly recommended.
Worked quickly and effectively.
Got rid of a very persistent and scary ransomware bug. Thank You!!!
Safari is back in business!
Identified 18 malware and removed them.
Thst's all one can ask from a Virus and Adware App. Good job...
This App is the best! Since installing Antivirus Zap, it has detected all of my phishing emails as well as a problem with Adobe Flash that my other AV software didnt even pick up on. I recently started getting a pop up saying that my Mac OS was infected and wouldn’t let me get to my homepage. Since i run the AVZap almost every day, I knew this was a scam, (support # given was NOT 1-800-myapple--plus they wanted to scan my computer (yeah, right). I immediately ran my Antivirus Zap, it detected the malware, removed it and all is well! Highly recommend this!
I am pleased with Antivirus Zap in that it has discovered and removed 5 malware infections on the first use.
Great price and good results
Quickly removed some very annoying adware.
Nice & Easy Product
I am new to Mac and finding the products to be of a superior value. That includes this one. I would suggest this one to any one I know
I was a lttle leary about the software but it worked great and was very easy to use.
I wasn’t having any particular problem, but this app had enough 5 star ratings I felt it was worth it to give it a try. Turns out I had a few phishing emails buried deep that other apps missed. Cool.
Just what was needed. Problem solved.
I somehow acquired a virus that was an extension on my safari browser. Whenever I went to safari I was redirected to "Any Search Manager”. I couldn’t find this in my applications. This app quickly found it when I did the browser restore scan. problem solved. this was a very inexpensive way to solve my problem.
Mac runs like new!
My mac runs like it did when I first installed the SSD
Works so far!
My I-MAC wa slow and it would not stay connected to the internet. I had to restart the computer if I did not make an enrty in 15 minutes or 30 minutes if I was working on an internet sight. I used computer cleaners, which cleaned some of the bad files; but I still expereinced the internet conection problems. I paid over a hundfed $$ for a service to clean my computer, and it took care of my problem temporarily, but did not solve it. I purchased and installed Antivirus Zap sofware on my computer and did a quick scan. It found 52 corrupted files that the other 3 attempts did not find. I deleted the corrupted files and my computer seems to be running faster and I was able to reconnect to the internet without having to restart my computer. What was said in previous writeups about MacKeeper and Megabackup is true. They are bad for your computer and patience. They apparently plant bugs deep in your computer so they disrupt things so you will buy their software at a monthly charge which is more than the one-time sale price of Anti-virus Zap. Antivirus Zap detected these deepl hidden viruses. I hope it detected and allowed me to, delete these files from mhy computer operating system. Only time will tell. It is well worth the $4.95 adn savings in my personal frustrations to regain control of my own com[puter. I look forwafd to doing a Normal, Full, and Directory scan in the next few days over night so I can be sure that it gets them all. It is also nice to know that this software will alert and protect me to future viruses as my compujter is exposed to them.
I didn’t really have any issues, but the price was right so I use it to keep things clean. It finds the occational file and hasn’t screwed anything up, so… FIVE STARS!
My computer had ground to a halt it would not access the internet and I could not get safari to operate or function or search, or type in new directions. obtained this program fromm the AP store ran one scan and found 9 issues 8 were minor number 9 was and older program i installed in 2017 .deleted them. computer now works like it is supposed to.