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Your creativity secured: How Mac users can protect their masterpieces

Jeff Elder, 23 October 2019

Cybercriminals have woken up to the value of hacking Macs, like burglars realizing there is wealth inside art museums

When Coldplay goes into the studio, the producer recording the band uses a Mac. When author Stephen King writes spine-tingling novels, he sits down every day to write on a Mac. When Pixar made animated films like “Wall-E” and “Monsters Inc.,” the studio used Macs. 

Since the breakthrough “1984” television commercial introduced the Macintosh computer to the world, Apple has been a favorite company for creators. Creativity permeates the Mac community. Eva, Wall-E’s sweetheart in the Pixar film was modeled on an iPod. U2 released an entire album free on iTunes. New YouTube campaigns encourage artists to “Make Something Wonderful.”

No wonder Apple users consider themselves more creative than Windows/Android users. In the U.S., 47% of Apple users would describe themselves as creative, while 40% of Windows/Android users think the same.

Mac users associate their work with their computers – which they see as irreplaceable, muse-filled, engines of their creativity. But cybercriminals have woken up to the value of hacking Macs, like burglars realizing there is wealth inside art museums. 

Imagine Coldplay’s albums never being heard. Stephen King’s books never read. Your masterpieces locked up by ransomware forever. 

You may have always believed your Mac was safe due to built-in protections. Your macOS might stop some malware variants, but it can’t protect you against all of today’s threats. 

Avast Security for Mac protects on three fronts: malware, malicious websites, and vulnerable Wi-Fi networks. Avast Security provides essential free protection against all three threats, and our Premium version goes further to expose Wi-Fi intruders and stop ransomware.

Our Avast Premium Security for Mac not only blocks viruses, spyware, Trojans, and other malware in real-time, it also scans your entire Mac for already-hidden threats.

So go ahead, make something wonderful, Mac users. Your creativity is secure with Avast.