TotalAV Review – Mac

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Score 9.8

Threat Protection

  • 24/7 Full Cyber-Protection
  • Smart Firewall Protection
  • Dark Web Monitoring
  • Advanced Parental Control
  • Gaming Compatibility
  • Identity Protection
  • SafeCam Protection
  • Device Tune-up
  • Browser Manager
  • Ad-block Pro
Plans & Prices:
  • Antivirus Pro 2021:
    C$19 per year for three devices
  • Internet Security 2021:
    C$39 per year for five devices
  • Total Security 2021:
    C$59 per year for six devices

Payment Methods


If you have a Mac computer, or rather even if you don’t have one, you’ve most likely heard an old rumor that Mac users don’t need any antivirus software since there are no viruses for Mac.
It was true once, but many years that Apple computers are booming the market, the bad guys were also upgrading their skills.
A lot of reports going back to 2017 were posted about Macs being less secure than they once were. Business Insider and Fortune both claimed that Macs are now more vulnerable to viruses and attack and that there is some Mac malware that can completely freeze Apple computers.
While Macs are still believed to be generally more secure than Windows PCs, they are far from invincible and it is generally getting worse. Simply put, these days you must seriously consider having your Mac device protected by a solid antivirus system.

TotalAV is one of the most cost-beneficial antivirus software for Mac providers. The software provides you with complete digital home protection by keeping your Mac OS operated devices safe from malware, adware, spyware, and other malicious threats.

During our research on antivirus software, we’ve identified five key criteria for you to consider when choosing an antivirus software: 1. Threat Protection 2. Resource consumption 3. 24/7 protection/real-time scanning 4. Extra protection features 5. Platforms/Devices accessibility. Our reviews will examine each antivirus software in accordance with how well it delivers on these five criteria.

How TotalAV meets the 5 criteria?

1. Threat Protection

Malware Protection
The system is designed to detect malicious software like viruses, adware or spyware on Mac computers or MacBook laptops, and remove it.

Spyware Protection
Spyware can secretly monitor your actions on your device, capture passwords, banking credentials, and credit card details. TotalAV is capable of recognizing such programs, block and remove them.

Web Protection
The system is scanning along as you’re surfing the Internet, detecting which websites are safe to visit & blocking the possibly dangerous websites and downloads.

Phishing Websites Protection
TotalAV is capable of recognizing and blocking fake & “spoof” websites, specifically created to steal your personal data, for example by sending you a fake email or message with a link.

Adware Protection
Adware is less dangerous, but it is still nothing else than malicious software that uses your computer resources to automatically display or download advertising materials such as banners or pop-ups. This both slows down your device and usually hinders your surfing experience. TotalAV is capable of blocking and removing such programs as well.

2. Resource Consumption

Yes, like any other antivirus software, TotalAV will also consume some of your system resources and can possibly slow it down a little… But, the software contains a system boost and disc cleaner as a part of the package. What does it actually mean?

Over time even the highest spec Mac device will naturally slow down anyway. Cache and cookies, startup applications, duplicates, old, damaged & junk-files, not completely deleted programs — all that could and will significantly slow down your OS system.

Mac Cleaner Tools of TotalAV identify the system errors and programs impacting your device’s performance; optimize, clean and delete the junk. As a result, you won’t recognize the slow down from the software. Quite the opposite, there’s a big chance you will even feel the upgrade as a result of its activity.


3. 24/7 Real-time Scanning

TotalAV antivirus software is constantly running in the background and monitoring your Mac OS system, as long as the device is on, detecting & blocking the malware before it gets on your hard-drive. In addition to that, it offers a scheduled scan option where you can set up a weekly, fortnightly or monthly extensive full scans.

4. Extra Protection Features

  • VPN Internet Security. Using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) can provide a wide range of benefits from securing a private browsing session to unlocking restricted content. This useful feature is available to purchase and will enhance your online security and open up new possibilities on the web. Browse anonymously and securely online. Encrypt your connection to the Internet to block hackers from intercepting your data.
  • Password Manager. Easily manage and keep all your passwords secure in one place.
  • Firewall. Remote management of Windows firewall or built-in advanced firewall tools.
  • Identity Protection. Identity protection from Experian integrated to protect your identity on and offline.
  • Browser Manager. Easily allows users to clear history, cache and tracking cookies from their web browsers.


5. Platforms/Devices Accessibility

TotalAV offers an all-in-one cross-platform solution, meaning that by purchasing one package and signing-up for one account — you are getting full coverage for all of your iMac, Macbook, iPhone, or iPad devices.

Windows OS

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User Experience

TotalAV protection from malware is said to be one of the strongest parts of the package. It’s integrated into the product and self-manageable, which makes it seamless and easy to use. Just one click with a short sign-up form is enough to have it installed and running, ready to scan your system. Crisp & clear reports at the end of the scanning process are easy to understand and show you right away all the problems and dangers discovered, as well as ways of solving them in one click. The overall interface is intuitive and self-explanatory.


Antivirus Pro

C$19 / year

  • Entry-level protection
  • All the main features
  • 3  license

Internet Security

C$39 / year

  • Most popular package
  • All the main features
  • 5 license
  • Safe Password Vault

Total Security

C$59 / year

  • Complete edition
  • All the main features
  • 6 license
  • Safe Password Vault
  • Smartphone Optimizer & Protection
  •  24/7 Priority Super-Fast Support

A nice touch is that all of the three options include a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee trial version, giving you the opportunity to try the software in action, before deciding how much you are ready to invest.

Support and Customer Service

The TotalAV customer service is what makes the product from good to great. Multiple contact channels are available, letting you receive the needed information easily.
Except for the standard E-mail support, the 24/7 phone hotline and an online live chat are at your service. There’s even an option to upgrade your experience with Priority Support feature, boosting your request right to the top of the queue.

Pros & Cons

  • Impressive protection capabilities
  • User-friendly interface
  • Various useful extra features
  • Very cheap for the Initial Term
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • Web Shield requires separate installation & supports only Chrome and Firefox

Bottom Line

TotalAV is one of the most cost-beneficial antivirus software for Mac providers. TotalAV is easy to use and includes a free full Mac OS system virus & security check. TotalAV has a lot to offer — both technology and features wise. Impressive package and reviews make us think it is a strong player in the competitive antivirus software market.