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Don’t worry about malware, just enjoy your Mac (and maybe win a MacBook Air)

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One quick selfie could win you a MacBook Air. Photo: Bitdefender
One quick selfie could win you a MacBook Air. Photo: Bitdefender
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This post is brought to you by Bitdefender.

Macs are not immune to cyberattack and viruses. Though the threats are real, leading antivirus maker Bitdefender doesn’t use scare tactics to warn people about malware targeting Macs.

Instead, Bitdefender is running its Hug a Mac campaign this month. You could win a MacBook Air in this fun competition simply by uploading a selfie of you and your Mac, then tagging it #hugamac to enter the draw. Full details can be found on Bitdefender’s Hug a Mac campaign webpage.

While OS X is definitely more secure than Windows, hackers are increasingly targeting Mac users.

Why? Despite Apple’s small market share, there is a perception that Mac users tend to be wealthier than the average PC user. And that’s what hackers are after — financial gains.

Norton, Intego and other security companies now supply antivirus and antispying suites for Apple systems, but Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac is better than the competition.

Designed for Mac and offering 24/7 protection, Bitdefender Antivirus achieved 100 percent detection of Mac and Windows malware during 2014’s AV Test. Now you can try the software for free — and enter to win a MacBook Air in Bitdefender’s selfie contest.

Bitdefender Antivirus keeps your Mac safe from viruses, spyware, adware and Trojans by providing on-demand scans, Web-browsing protection and a powerful Continuous Scan mode. The software offers worry-free protection and will not slow down your Mac like other security software can.

Bitdefender’s Antivirus for Mac provides a year of ironclad protection for your Mac for just $39.95. Add coverage for up to three Macs for just $59.99. (You can also download a free six-month trial of Antivirus for Mac if you like.)