How to use the Surfshark Antivirus on macOS

In this article, you will learn how to use the Surfshark Antivirus on your macOS device.

In case you are unsure of how to install the Surfshark antivirus, check out this article.

Before we begin, make sure you have Surfshark VPN for macOS downloaded directly from our website and an active Surfshark subscription with Surfshark One, which includes the Antivirus. You can purchase it on our pricing page.

  1. Open the Surfshark application and select the Antivirus tab.

  2. Now, you will find yourself on the main dashboard of the Antivirus, where you can find all of its features.

    On the right, you can choose between a Full scan and a Quick scan.

    Scheduled scans – you can schedule an automatic Full or Quick scan for certain days at a specific time. Feel free to customize this feature the way you like. You can also disable the feature and perform the scans manually.

    Ransomware Shield – with this latest feature enabled (available from app version 4.12.0), you'll be able to select applications or folders to be protected from ransomware attacks, which try to encrypt your files and ask for a payment in return. Read more about it here.

    Webcam protection – if your Windows device has a webcam, you can install this additional feature. Read more about it here.

    Exclude from scanning – you are free to choose what files or folders you want to scan. If you have a particular file or folder that you don't want to be scanned, add it to the exclude list.

    Quarantine auto-delete – if you enable this option, quarantined files (in other words, harmful files) will be automatically deleted in 60 days. 


    Note: in case any threats have been found on your device, we highly recommend removing the files containing threats immediately to secure your device. You are able to do that directly through the Surfshark app.

You may also be interested in:

  1. How to install Surfshark Antivirus on macOS 
  2. How to use the webcam protection feature on macOS
  3. How to use Surfshark Ransomware Shield on macOS
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