I know there is a number of antivirus solutions for Mac, ranging from complete suites like Norton to just plain antivirus solutions like Avira. But I have not found anything that satisfy my requirements.

My use case is as follows:

I'm offline, not copying any files from unknown flash drives and running Mac on battery and just want to maximize its run time. I would like to quit as many apps as possible. But a few AV solutions that I have tried would not let me quit/exit the app when/if I do not need them at the time. The only solution to unload it from memory is to uninstall the app.

Are there any antivirus solutions for MacOS that I can quit/exit when/if I no longer need it in memory?

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There is an app called Malwarebytes that will scan your system for malware and viruses. It is currently very popular with Mac users. The personal copy is not free. It sales for one device for $3.33 per month or $39.96 per year. You can start and stop the app whenever you choose.

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