I'm a new member and my knowledge of computers is very limited so forgive me in advance for the many dumb questions I may ask on this forum. I just bought a "new" refurbished MacBook Pro running Yosemite OS and a 2009 model. I am about to leave in September on a 3-month trip to Asia and this is the first Mac I've ever owned so I'm slowly learning it and finding it a lot more frustrating to use than a PC, which I suppose is normal. My question is what protective software should I install on the Mac to keep it safe during my travels. I have never bought into the notion that Macs were completely safe from being hacked.
1. Should I install and antivirus and will the free Sopha (sp?) antivirus for Mac be enough? If not, what antivirus would you recommend I buy and install?
2. Should I install Malware Bytes (for Mac) and would you recommend free or premium version?
3. What other software would be useful to protect the Mac? Any other recommendations?
Your help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.