ProtectMac AntiVirus is a security product for Mac OS X, designed to keep you safe from viruses, worms, trojans and spyware. It uses many different techniques to detect malicious software on your Mac, complimented by an updating system that automatically delivers and installs incremental updates in the background to ensure that you stay on top of any security problem.
With the ability to scan any device or location directly from Finder, as well as automatic scanning of DVDs, CDs, USB devices and dmg files as they are mounted, checking for threats on your Mac has never been easier!
Performance and securityWe've spent a long time making sure that ProtectMac AntiVirus is optimized so that you get the best performance from your system without compromising its security. The product is based on Adaptive Intelligent Scanning (AIS): it learns which applications and files are important to you, which ones you use often, and makes sure that these files are always safe and given priority access.
Scanning for threatsThere are many ways ProtectMac AntiVirus can scan for threats, some of these are performed automatically in the background whilst others are under your direct control.
Scanning from FinderThe easiest way to perform a user scan of a file, folder or volume is to simply right-click on it in and select 'Scan With ProtectMac AntiVirus' from the contextual menu. A small semi-transparent window appears on the desktop displaying scanning progress.
Automatic UpdatingGiven the speed with which threats can spread these days over the internet it is important that you receive frequent updates to combat any new and malicious attack.
ProtectMac AntiVirus checks for updates daily, downloading new threat identities and product updates automatically and installing them in the background without any user intervention or the need to restart your Mac.
As soon as a new threat identity is downloaded the Threat and Malware Scanner will start using it, so that any file accessed from then on will be scanned with the complete set of threat identities, including the new one.
ProtectMac AntiVirus has been designed for Mac OS X, it is a universal binary and will run on both Intel and PPC-based Macs. It is Snow Leopard ready!
- Mac OS X 10.4.7 or later
- Intel & PPC Macs
- 256MB RAM
- 100MB Disk space
Super fast scan speeds
Watch how fast ProtectMac AntiVirus scans disks and folders for threats - run the main application, start a scan and open the Information window. What's more, scan the same area again and watch it go even faster.
ProtectMac AntiVirus uses a superset of the same threat and malware detection engine that Apple use in Mac OS X Server, Clam AV. The scanning technology scans for both Mac and non-Mac viruses, worms, Trojans and spyware.
Authorized Access Only
Key features and preferences can only be accessed if you have Admin rights. However, even if you are logged into your Mac as an Administrator, for added security some of the features have an additional level of authorization that require you to authenticate before allowing you to use them, such as modifying the file-access scanner, adding an item to the FileSafe list or stopping a scheduled scan.