Anti Virus for Imac

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by rollers, Feb 13, 2010.

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  1. rollers

    rollers Registered Member

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    It's a great shame as when it wasn't spiking CPU at 100% it was a damn good av and free. Shame there is a shortage of Free and fully featured av for mac. I guess you get what you pay for.........well most of the time anyway.
     
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    Anybody using the F-Secure beta? Just installed at it seems to run very lightly.
     
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    Well the "others" are actually keeping up quite good I think:)

    For example I made a search for (osx) in the searchbox on kaspersky's viruswatch site. And here you can see when a new OSX threat was added.
    http://www.kaspersky.com/viruswatchlite?search_virus=osx&x=0&y=0&hour_offset=-2
    (Can sometimes take up to 10 sec to load just wait)

    And same for ESET a search for OSX and the results is following.
    http://www.eset.com/threat-center/threatsense-updates/search?q=osx

    And this was just a funny thing I wanted to try ;)

    Anyway, one thing I saw was a threat called iMunizator wich was added by Kaspersky in June 2009 and by ESET as late as December 2009.
    Meaning Kaspersky addded it 6 months earlier than ESET.

    Though, Intego is hard to check since they currently don't have a similar site as ESET and Kaspersky.

    Cheers!
     
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    yeaah, announcements like the previous one sound more marketing and/or advertising than real outbreak ;)
     
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    I thought it, but didn't say it :D .
    Intego usually use their blog for this kind of stuff.
     
  8. Blueshoes

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    The thing is, who in their right mind would want to run Kaspersky for Mac?

    I has no heuristic engine. Big time Fail!


    At least ( I think) Eset for Mac has a heuristic engine.
     
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    Me, for example? Works perfectly fine.
    Light, fast and, so far, well protected :)

    Wonder why people jump at Kaspersky so quickly probably without even testing it? o_O There seems to be an hardcore user base of intego that tend slightly pollute the discussion :thumbd:
     
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  10. SweX

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    A question for you fax.

    You mentioned before in this thread that Kaspersky for Mac only uses 9MB of RAM, so I wonder is that all the time or does it peek at some points to much higher levels?

    Thanks.

    PS, maybe we should change the topic to "Antivirus for (Mac) " instead of iMac, just an idea.
     
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    I haven't checked when virus scanning but the latest build (8.0.2) adds iSwift for fast scan (only scan new and modified elements).

    Fax
     
  12. Blueshoes

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    Logic dictates, no heuristic engine in AV = no engine in car. What good is it?


    9 mb of ram usage, what's it watching, one front window?

    What about the other 15 windows? What about the back door? What about the cable tv lines coming into the house? What about the 5 basement windows? Who watching while you are not looking? Who is watching the whole house on just 9 mb of ram Peewee Hermann?

    You guys are just so goofy about limited ram usage. You goofy people would race an Indy car on 3 cylinders. :)
     
  13. SweX

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    Right I understand, thanks.

    BTW I found this very short "review" as they call it, of Kav for Mac by MacWorld U.S.
    http://www.macworld.com/reviews/pro..._kaspersky_antivirus_for_mac_2010.html#review

    And if you look at the "Cons" you can see they think KAV for Mac is a
    (Resource hog) HAHA:D . But accroding to you fax it's not anyway.
    So i'm not sure what MacWorld would base that on?

    SweX
     
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    Well my Eset Smart Security on Windows uses around 30Mb right now.
    And it has Heuristics, Firewall, Antispam etc.... Exactly as your VB X6.

    But ESS doesn't use 200MB of RAM because of that ;)

    And what counts is that the malware is detected, and not what modules it use to detect. May it be the traditional Signature or Heuristics or Behavioral.

    And YES I would race an Indy car on 3 cylinders if it was possible :D
     
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    IMO, Heuristics for MAC = Marketing hype

    First a MAC antivirus without heuristics does not mean a bad antivirus (moreover considering the type and amount of malware out there for MAC).

    Secondly a bad heuristics is like no heuristics. So, unless you have independent tests measuring performances on real malware, the claims of magic heuristics is just equal to fall the trap of aggressive marketing ;)
     
  16. rainbow1112

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    any free antivirus for mac? since mac got little virus? i dun wish to pay for it...
     
  17. rollers

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    For the Mac, your free versions are very limited indeed. The only current one that I am aware of that is free is the clamAV version, you will be able to find on a google. I do not use it and never have, so I cannot help you any further. The best one used to be Iantivirus, but PC tools seem to be halting their versions. Other than that, I think you have to pay. I do for peace of mind, and use virusbarrier.
     
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