Comodo Antivirus 1.0 BETA Build 73 for MAC has been released!

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by smage, Feb 5, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. smage

    smage Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2008
    Posts:
    377
    http://forums.comodo.com/beta-corne...ld-73-for-mac-has-been-released-t68923.0.html

    Hello, Comodo AV BETA is now available for MAC.
    Regards
     
  2. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2007
    Posts:
    6,429
    Interesting, so now we have 2 decent FREE Mac AV solutions to choose from :)
     
  3. lordraiden

    lordraiden Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2006
    Posts:
    3,085
    Which one is the other one?
     
  4. Blueshoes

    Blueshoes Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2010
    Posts:
    220
    Blueshoes



    Yes, now we have Intego Free and Sophos Free.



    You will have big shoes to fill with Intego X6 paid and all it's networking features and years of exclusive Mac malware experience. Then the next big shoe to fill is the years of Sophos has been in the Mac market.

    You definitely don't want to follow in the Avast footprint on Mac AV, a hobby that gets wrked on once a month. Epic fail.

    .
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2011
  5. cheater87

    cheater87 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2005
    Posts:
    3,125
    Location:
    Pennsylvania.
    Hope the final version has D+ and sandboxing.
     
  6. Noob

    Noob Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Posts:
    6,468
    Avast! tried to hit on the Mac market? :)
     
  7. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2007
    Posts:
    6,429
    They have had a Mac version for many years ;)

    Though I haven't seen any updates to it in terms of new versions in a couple of years wich is sad.
     
  8. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2007
    Posts:
    6,429
    Re: Blueshoes

    I actually just meant Sophos Free as the other decent one.
    Since Intego (Express) doesn't scan in Real-time, yet anyway.
     
  9. smage

    smage Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2008
    Posts:
    377
    Yes PC Tools also has a free AV for MAC, it is called IAntivirus I think.
     
  10. safeguy

    safeguy Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2010
    Posts:
    1,718
    I can't help but to wonder if there would be some anti-Comodo members here who would say 'boo' to this or perhaps 'congratulate' it in a mocking way (especially more so if they're anti-Mac). And of course, why should we ever forget some Mac guys who would insist that Mac requires no AV?

    Kick-start the ball rolling....:p
     
  11. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2007
    Posts:
    6,429
    Same goes for iAntivirus as for the Avast Mac version.

    PCTools haven't updated iAntivirus for ages so it's no good anymore.
    And it does only detect Mac malware, not Linux or Windows malware as the other ones.
     
  12. Noob

    Noob Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Posts:
    6,468
    So MAC is pretty much defenseless :rolleyes:
     
  13. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2007
    Posts:
    6,429
    Hmmm... I wanted to reply, but i'm not sure in what way you mean that it's defenselesso_O
     
  14. Noob

    Noob Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2009
    Posts:
    6,468
    Hahahaha, i mean, there are not many apps developed to strengthen the OS. Because i'm pretty sure it's not bullet proof . . . :rolleyes:
     
  15. Blueshoes

    Blueshoes Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2010
    Posts:
    220
    Blueshoes


    If targeted on a network it is robust. Targeted on the Internet, (which it has not been yet), it is almost defenseless. Unix/OS X has three times more files to attack then MS and comes with it's firewall disabled. Its weak points are it's web facing services that have not been negativly vetted by The Russian Business Network and China's Red Dawn yet. Many penetration testers and malware researchers have warned how vulnerable OS X is facing the web, and TOTAL denial of the weakness by Apple fanboys, of which I am, but I am not in denial.
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2011
  16. Blueshoes

    Blueshoes Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2010
    Posts:
    220
  17. tesk

    tesk Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2007
    Posts:
    100
    Seriously guys? Did you expect anything but security holes from the creator of QuickTime, Itunes, and Safari. :rolleyes:

    No Apple Bashing here. :D
     
  18. twl845

    twl845 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2005
    Posts:
    4,186
    Location:
    USA
    The last time I installed a Comodo AV beta, I had to re-install Windows to get rid of the trojans it let in. Needless to say I installed something else after I re- installed Windows.
    iMac claims that their system doesn't get virus'. I've seen them make that statement a few times. Hence there is only the one AV for Mac called Intego, for the folks who aren't believers. :)
     
  19. SweX

    SweX Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2007
    Posts:
    6,429
  20. twl845

    twl845 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2005
    Posts:
    4,186
    Location:
    USA
    Swex, Well I'll be darned! As a Avast user on my Dell, I actually checked the home page and never saw it. Checking for compatible software on the iMac software site, they only mention one AV that I never heard of. Thanks for the heads up. This makes me very happy because I may buy my first iMac in a short time. I hear there's an update looming for iMac and I want to try and wait for it to be included. I keep reading that Apple's don't get viruses, but I am paranoid. :)
     
  21. Blueshoes

    Blueshoes Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2010
    Posts:
    220

    Don't even waste time loading Avast for Mac. JUNK. It is just a hobby for them. Intego X6 is the Gold Standard for Mac AV. I would use Sophos way before using Avast for Mac. Use some AV that has been time tested.

    http://www.intego.com/news/intego-recognized-as-mac-security-company-of-the-year.asp



    http://blog.intego.com/2011/01/11/intego-updates-virusbarrier-x6-with-11-new-features-for-2011/



    Macs get Trojans and worms. But mostly Trojans are the attack vector of choice these days. In the future when the Mac finally gets attacked by pros, there will be viruses I would think.
     
  22. twl845

    twl845 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2005
    Posts:
    4,186
    Location:
    USA
    Blueshoes, Thanks for the tip! I'll give it a try. I assume Intego plays nice with Snow Leopard. I have read that some AV's "can bring your iMac to its knees." :)
     
  23. Paul_E

    Paul_E Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2007
    Posts:
    52
    Location:
    Dollar
    Dr Web also has a MAC antivirus, however, it isn't free. I used it but eventually went for the Sophos free version.

    Paul
     
  24. buckslayr

    buckslayr Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2009
    Posts:
    484
    Location:
    Michigan, USA
    Using sophos free on the family imac - no issues.
     
  25. twl845

    twl845 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2005
    Posts:
    4,186
    Location:
    USA
    Has your iMac ever been infected? If so with what and where did it come from? :)
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.