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25th August 2012, 03:08 PM #1
iAntivirus - Good, Bad or Ugly?
I've been looking for Anti Virus solutions for the Mac for a while. I've used ClamXav in the past and was thinking of opening a Barclays Bank Account to get a free copy of Kaspersky for Mac. However, I've noticed that iAntivirus is number 1 on the Mac App Store at the moment. Now, for me Norton Anti Virus and most Symantec products (considering the experiences I've had with Backup Exec, Symantec Web Security, iGear, Corporate Anti Virus etc) will always hold terrible memories of grinding PCs to a halt, having to go through 100s of settings to enable the Internet connection because the default setting was to block the Internet etc.
However, I've read reports in recent times that show that Symantec have changed their ways when it comes to Norton and that it is actually pretty resource friendly and doesn't commandeer your PC/Mac to it's liking. So, has anyone had any experiences with iAntivirus for the Mac? What do you think?
Last edited by Zoom7000; 25th August 2012 at 03:10 PM.
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25th August 2012, 03:19 PM #2
Symantec's stuff is much better than before but still a massive hog in comparison to something like Endpoint Protection.
25th August 2012, 03:23 PM #3
I've also just read that iAntivirus doesn't have real time protection. So, I guess that puts it near the bottom of the pile. I've had bad experiences with Sophos too, albeit on the PC, but enough not to make me go that route again.
25th August 2012, 04:39 PM #4
Tbh I have had no issues with Sophos for mac.
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25th August 2012, 04:39 PM #5
Same here, no problem with Sophos and remember it's free for home use too
26th August 2012, 12:26 AM #6
I use clamxav and just have it monitor my downloads and documents folder, so far so good
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