PC Tools has released iAntiVirus 1.0 (http://www.iantivirus.com), an
anti-virus and anti-spyware tool, designed specifically for the Mac
operating system. Providing real-time protection and comprehensive
system scanning, iAntiVirus is designed to detect and remove Mac
specific threats ensuring your Mac remains safe, says Simon Clausen,
vice president, PC Tools
He adds that iAntiVirus is a dedicated Mac only solution that doesn’t
contain unnecessary information about Windows based threats, keeping
the memory footprint and system impact to an absolute minimum. The
software detects and removes viruses, spyware, keyloggers, Trojans
and, in particular, socially engineered threats which, for example,
can propagate without user awareness through instant messenger and
P2P file sharing applications.
iAntiVirus is designed to work silently in the background when in
monitoring mode. Threats are automatically blocked and removed with
minimal system impact, Clausen says. A small alert window is
displayed to advise you that your Mac has been protected against an
iAntiVirus protects your Mac against infections in real time by
automatically placing detected infections in quarantine, allowing you
to also view and restore items, if required. When an infection is
detected and blocked, an alert is displayed below the system menu bar.
You may perform a variety of scan types using iAntiVirus, allowing
you to strike a balance between how comprehensive the scan is and the
time taken to execute the scan. iAntiVirus requires a Intel based Mac
running Mac OS X 10.5 (“Leopard”).
It’s free for an end users. Full support and business use costs US$29.95.