Iantivirus


Iantivirus

iAntivirus is a Mac-antivirus software for Intel Macs running on Leopard (10.5) developed by PC Tools. The iAntivirus Beta was first released in late June 2008. However, the [http://www.blog.iantivirus.com iAntivirus blog] has been running since December 2007. They have blogged about Macsweeper, iMunizator, and the rogue OSX.RSPlug.A DNSChanger.

Updated

The third beta of iAntivirus for Intel Mac OS X 10.5 has just been released today, 9/17/08. It will include a new scan engine, scheduled quick scans, drop-and drag support, and the option to have the dock icon on or off.

Criticism

iAntivirus has been criticized many times because it only scans for Mac viruses, instead of Windows/Linux/ and Mac viruses like ClamXav and Norton Antivirus. However, with the recently growing world of Mac threats, there are some people that think that it is good to be prepared.

Usefulness

On the [http://www.iantivirus.com iAntivirus website] there is a Mac only threat database, including 83 known Mac threats. They are still missing some signatures from MacScan and Norton AntiVirus 11.0.1 for Mac. Some of the threats in the database are:

OSX.Cosmac
Trident.OSX
SpyMe.OSX
DNSChanger
Exploit.Small
Trojan.Sub7Seven
OSX.Macsweeper
OSX.iMunizator
OSX.Inqtana

and other known Mac threats.

References

[http://www.iantivirus.com] [http://www.blog.iantivirus.com] [http://www.intego.com] [http://www.blog.intego.com] [http://www.pctools.com]

External links

* [http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/27854/iantivirus Macupdate.com Review and Download]
* [http://www.macworld.com/article/134219/2008/06/iantivirus.html Macworld Article]
* [http://www.iantivirus.com/threats/ Threat Database]


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