Can Clamxav detect Blazingtools Perfect Keylogger?

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  1. joms macrumors member

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    I plan to purchase the Blazingtools Perfect Keylogger and install Clamxav Antivirus on my new MBP 13". Question is, will the Clamxav detect/de-activate/delete the Perfect Keylogger?

    Blazingtools Perfect Keylogger = http://www.blazingtools.com/mac_keylogger.html

    Thanks.
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Why don't you ask the developers?

    FYI there are no viruses on OS X. Anti-virus is usually a waste of time and money.
     
  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    ClamXAV is more for detecting Windows based threats so it likely doesn't. iAntivirus would more likely detect it, but you would need to contact the creator to be certain. A program like Little Snitch would help keep a key logger from sending any data out. Also, Google is your friend.

    Antivirus software protects against more than just virus. Complacency helps no one.
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I doubt ClamXav would pick it up, because "Perfect Keylogger" is probably listed as "legitimate"- i.e. not malware.

    Not if you send/receive files from Windows users. Saying Anti-virus software is a "waste of time and money" isn't a true statement at all.
     
  5. Ashka macrumors 6502a

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    Windows users can run their own anti virus, anti spyware, anti malware ad infinitum. As I did for many years.

    Their choice to run windows. My choice to run a Mac since Feb '04 without using my CPU to run apps I do not need, which includes antivirus software and anything sold by Microsoft.
    S.
     
  6. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Seeing as the thread is about a Mac keylogger and has nothing to do with Windows your post is a pointless waste of space.
     

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