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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Michaelgtrusa, Jun 16, 2009.
How good is this app?
Best AV software for OS X.
Has bugs, though.
It damages files it quarantines. You can't tell it to only alert on threat detection, it automatically quarantines instead. It also detects detects and quarantines some legit apps (go to the iAV site and look through the threat list until you find the list of harmless "Hacktools".)
Ok i'm going to give this a try. Do you have any advice please?
What legit apps will it quarantines? Will they not work?
Every app in this list starting with "Hacktool":
If you have any of them, just group them together in a folder and tell iAV to exclude that folder in scans.
literally the best or are you just saying tht cauz you prefer it??
it does that on purpose, i guess so taht if it is a virus that it can open and cause any damage
Actually the best I've found. Could definitely be improved, but overall, it's better than all the competition.
It would be forgivable, if iAV didn't quarantine and damage innocent penetration testing software.
Don't bother with iAntiVirus or any others at this point
Just be diligent with the use of your adminstrator's password
Stay away from questionable downloads
Other than that, you should be fine
You can use ClamXav to scan for Windows viruses to keep from passing them on
Woof, Woof - Dawg
well thats good news, have you used ClamXAV or whatever it is? ive heard thats ok but have never used it. whats your opinion?
true but it seems more user friendly and secure and stuff.. good point though an advanced tab - "choose at your own risk" option would be a good idea.
thus why i dont have any anti-virus installed on my laptop - i trust myself and dont really care if i give a few windows users any bugs
im researching for the 'family computer', who knows wht my little brother gets up to!
Just being curious, why are there so much AV threads lately?
There are always AV threads... they just seem to multiply
The "porn threat" that was posted recently scared some people
Woof, Woof - Dawg
cauz people are getting scared
I also think that more Windows users are switching too; under Windows it's a given that anti-virus software must be installed before using it.
Hence the proliferation of "why doesn't OS X work like Windows" threads as well.
Woof, Woof - Dawg
so true! its the saddest thing but a lot of those poor souls are under the impression that if you dont have anti-virus then "your computer will die!!!"... i just laugh.. ive had my PC for 5 years and never had anti-virus or anything, its still fine.
Are you quarantined?
What do you mead by "innocent penetration testing software". I have the app now. Do I keep or delete?
It is good but has some definite bugs dealing with cpu usage. When it is doing a scan it takes a massive amount of cpu usage. Sometimes around 70% total cpu usage. This makes my macbook run very hot when it is doing a scan so I normally run it over night and turn the fans up using smc fan control.
Just delete it. It isn't worth having.
I prefer ClamXAV, but thats because at work we have ClamAV on all of our servers.
I've got it running too, mainly because I use Windows a lot and I try to do all my downloading in OS X. Clam only picks up Windows threats. It does a fairly good job.
and @ DoFoT9 I know, that's how I felt when I first switched. It was a feeling of - but surely I need an antivirus product to keep me safe from all those nasties?!!
But since then I've learned and I don't run resident Anti-virus on my Mac. I just have ClamXav for scanning / cleaning infections from any PC flash drives that happen to make it onto my Mackie.
ok good to hear, i keep asking myself "why do people always say that it nly picks up windows viruses?" .... then i remember why theen i dont worry about it! ha
eh yea you might need it to prevent spreading of viruses -- but getting infected and effecting your own computer is pretty darn unlikely. the worst mac "virus" i have seen is where it will paste some writing on the screen a million times... hardly infectious at all HA!