Avast Mac Security 13.4 - Antivirus app with on-demand scanning. Download the latest versions of the best Mac apps at safe and trusted MacUpdate.
Antivirus for Mac is a free version of the popular virus checking software that first made its name on. Note that this free version now replaces the paid version that was initially released for Mac. Although virus issues are not as serious a concern on Macs as they are on Windows, the ease of use and efficiency of the Windows version bodes well.
Antivirus provides pretty much most of the functionality you get in the Windows version but of course with the added bonus that it has a slicker OS X style interface. However, be warned that as with many virus checkers, its not very clear how to uninstall it so make sure you have something like to get rid of it if you choose not to keep it. Antivrus for Mac is very easy to use and follow allowing you to scan in realtime or scan drives individually for problems and errors. Scanning is fast and efficient and you shouldn't experience any hang-ups.
However, you may notice that your Mac slows down a bit and is even unresponsive at times while Avast! It does tend to consume CPU at time and there may be added processes that Avast! For Mac runs that cause this. If you want to make sure potentially virus carrying mail attachments are scanned, then you must ensure this option is checked in system preferences. However, its only available for Apple Mail so there's no support for other big mail clients such as and Entourage. However, the biggest difference from the Windows version is that its not free for individual users. You can however buy licenses from one to three years.
Its debatable whether a Mac still really needs an anti-virus checker but if you are thinking of using one, avast! Visio for the mac. Antivirus does have a very good pedigree on Windows although unlike the latter, its not free. Introducing Premium features Ransomware Shield Wi-Fi Inspector Dropped support for macOS 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8.
Virus definitions and scanning engine is still provided for these OSes. Fixed WiFi Inspector issues on macOS 10.9 Fixed localization issues Changes • Introducing Premium features Ransomware Shield Wi-Fi Inspector Dropped support for macOS 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8. Virus definitions and scanning engine is still provided for these OSes. Fixed WiFi Inspector issues on macOS 10.9 Fixed localization issues.
By Anonymous Great Antivirus for people who are Anxious about there Macs being infected. Really nice program to use, very efficient and detects ple nty of new malware in the community, it also helped me get rid of Genieo, not installing genieo ever again, and never uninstall avast mac security, avast always keeps the program fully updated and secured. I also like the web safety feature and how it warns you on the side of your computer screen if it detected something on a website or in your file system when your not scanning for viruses.
And the settings is very nice indeed, which i do like about this program. Business accounting software for mac. Pros: That it detects viruses easily. No trial and it has many new features too. Cons: Custom Scan be buggy sometimes but it is nut a big fuss reviewed on June 24, 2015 •. By Anonymous Avast vs Sophos.
If Avast free, for MAC is anything like the pc version, it should be great. On my pc, I ran Windows 7, Avast used litt le system resources, and constantly updated itself. Its user interface is excellent, and is easily controllable.
The scans are fast, and how it handles an infected file, or suspicious file, is clear, straightforward. Sophos, on the other hand, I am throwing away. VERY slow on large scans, and NOT clear on what it does. I had found a world clock installed, and it said it was suspicious, but when I asked what it was, had nothing to say. Once deleted, (I think), it was not only NOT in the log, but i found no reference to it's cleaning.
The scans take large system resources, and did not stop when I asked it to. I had to restart my machine. It did this each time I started a scan. I am putting Avast on my MAC.
I'll be back. Reviewed on April 11, 2012 • • Articles about Avast Mac Security.