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MacAudit is an all-in-one Internet security suite which provides features such as:
  • Vulnerability scanner:
    MacAudit includes a security scanning tool, which scans a computer and raises an alert if it discovers any vulnerabilities that malicious hackers could use to gain access to any computer you have connected to a network. It does this by running over 15000 checks on a given computer, testing to see if any of these attacks could be used to break into the computer or otherwise harm it.
  • Virus / Malware scanner:
    Remove spyware, malware, viruses and other malicious more...

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Version 3.2.7: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.6.7 or later

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oldman1 Member IconReview+2
oldman1
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Simple to use and set up, it does seem to do what is say's it does.

The program is a bit pricey but the easy to understand interface allows any user to be able to use the program to its maximum capacity.

it founds 1 suspicious program & 24 cookies on my Mac. 8 flaws on my Linux web server. What else to say ? Keep up the good work.

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Version 3.2.7
Pirx Member IconReview+208
Pirx
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Alright, great interface, easy to use.

I tested it as long as the demo period lasts, which was only sufficient to run a vulnerabilities scan.

To my surprise, it reported 23 services as questionable and even one trojan.

Being a resident of China, I am kind of (rightfully) paranoid about my generous hosts here, so I was kind of shocked, because I thought my Mac had been compromised.

I quickly exported the Macaudit vulnerability report.

After opening I was not pleased with the report. It reported things like ssh, cups and so on running and that there was no problem with it.

The report is too sophisticated for a casual user to know how to deal with it. However, the report is too lame for advanced users, because it tells us what we already know.

The hammer was the Trojan. The Macaudit vulnerabilities report does not differentiate between UDP and TCP, so it reported the trojan CrazyNet running on port 17500. A brief check revealed that it is actually DropBox running lansync on UDP port 17500, NOT CrazyNet running on TCP port 17500.

The scans that Macaudit run give perfectly all the information necessary to determine risk, however, only part of the information makes it into the vulnerability report.

I am sorry to say, but the way this is designed I would say the vulnerabilities report makes Macaudit 'scare-ware.' A unsuspecting novice user will quickly fork out EUR 80 in order to solve problems, where there are none.

This is as much as I need to see of Macaudit. No reason to switch from Intego.

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Version 3.2.7
BLUEWIDE (Developer)
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Thank you for your feedback which is of great importance to us.

With the vulnerability scanner, we cannot guarantee that false positives will not occur, especially (and mostly) with trojans. Because trojans are very much like viruses, in that they can continually mutate. MacAudit tends to err on the side of caution when reporting potential problems. If you suspect MacAudit is missing a threat or you simply want a second opinion, the "virus/malware tool" can be a valuable adjunct. By the way, false detections, once confirmed, are usually corrected as soon as possible.

Intego's NetBarrier doesn't check for vulnerabilities; it is more like our firewall/IDS. It's different tools for different job.

Best regards

Pirx
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What is the point of a vulnerability scan that gives such half-baked results?

You positioned the vulnerability scan, so that it is the very likely to be first function of your product that a trial user will run.

The vulnerability scan as it is serves only the purpose to scare users into buying your product.

Linda-Yorba Member IconReview+2
Linda-Yorba
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A brilliant software. Used for days, unobtrusive & does what it says on the tin. MacAudit is very powerful which can make it very confusing at times but the service was wonderful questions were answered within 10 minutes. It helped me to find security holes and malware. I even managed a few times to help a client to secure his system, by scanning his computer alone.

Some bugs sure, but I hope a new version will be out soon.

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Version 3.2
phawks Member IconReview+6
phawks
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I'm very impressed with MacAudit,it is a great software that should be considered part of any serious Mac user. The interface is easy to use and user friendly. The many options offers one stop network management for several needs..

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Version 3.2
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Downloads 883
Version Downloads 677
License Shareware
Date 29 Sep 2011
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $69.00
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