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iAntivirus1.1.4

12 April 2013

Protect your Mac from viruses.

Overview

iAntivirus is essential virus protection built exclusively for your Mac. This simple yet powerful on-demand malware and virus scanner from Norton helps ensure you are protected from the latest threats. The all-new iAntivirus protects your iPhoto pictures, iTunes music and all of your Apple Stuff you can't live without. iAntivirus also scans your Facebook wall for malicious links to keep you protected from online fraud. iAntivirus includes definitions for both Mac and Windows threats. Updates to these definitions will be delivered regularly through Mac App Store updates.

Key features:
  • Award-winning technology blocks threats before they damage your Mac, iPhoto® pictures, iTunes® media and other important Stuff
  • Innovative "carousel" interfaces lets you use two fingers to swipe between your home folder and full system and other scanning options
  • Lets you quickly and easily scan files by simply dragging and dropping them onto iAntivirus
  • Built for speed from the ground up, so it won't get in the way of your Mac experience
  • Works seamlessly against Windows threats too, to make sure the documents you share are safe for everyone
  • Updates available regularly through the App Store to help detect the latest breaking threats
  • Online threats targeting Macs are on the rise and iAntivirus is your first line of defense. It delivers essential protection to keep your Mac and your Stuff safe from the latest viruses

What's new in iAntivirus

Version 1.1.4:

New features:

  • Updated virus and malware definitions
  • Minor code enhancements

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42 Reviews of iAntivirus

Bugsman-(i-Zap-Germs)
19 September 2008
Version: 1.0b3

Most helpful

Please do not get me wrong over what you are about to read, since I have huge admiration for developers who create great apps for the Mac as Shareware or Freeware (and occasionally good value Commercial) downloads. My concerns over this are: 1. Anyone subscribing to MacUpdate is smarter than the average bear, thus: 2. Anyone subscribing to MacUpdate knows the advice already posted by ZBOB - the best anti-virus defence is planted between your ears, and 3. How responsive can the developer guarantee to be when (NOT IF) an OSX virus gets into the wild? It takes a significant amount of monitoring and resource to implement an update to the filtering. The developer, PC Tools, offers no information about its history, size or structure on its web site. For all I can tell, this is a script-kiddie working from a garage. And the name PC Tools suggests a Windoze oriented operation, despite well-written copy telling me that everything is Mac oriented and does not bloat the apps database with Windoxw only virii (aka "viruses" for the illiterate). I know that Macs are in the frame for attacks from the e-vermin, and I also know that every single major AV vendor has given up trying to flog their wares to Mac users, for good reasons: there has, until now, been no credible threat. The time is therefore right for a dedicated and serious Mac software developer to come out with a product, that if it delivers, could easily become dominant. Meanwhile, I will not download this valiant (maybe?) attempt, as the cynic in me says that this is more likely an attempted sale based upon FUD - Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt = buy now; better safe than sorry.
(10)
4
webmail-1
05 January 2015
Version: 1.1.4
I'm running iAntivirus Free Edition without any serious problems. What advantage would accrue from my upgrading to the paid-for edition?
(0)
3
tjekov37
21 September 2013
Version: 1.1.4
iAntivirus have not realtime protection ! Why i wont install him ?
(1)
bbw7
08 June 2013
Version: 1.1.4
There's something really hinky about AV software that requires on to go to the MacCrapStore to get updated malware definitions. Various other free AV ware, including ClamXav and Sophos, update via the app and can do so on a daily basis.
(0)
Jjpong
13 April 2013
Version: 1.1.4
Is this a subscription app, disguising itself as a freeware title? I wouldn't mind my paying a one-time fee of $50 or whatever. I'll never buy a subscription app. Symantec made its Mac version of anti-virus app a subscription app a few years back.
(1)
0.5
Tony2013
21 February 2013
Version: 1.1.3
There are no mac Virus in the wild. This App is useless and waste of resources.
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5
Roes
08 November 2012
Version: 1.1.1
My experience. Excellent guard for the bank account and Facebook. It features 1 - Mac does not slow down. 2 - Easy to use. 3 - easy removal. 4 - Do not consume a lot of resources. 5 - feel confident
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barryyoung2002
30 September 2012
Version: 1.1
MAJOR PROBLEM! I am a Canadian and this program is ONLY available in the US App store. That really sucks. Hope this will soon be corrected or be available to download outside the app store as CLAMXAV has made available.
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0.5
lacwbo
04 August 2012
Version: 1.0.1
Last virus update was 6/14/2012. Hardly a useful app.
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Jimw
26 June 2012
Version: 1.0.1
In my opinion, based on previous history, Symantec never gives anything away for free without some ulterior motive from which they can profit.
(2)
Maxter
26 June 2012
Version: 1.0.1
"Updates available regularly through the App Store to help detect the latest breaking threats". By the time the update gets "approved" by the Appstore the whole planet has got infected.
(1)
JeePee
28 May 2012
Version: 1.0
While the older reviews about the discontinued iAntivirus of PC-Tools have nothing to do with this NEW iAntivirus, which seems to be supported again, it would perhaps be a good idea for MacUpdate to remove all old reviews, or at least the ones that warns others that it's not being supported anymore. It would give this program a fair chance.
(4)
Derekcurrie
27 May 2012
Version: 1.0
iAntiVirus was originally from PCTools and was, for a time, thorough in its detection of Mac malware. I liked it and recommended it as a free option for Mac users. Then PC Tools effectively abandoned it, making it worthless. iAntiVirus "1.0" is the result of Symantec buying iAntiVirus and posting a new revision. So you're not having déja vu. My immediate response to anything Symantec is: "Oh yeah, the liars who invented the ongoing anti-Apple malware FUD attack in March, 2005". I've also never had a good experience with Symantec software I'd bought. Symantec's purchase of iAntiVirus reminds me of their purchase then burying of the terrific MacTools utilities. But I keep hoping Symantec will see the error of their ways. So judge for yourself.
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anonymous-dingo-653
27 May 2012
Version: 1.0
For those who are cut off from an AV solution... and I mean a worthwhile one... due to 1) No access or no wish to access the AppStore, and or 2) No access because you are outside the USA... There are plenty of better free solutions than this weak nod by Symantec. I have tested Sophos against sandboxed virii and worms and found it was at least 85-90% spot on vs a "corporate" edition of Symantec AV. It's run by an international AV company with corporate clients around the world. You get the same AV defintions issued for those clients in real time... fear. I'm a Symantec advocate from way back, but this lame entry didn't jump the shark... it fell right in the tank!
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scottm
26 May 2012
Version: 1.0
Well how about that? Norton revived this and made it a free offering. Thought it was DOA. It is what it says, "Essential". No real time scanning. I'd like to see Norton Safe Web added to this. It does scan your Facebook wall, but there was already an app for that. So far, it's been stable, scans relatively fast, but I have a lot of files, so any scanner will take awhile. I'm giving 4 stars as it's easy, stable (so far) and stays out of the way. Just keep in mind it's not a full fledged solution.
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Hal2007
26 May 2012
Version: 1.0
Not available in the german MacAppStore. Oh my. Typically Symantec.
(0)
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0.5
JeePee
30 March 2012
Version: 1.3.6
Don't use this, it has been canceled!!! Too bad, but true!
(2)
0.5
Tareed
03 February 2012
Version: 1.3.6
WARNING!!! Although it looks like you can still purchase and download iAntivirus, it has not been updated in some time. If you look at their threat list, it is missing EVERY new Mac malware that appeared in 2011! (For example, MacDefender and its variants and Flashback.) DO NOT USE!
(3)
widethtripp
31 March 2011
Version: 1.3.6
After spending the last 48 hours reinstalling OS X on an iMac and two Macbooks, I need to at least give this a try. This botnet is real and completely devastating. I've never pirated software and don't use torrents sites. Everything was fine before work and 8 hours later the UI was barely recognizable on all machines, iPod was locked up, and android phone just flashed continually. Never thought this actually happened at this level. Macs are just as vulnerable to this one, and that's really disappointing along with all the other crap I'm still fixing!!!
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v5point0
14 September 2010
Version: 1.3.6
Tried ClamXAV in 08 when I first got my mac, didn't like it and then started using iAntivirus. It never picked up a virus or indicated an alert (I guess that is a good thing for me, not sure about the software) It does take up RAM and Memory thought nothing significant, though sometimes it does take too much and I just disable it. A couple of days ago, the website was down, you can read the post here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1013253 Links provided by fellow MacRumor members indicate the unreliability of iAntivirus.
(0)
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Big-Mac-XXL
07 July 2010
Version: 1.3.6
I'm not sure what this AV program is doing. Does it check for Mac viruses only? The download is 3,6 MB small, and no 30 or 60 MB virus database is downloaded as the other AV progs do. Doing any kind of possible update from within the program doesn't download any kind of database. So I wasn't much surprised the program found no viruses on my USB sticks from PC friends. engine version 1.0.0.11 (July 7, 2010) database version: 2.0.49 (July 7, 2010) On the other hand: ClamXav found three and Sophos found two of the viruses on my test USB stick that was infected from a friends PC. Therefore I recommend the free ClamXav and the commercial Sophos (in this order).
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Johnny-Rocket
03 June 2010
Version: 1.3.6
since the last update came out a year after they were acquired by Symantec, I think its safe to say they're still developing it.
(1)
greatwave
11 May 2010
Version: 1.3.6
First time I used that I said: "THE BEST FREE ANTIVIRUS EVER MADE for a Mac"; after that I got errors in UI (look the logo's imperfections), 100% cpu requested and sometimes endless scans plus a lot of console errors. PCTools after being acquired by Symantec stopped iAntivirus' develop. That's bad.
(1)
5
O5220803
25 April 2010
Version: 1.3.6
This AV application has turned out to be a very well designed product, which comes with excellent documentation. iAntiVirus leaves a smaller memory footprint than other Mac-based AV products I've used, yet iAV provides fast, comprehensive, scanning options which can be easily tuned to meet individual system requirements. A really fine addition to your SL-based system; and this little gem is FREE!
(1)
Thus-spake-z
13 October 2009
Version: 1.3.6
I, also, have the issue of my MacBook Pro's temps sometimes shooting up and fans spinning at over 5000 rpm when "Protect My Mac" is on. When checking Activity Monitor, I find that iavd is at nearly 100%. Turning "Protect My Mac" off brings temps back down and fans back to idle speed (2000 rpm). Hope the developers find a fix for this issue. Other than this one problem, iAntivirus seems to work ok and is fast. It hasn't found any viruses, yet, but that's because there aren't any active ones in the wild at this time, but I do like to keep an anti virus program available and run it once in a while.
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Trance
11 October 2009
Version: 1.3.6
works great on 10.6.1, scans literally 10x faster than macscan and actually found the trojans that were giving me problems unlike macscan which found nothing
(1)
Ragtag
19 September 2009
Version: 1.3.6
I installed iAntivirus a few days ago, and started having problems with my Belkin USB Network control center software. I kept getting a message regarding "sxuptp driver has not been installed." After some searching I discovered this error was somehow connected with i Antivirus. After uninstalling it I have had no further issues with sxuptp driver messages. Rag
(0)
Igreg
19 September 2009
Version: 1.3.6
The new iAntiVirus by PC Tools continues to work nicely with background scanning (and no apparent slowing of the system), easy interface, fast updates and there is a free version. The weaknesses of ClamX AV are its fairly complex interface, weakness in providing much automatic protection. Although ClamX AV is also free. I have always used an antivirus, not because it is really needed at this time, but to be familiar & comfortable using an antivirus if & when it is really needed. Norton AV and Intego AV are both good, and while the purchase prices are not too bad, the annual virus definitions subscriptions are way too expensive.
(0)
Igreg
06 June 2009
Version: 1.3.5
I have to say that my review may have been hasty, it seems to use a lot of CPU at certain times. I am looking into it
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Vicjoe
15 April 2009
Version: 1.3.5
The lengthy list of viruses/malware on the developer's page is misleading; there are a number of old viruses for OS 9 and the Classic environment, yet this software only works on Intel machines with Leopard, which of course cannot run the Classic environment.
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Igreg
04 April 2009
Version: 1.3.5
Have had it installed for several hours now. I have noticed no problems. Uses about 40 MB of RAM for application and a background program. Quick scan was pretty quick. Even the full scan was not too bad, about 45 min for hard drive with about 55 GB of data. No noticeable system impact. Interface is user friendly. It is free for home users. I switched from Intego Virusbarrier, which uses more than twice the RAM and has a weird and confusing interface with the current version. Plus its annual subscription renewal is expensive.
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Surfspirit
11 March 2009
Version: 1.3.5
BAD! OK, it was lot faster than ClamXav to scan files, but din't found any of the two virus ClamXav had made alert, I also run Kaspersky via Parallels to the same usb pen, and Kaspersky confirmed the two virus. All the antivirus used their most recente database. ClamXav seems better, you can even easy scan any file or folder by mouse click menus. I also run Sophos aclamed anti virus and the result was the same as iAntiVirus, a shame! Above of all this, I am completely sure my pen was infected because it was used to try to desinfect a friends pc that was full of virus and malware. So if you want an anti Virus for mac so you minimize your friends pcs nightmares, choose ClamXav!
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Roro01
10 March 2009
Version: 1.3.5
STILL THE SAME PROBLEM "Installation failed. The installer could not install some files in "/". please contact ..." - iMac Intel 10.5.6
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Roro01
04 March 2009
Version: 1.3.4
Installation failed The installer could not install some files in "/." iMac Intel 10.5.6
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kosovarnye@yahoo-com
03 March 2009
Version: 1.3.4
Apparently the iAntiVirus developer's pricing policy has changed. I used to use a free version of iAntiVirus and it was happy to the download updated virus definitions files. Today, I tried to dp this and the program no longer allows updating unless you install the commercial version. It made me feel GREAT to be able to simply delete iAntiVirus and switch back to the excellent ClamXav antivirus alternative. That program works beautifully, except for being rather slow. I simply set it to scan the 250 gigs of data on my laptop overnight while I sleep. Since functioning viruses, trojans, etc. are EXTREMELY rare on Macs, I really don't worry much about real-time updating and certainly wouldn't waste money on a solution I have to pay-for. I realize now that I only switched to iAntiVirus because the interface was more Mac-like. If ClamXav were given a little facelift, more people would probably choose it or stick to it since it IS the superior product. And, did I mention it is FREE?
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Pirx
12 October 2008
Version: 1.1
Well, I had ClamAV running all the while on Tiger, folder sentry on my PowerMail e-mail attachments folder, documents folder and downloads folder. Then, upon finally upgrading to Leopard last week (October 2008), ClamAV instantly warned me about 3 Windows virii, 2 of them in my e-mail attachment folder, one from 2005 and the other one from June 2008, as well as one in the download folder. For some reason I was mighty unimpressed by ClamAVs performance, but it is hard to blame ClamAV, as Intego VirusBarrier and Sophos had also failed in detecting the virii! If there should be an aggressive new virus out there, I reckon that the chance of either aforementioned software on a Mac catching it may be no better than 50/50. Apart from corporate compliance, the point of having AV software running on a Mac is the same as using a condom in real life: To protect yourself against against an unlimited variety of known and unknown infections. If iAntivirus can reliably do that better than the others, then it is a sure winner.
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Hiddukel
09 October 2008
Version: 1.1
My post was removed by someone when I pointed out the obvious fact that macs don't need any sort of virus protection... just intelligent thinking. A valid comment, is it not? TRY to get a working virus on a mac. I'll bet you don't have any until you install a program that you paid for to remove them.
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Shotgunweddings
09 October 2008
Version: 1.1
Great another Mac-wannabe-pc-looking POS. Completely useless software for real world use. I'll stick to ClamAV , thanks but no thanks.
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Gregm
09 October 2008
Version: 1.1
OSX10.5 ***INTEL*** only -- not PPC 1. Mac specific only --- does not keep you from "passing on" a WIn virus. 2. Regarding the FUD factor: the current list is available on developers site, with clear reasonable descriptions of each "threat". Go ahead and engage your brain---- 3. Free for home use -- paid for office use, or if you want live support. ( Just like many other Win AV products like AVG, Avast, Avira, PCTools, others) 4. PCTOOLS was in existence in pre-windows days. I don't know when they started up.
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Bugsman-(i-Zap-Germs)
19 September 2008
Version: 1.0b3
Please do not get me wrong over what you are about to read, since I have huge admiration for developers who create great apps for the Mac as Shareware or Freeware (and occasionally good value Commercial) downloads. My concerns over this are: 1. Anyone subscribing to MacUpdate is smarter than the average bear, thus: 2. Anyone subscribing to MacUpdate knows the advice already posted by ZBOB - the best anti-virus defence is planted between your ears, and 3. How responsive can the developer guarantee to be when (NOT IF) an OSX virus gets into the wild? It takes a significant amount of monitoring and resource to implement an update to the filtering. The developer, PC Tools, offers no information about its history, size or structure on its web site. For all I can tell, this is a script-kiddie working from a garage. And the name PC Tools suggests a Windoze oriented operation, despite well-written copy telling me that everything is Mac oriented and does not bloat the apps database with Windoxw only virii (aka "viruses" for the illiterate). I know that Macs are in the frame for attacks from the e-vermin, and I also know that every single major AV vendor has given up trying to flog their wares to Mac users, for good reasons: there has, until now, been no credible threat. The time is therefore right for a dedicated and serious Mac software developer to come out with a product, that if it delivers, could easily become dominant. Meanwhile, I will not download this valiant (maybe?) attempt, as the cynic in me says that this is more likely an attempted sale based upon FUD - Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt = buy now; better safe than sorry.
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Zbob
27 June 2008
Version: 1.0b1
I forgot to say that there are some inconveniences with this software, but it's still young, so I expect that it will be improved in the next versions.
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Zbob
27 June 2008
Version: 1.0b1
I also was confused about the pricing policy but after I posted on their forum the problem was clarified. The software is free but you have an option to pay for it and you get the following advantages: High-speed updates Dedicated 24/7 support Phone support Also the free version includes unlimited updates (both virus definitions and program updates). This piece of software is pretty cool if you ask me, I gave it a try and was very satisfied with it. Very light on system resources, good detection rate (as far as i've tested it), very simple interface and very easy to use. Now the problem that remains is: Do you really need an antivirus for the mac? As I saw on a forum, someone said: the best antivirus is the one that sits between your ears :D. Especially on a mac ;).
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tim-dehring
27 June 2008
Version: 1.0b1
So I'm officially confused. It's listed here and on their website for $29.95, I understand that. But when I go their home page for this, in the title bar it clearly states: Free AntiVirus for Mac. I took a screenshot in case they change it, but as of right now, it still says that.
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  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later
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