ProtectMac AntiVirus
ProtectMac AntiVirus
1.4.1

3.5

ProtectMac AntiVirus free download for Mac

ProtectMac AntiVirus

1.4.1
15 August 2014

Keep safe from viruses and spyware.

Overview

ProtectMac AntiVirus is the next generation security product for OS X, designed to keep you safe from viruses and spyware.

ProtectMac AntiVirus allows you to scan any area of your Mac or network for both Mac and non-Mac malware. The user-friendly, graphical interface enables you to perform user scans, set up scheduled scans to run in the background, monitor status information and manage any threats that are discovered.

ProtectMac AntiVirus automatically checks for updates daily, downloading new threat identities and product updates and installing them without user intervention or the need to restart your Mac.

At the heart of the product is a file-access scanner that is always running in the background in real-time checking for threats, intercepting every file that is opened, closed or copied, any application that is launched, any file that is downloaded from the Internet, or email attachment that is extracted.

With the ability to scan any device or location directly from Finder's contextual menu, as well as automatic scanning of DVDs, CDs, USB devices, and DMG files as they are mounted, checking for threats on your Mac has never been easier!

What's new in ProtectMac AntiVirus

Version 1.4.1:
  • Compatibility with OS X 10.9.5 Mavericks

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24 ProtectMac AntiVirus Reviews

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O5220803
30 March 2009

Most helpful

This version of ProtectMac AntiVirus 1.0.5 is excellent, complete and thorough! It works superbly on my MacIntel Mini! Fast, stable and secure. I Appreciate the fact that they continue to support OSX 10.4.x! I purchased a license and it's well worth the price. Remember, since Apple is using Intel-based processors in their products, Windows-type viruses will become more prevalent on Apple systems in the future; since Apple and PC instruction sets are now very similar! Give ProtectMac AntiVirus a shot during their free trial period; most of you will not be disappointed.
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Version 1.0.5
Mactip
15 January 2016
Is now ProtectWorks AntiVirus. Jan 15, 2016 version 2.0.2.
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Version 1.4.1
tjekov37
16 November 2014
http://securityspread.com/S0urce/LatestDetectionRates.pdf
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Version 1.4.1
Amergin
15 August 2014
Quite bizarre that anti-virus software for Mac gets three and a half stars! This is a waste of your time and money guys - move on. If you run windows on your Mac then by all means get some anti-virus software for it but Macs don't get viruses... full stop.
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Version 1.4.1
2 answer(s)
tjekov37
tjekov37
16 August 2014
Stop writing crap. Read a little on this subject. Viruses for the Mac are the number of fingers, but the Trojans and spyware, phishing sites , scam, e-mail spam are already more !!!!!! If You banking online, then AV-soft is absolutely needed :-(
http://securityspread.com/2014/07/15/antivirus-detection-rate-results-update/
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Amergin
Amergin
16 August 2014
Hmmm, tjekov37, vested interest maybe? I think if those who buy anti-virus software for their Macs 'read a little on this subject' then maybe these companies would go away and stop bothering us. And, yes I do bank online and have done for years. I'd suggest Mac users think more about efficient and regular backup strategies as that is far more likely to be the cause of data loss. Also I'd suggest they think more carefully about the online passwords they use and use something like Enpass or 1password to help manage their passwords. And I'll finish with a quote from TheSafeMac.com "At this time, there is no known malware capable of infecting a Mac running a properly-updated version of Mac OS X 10.6 or later, with all security settings left at the default (at a minimum)."
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Chas-m
15 August 2014
Unless you are looking for a protect specifically to prevent your habit of inadvertently spreading Windows viruses, this is a waste of money. There aren't any viruses for the Mac*, and Apple's own XProtect will safeguard you from harmful malware. XProtect won't save you from phishing or trickware, though, but neither will this. *repeat, there are NO viruses for iOS or OS X -- just people who don't understand what viruses are and what they are not, so they call anything they don't understand or potentially harmful "a virus."
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Version 1.4.1
FlyingKiwiNZ
11 July 2013
No AV scanner can find unknown trojans on Mac and for the known trojans Apples Xprotect inside OSX is the best protection. No viruses on mac, only trojans! If you want a scanner for Windows files on Mac ClamXav(free) is enough and it needs less recources! All the other AV software is to make money for the companies and waste money for the users!
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Version 1.3.4
1 answer(s)
Ttoz
Ttoz
09 August 2013
So what because of this you need to give a great product the lowest possible rating? remind me to do that to you if you ever release a product. I happen to know that the developer is an outstanding person who works very hard on this. I had a problem with my machine being very slow with it when browsing itunes apps and my audio components, and if i disabled those folders from scanning even a manual scan would skip them. I think this is a design flaw and one should be able to disable folders from on line scanning but should still be able to scan them offline. I relayed my thoughts to the developer and this was well over a year ago.. i had owned the product for over three months and HE offered me a refund as he didn't know why it was happening in my case, i never asked for a refund.. I mean come on who does that? That's just pure kindness. I tested it again a couple months back and things were better but it still slowed the system on scan where there were folders with alot of files too much.. but sophos and the others also do this.. this is a 7200 rpm 750gb macbook pro, and i think with an SSD it wouldn't be an issue. Now the good side is is that the product is VERY stable, as in not one single crash ever caused from it, the update servers were always fast, and it was very easy and pleasant to use. If he improved the speed a bit i would buy it again for peace of mind simply because out of all that i have tried this is overall my favourite. My big feature requests would be to be able to QUIT the program entirely, i am not aware of any anti virus on mac that allows one to do that.. on windows there are a few that do. On mac we can only disable on demand scanning but i work in a resource critical audio environment and when i am not online i want the anti virus program not even loaded at all. He also has an option in the menu bar to disable and enable on demand scanning which many of them don't. Compared to intego, with it'sfancy graphics and horrible stability, this is lighter on the wallet, has excellent support and does NOT CAUSE kernel panics. I will never forget the horrible support i received from them, with a beautifully stable mac that passed all hardware tests, and all i did was install intego and i got kernel panics and system crashes. it was a nightmare, and they would not refund, and in this case i really wanted a refund! I will never send another cent their way after the damage they caused, but let's not put nice indi devs in the same class thanks. That was really mean to give this half a star. Whether macs are harder to catch viruses or not, the fact is the product does as advertised, and STOPS them if they ARE about and certainly in realtime, stops windows ones from being passed on to others. If it didn't work or was unstable, fair enough, but to judge a program on the fact you believe is unnecessary, is very unprofessional. You should judge it on the quality of what it does i.e whether it does what it says it does.
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amir6020
13 April 2012
it's working very well on my mac thank you so much & i wish you succes
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Version 1.2.1
Dejmac
24 September 2011
After downloading (on my MacBook Pro with Mac OS 10.6.8), I run its installation process... In ProtectMac "Important information" I read: "Ensure that all other antivirus products have been completely removed from your computer before proceeding."!?... I didn't believe my own eyes what developers have written! Nevertheless, I started installation process. Immediately I got a message: "ProtectMac AntiVirus can’t be installed on this computer. Intego VirusBarrier is installed and is not compatible with this software."!?... I didn't believe my own eyes what developers have written again! I downloaded this software from their web site using button where it is written: "Download ProtectMac AntiVirus and try it for free for 30 days."! Well, it sounds very odd - in order just to try their antivirus software one has to completely remove other antivirus software (which was paid and is in use already). I have no idea if ProtectMac AntiVirus is good, less good, or fantastic in comparison with other antivirus software (in this case - Intego), until I try it. With such "catch 22" developers words "... try it for free for 30 days..." are mission impossible. I will never give up on any of my antivirus software working successfully on my computer, in order just to try some unknown software... Thank you very much...
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Version 1.2.1
3 answer(s)
Thresher-the-Shark
Thresher-the-Shark
24 September 2011
That's standard operating procedure for all "active scanning" anti-virus software. I don't have that much experience with Mac anti-virus apps, however I can tell you in Windows having multiple anti-virus programs running simultaneously usually spells disaster. Basically both programs will think the other is a virus and start attacking each other rendering machines unusable until one is removed. I've had computers take nearly ten minutes just to boot as for example Symantec and McAfee (both notorious for this) fought each other for control of the system.
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Adreitz
Adreitz
11 July 2012
Thresher is right. This is normal for AV software. You don't have to *uninstall* your current software if you want to try out this package. You just need to disable your current software's active protection background process (look in your software's preferences) and not try to run a manual scan with your current software while this new package is running.
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Chas-m
Chas-m
15 August 2014
You've already thrown your money away on worthless software, and you're looking to throw more money away by wanting to run MULTIPLE anti-virus software? Wow, PT Barnum was right!
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sdreier
18 September 2011
This does the job. Got a bacdoor trojan on my WP blog. Scanned it with : Virusbarrier Sophos Norton AV 12 beta Kasperksy Did not detect it. Protectmac did. So it does the job, and it was not a false positive. I´m in
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Version 1.2
1 answer(s)
Timmyb
Timmyb
23 September 2011
Please tell us more about the 'backdoor trojan' Specifically, was it a Mac or WIndows trojan?
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Tom46
05 June 2011
Easy to use and seems to be very unobtrusive in the background. Haven't tried a full scan yet, but so far I'm very happy with it..
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Version 1.1.5
Graham-Perrin
18 July 2010
Of the products that I am testing on Mac OS X 10.6.4: * ClamXav and ClamXav Sentry * Kaspersky Anti-Virus * ProtectMacAntiVirus * Sophos Anti-Virus * VIPRE Enterprise - ProtectMacAntiVirus 1.1.3 is probably the easiest to use, the most Mac-like. Re: the building blocks, reliable information about the effectiveness of the 'Threat Data Module' is not easy to find, so for this particular review I have to give only 2/5 for value. At http://markallan.co.uk/BB/viewtopic.php?t=2020 we might gain clarification (from ProtectMac Ltd.) about key differences between ClamXav and ProtectMac AntiVirus.
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Version 1.1.3
1 answer(s)
Graham-Perrin
Graham-Perrin
18 July 2010
At http://www.protectmac.com/antivirus/ > intercepting … any … email attachment that is extracted Implicit in that sentence: * e-mail messages are not scanned. That's not a criticism of the software - it does what it says on the box - but at http://www.protectmac.com/support/faq.html or http://www.protectmac.com/antivirus/features.html it could be clearer that only extracted attachments (not the messages from which extraction is made) are scanned.
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Version 1.1.3