ProtectWorks AntiVirus
ProtectWorks AntiVirus
2.0.15

3.5

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ProtectWorks AntiVirus free download for Mac

ProtectWorks AntiVirus2.0.15

16 November 2020

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 ProtectWorks AntiVirus

Version 2.0.15:
  • Added support for macOS Big Sur 11.

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24 Reviews of ProtectWorks AntiVirus

4
Mactip
15 January 2016
Version: 1.4.1

Most helpful

Is now ProtectWorks AntiVirus. Jan 15, 2016 version 2.0.2.
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4
Mactip
15 January 2016
Version: 1.4.1
Is now ProtectWorks AntiVirus. Jan 15, 2016 version 2.0.2.
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2
tjekov37
16 November 2014
Version: 1.4.1
http://securityspread.com/S0urce/LatestDetectionRates.pdf
(0)
Amergin
15 August 2014
Version: 1.4.1
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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Chas-m
15 August 2014
Version: 1.4.1
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."
(2)
0.5
FlyingKiwiNZ
11 July 2013
Version: 1.3.4
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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5
amir6020
13 April 2012
Version: 1.2.1
it's working very well on my mac thank you so much & i wish you succes
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0.5
Dejmac
24 September 2011
Version: 1.2.1
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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4.5
sdreier
18 September 2011
Version: 1.2
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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5
Tom46
05 June 2011
Version: 1.1.5
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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4
Graham-Perrin
18 July 2010
Version: 1.1.3
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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Pirx
10 October 2009
Version: 1.1.1
The keyword is compliance. If you work in the corporate world with a computer, no matter what make it is and what operating system it runs, your business partners may request you to run AV, no matter if you yourself are affected or not. Noncompliance = no business. Plain, straight, as simple as that.
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Mrglsmrc
07 October 2009
Version: 1.1.1
unix based snow leopard machines are very secure. there is no justification for running antivirus software on them or spending fifty bucks to do so. even clanAV which is free and available for the mac is unnecessary because most if not all clamAV virus definitions are for windows machines. for the commenter who said he 'found something' with this application, i am not surprised you got a false positive because antivirus software which doesn't convince you of a non-existent threat won't sell. there is however a definite need for windows based AV software for macusers running bootcamp. that's because your windows disk partition is NOT safe viruses like the mac partition is. there are many useful ways to protect a mac that doesn't involve virus software. you should regularly eliminate tracking cookies. you should perform backups of your system startup disk. you should use passwords for merchants with strong encryption and these should be stored in a password protected database. you should not accept malware plugins to your browser from unknown sources. all of these actions are more important than AV software that costs fifty bucks. unfortunately all of these actions require using your brain and while most people have fifty bucks to throw at imaginary problems, few of us really have the time to think and solve our own problems. that's a pity.
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4
Sonelta
06 July 2009
Version: 1.0.6
I know lots of people have posted comments about this being a rip off, and lets all use CLAMAV etc etc. Perhaps those who think that can provide a more detailed "Review" of this product and compare it fully with opposing applications so that people like me can make more informed choices from reviews and comments that are helpful. My personal opinion is that this was easy to use and during the trial it detected a virus that Virusbarrier had not. So it may have been a Windows but since I value my friendships and communication I was that I avoided passing this on to PC users. I dealt with the problem effeciently. I like the user layout and it is easy to configure to how I want it to work with scheduled scanning and option to choose with folder/files to scan should I wish to limit it. Compared to Integos virusbarrier I would rather have this one. CLAMAV may be free but I find it out dated and not very configurable. I am however, reluctant to pay the price that is being asked for but since there are not as many options for MAC I guess we can expect higher prices.
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Creepster
13 May 2009
Version: 1.0.6
For those worried about Mac malware, read this. http://www.roughlydrafted.com/2009/01/29/the-mac-malware-myth/
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5
O5220803
30 March 2009
Version: 1.0.5
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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Shotgunweddings
12 January 2009
Version: 1.0.3
$45 for something that basically serves no purpose for Mac users. Cheaper or free alternatives would be a wiser investment for people seeking a lesson in futility. Sure it might be useful for removing windoze infections before you pass on some files to them. But honestly, who cares about windows users anyways LOL Overpriced and bloated , even if the developer paid me $45 , I still wouldn't install it
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Leoofborg
17 December 2008
Version: 1.0.2
Unless the vendor has gone out of their way to strip documentation out of the Clamav code in violation of the GPL then you can't call this a 'rip off'. Maybe one of the 'critics' should verify this before using the 'R' word. As for me, well. there's LCC [good all around util that invokes ClamXav] and the front end available elsewhere.
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Bigdave56
13 August 2008
Version: 0.9.1
I agree $45 seems overpriced, esp for what may just be a gussied-up version of ClamXAV. That's why I stopped using Intego's VirusBarrier: It never found a single thing, which means either there was no threat, or it didn't work, period. ClamXAV *WILL* quarantine infected files, but won't "sanitize" them. But on my machine, it has never detected a threat either. iAntivirus looks interesting but its small footprint is apparently achieved at the cost of omitting windoze viruses from the db- fine for protecting your mac, but doesn't do anything to protect windows users you may share files with. Just my 2 cents.
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iTruth
12 August 2008
Version: 0.9
Everybody has a right to make a living but if you must have an AV, iAntivirus by PCTools is free for home users. It's in beta but it is backed and developed by a multi-million dollar company that so far has produced a pretty impressive AV for the Mac that is light on system resources and runs quietly in the background. There is just no way one can justify spending $44.95 for this, especially since it uses the FREE ClamX engine!
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Igreg
12 August 2008
Version: 0.9
The interface looks nothing like ClamXAv. ClamXAV has been standing still a long time and lacks certain basic requirements. One essential is the ability to clean or remove threats, it only identifies them. Even in identification it is sorely lacking, particularly in isolating threats in Mail. Any competition in free or shareware antivirus is sorely needed. The commercial apps are WAY over-priced, they need some healthy and SERIOUS competition. Hopefully, this new app will provide such competition. I do not know if this one does as well or better than ClamXAV.
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J-a-duke
12 August 2008
Version: 0.9
While this product uses the ClamAV engine, it seems to add features that ClamXav doesn't have like file access scanning. And while I see "rip-off" written in the comments, nobody seems to deny and decry Apple's use of open-source code in the OS.
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A-J-Benamu
12 August 2008
Version: 0.9
If anybody wants to buy, the store is off-line.. That is something to consider.
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Shotgunweddings
12 August 2008
Version: 0.9
Rip-off clamd clamd.conf libclamav.dylib libclamunrar_iface.dylib libclamunrar.dylib ClamAV is free and this is a blatant rip-off of a FREE product. Sad!
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Ninjaboy
12 August 2008
Version: 0.9
...And this is different from ClamXav how?
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3.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.6.0 or later
License: 
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