Kaspersky Anti-Virus
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Kaspersky Anti-Virus... Advanced anti-virus protection for your Mac. Stops malware before it can be passed from your Mac onto PCs and other systems on your network. Small, frequent updates. Outstanding performance. And a familiar Mac-type interface.

Features:
  • Advanced Protection
    Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Mac offers advanced protection from all known types of malware threats, including viruses, worms, Trojans and bots. Files are scanned when opened, downloaded or saved, protecting you from over 30,000 new threats every day - including those
What's New
Version 8.0.6.863: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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Lebeis reviewed on 28 Jan 2013
For a Mac user in general, the app is just not that necessary. I use my Mac a lot and the Kaspersky never found nothing since i got it, some months ago. I think it is ok...
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tjekov37 replied on 03 Jan 2014
"For WHAT?" you are wondering? !!! For online shopping and banking . For block malware in websites , fishing and bot-nets. NOT directly security for MAC OSX is needed ! All we know that for MAC OSX have mostly trojans ! But fishing web-sites, scam and e-mail spam are is big problem !!! That WHY need antivirus for MAC -users.
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alas! commented on 18 Apr 2012
In light of the current selection of quite competent free anti virus, anti malware software, ie Sophos, Avast, ClamX, is it really necessary to pay for one at this point?
Sophos, Avast and ClamX all alerted me to the presence of the current 'Flashback' trojan on my machine.
And all have been problem free for me.
Are any current 'for pay' AV software superior in any way to the free ones?
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B. Jefferson Le Blanc replied on 03 Aug 2013
Some of the paid products, in particular Virus Barrier, offer a much wider range of features and capabilities than the free programs. On the other hand, the free version of Sophos for the Mac does everything this Kaspersky product does. So it pays to shop around.
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Kalicoco reviewed on 26 Jan 2012
KAV caused untold havoc with my Mac using Parallels, it managed to render my computer unusable, and I couldn't remove it until their tech sent me a new install with an uninstall feature. I would stay well away from anything Kaspersky!
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Younkint replied on 26 Jan 2012
Perhaps Kaspersky AV for Mac has a problem with Parallels ...I don't know. But, please don't imply that the company produces junk - as they certainly do not. We run Kaspersky on our Windows Boot Camp partitions, and it is excellent. We also run it on dedicated PCs and have for years. Kaspersky software has only improved with time, which cannot be said of much "security" software.

One can debate the necessity of an AV program for OS X at this time, but the time will come when it is needed. I'm glad to see Kaspersky in the Mac market. I have no doubt that they will quickly fix any problems with a Parallels conflict.
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Shk747 reviewed on 24 Jun 2011
after 10.6.8 greatest problems with this crap !

to do advertising on ferrari's F1 nose is not enough kaspersky !
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Graham Perrin reviewed on 17 Jul 2010
Forums to be aware of:

http://forum.kaspersky.com/index.php?showforum=117
- for the released version

http://forum.kaspersky.com/index.php?showforum=78
- for the beta version.

The levels of support provided, to users of both versions, are remarkably good.

For a product that's not open source, I see pleasing levels of transparency.
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Hdo reviewed on 18 Mar 2010
Conflicts with Parallels Desktop & FireFox...

Hmm.. You would think that its kaspersky, it must be good. It was really disappointing. It conflicts with Parallels Desktop, and the file details gets corrupt, I was really a pain. I feel intego Barrier is a better tool as I had it previously and it worked fine. 



After running a scan FireFox also stopped working. I am really upset. :-(
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St00pid-M0nk3y replied on 27 May 2010
First of all, you don't need an anti-virus... there's been two low level trojans in the wild that have ever existed for Mac OS X since OS X has first been released. And... because of this... these apps are searching for... nothing. The only thing they'd be searching for is possible Windows viruses which you may have downloaded and could send to other people, but a Windows virus on a Mac does nothing. A lot of the apps have been shown to cause data corruption and actually make your computer more vulnerable by opening up security holes. You're on a Mac. The beauty of a Mac is the lack of viruses. When the day comes when we need anti-virus software (if ever... though it's not an impossibility), by all means... get an AV. But for now it's just completely unnecessary.
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iodrew replied on 13 Jul 2010
So what you're saying is...wait until you get shot before you don your armor. That is wise ;) I'd rather try to be prepared for the day that will come. Mac's time of touting invulnerability (that's what everyone makes it sound like) will come to an end. More Mac owners everyday, more Mac haters everyday. At least some of us will have tried to protect our beloved machines and their contents. Which AV programs, if any, were useful or not will be revealed. I keep Clam.
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Graham Perrin commented on 18 Jul 2010
> Conflicts with Parallels Desktop

Do you use a version of Parallels Desktop that uses MacFUSE?

If so, please note that current versions of Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Mac OS X do not scan files on MacFUSE volumes. (IMO this is neither a conflict nor a bug, simply a feature that is not yet implemented.)

http://forum.kaspersky.com/index.php?showtopic=174472
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GeoProf replied on 11 Jun 2011
St00p!d-M0nk3y, I'm so sick of that bankrupt wad of rationalizations. And even if they were unquestionably true, it still amounts to shamelessly proclaiming to the world that you don't give a damn about anyone but yourself, which is why it's so baffling that you and your ilk are so zealous about it.
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Ilgaz commented on 21 Feb 2010
Making a Windows program compile for Mac and actually run on both PPC/Intel is impressive but it is not a "Mac security solution" unless it does a very complex/advanced thing as advanced heuristics on a Unix/NeXT operating system looking for a yet-unknown threat with minimal CPU load. That is actually harder than a Windows security product which everyone learned the "style" of malware authors.

If an application sits there, does nothing except watching for Windows based threats signatures, it will -of course- use comical amount of CPU since it is not really watching for a threat. Clam does the same thing for free...

I hope it doesn't just use well deserved Kaspersky prestige in Windows security scene for an overpriced product.
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Tim27 commented on 19 Feb 2010
Did this used to be called something else? I've never heard of Kaspersky for Macs before.
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Graham Perrin commented on 18 Jul 2010
Kaspersky® Anti-Virus for Mac was announced and released in October 2009:
http://www.kaspersky.com/news?id=207575933
http://www.kaspersky.com/news?id=207575937
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Askeptic commented on 19 Feb 2010
I have been a Kaspersky PC user wo any problems what so ever. I hope the Mac version is just as effective. BTW, unlike the other poster, I have had no system issues. Nor does it slow down my system. Very CPU utilization when running in background. I have no idea what they are commenting on. I will reserve the rating until I have used it for a while.
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Pukky reviewed on 19 Feb 2010
Completely useless, only slows your Mac and makes him similar to a pathetic Windows.
A waste of money.
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St00pid-M0nk3y replied on 29 May 2010
If you think you need an antivirus, then you're a pathetic Mac user.
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Sakhalin rated on 21 Nov 2012

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Macbond rated on 26 Jan 2012

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Maximas rated on 26 Jan 2012

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Hdo rated on 04 Jan 2011

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Version Downloads:6,126
Type:Utilities : Virus
License:Demo
Date:26 Jan 2012
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $39.95
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Kaspersky Anti-Virus... Advanced anti-virus protection for your Mac. Stops malware before it can be passed from your Mac onto PCs and other systems on your network. Small, frequent updates. Outstanding performance. And a familiar Mac-type interface.

Features:
  • Advanced Protection
    Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Mac offers advanced protection from all known types of malware threats, including viruses, worms, Trojans and bots. Files are scanned when opened, downloaded or saved, protecting you from over 30,000 new threats every day - including those specifically targeting Macs. Your music, photos, videos and personal information remain safe and secure. And you're protected from passing PC malware from your Mac onto PCs on your network.

  • Fully-Automated Updates
    Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Mac ensures your security is completely up-to-date without you having to lift a finger. Small, frequent updates protect you from newly-identified threats on a daily, or more frequent (as necessary), basis. And your security software is automatically updated to the latest versions as they are released.

  • Internet and Network Security
    Every file you download from the Internet is checked for malware. All identified threats are blocked and accompanied by an alert to you.

  • Email Protection
    Real-time scanning protects your email messages and attachments. All identified threats are blocked and you are alerted.

  • Mac-Like Interface
    A familiar, customizable Mac-like interface makes Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Mac highly intuitive and user-friendly.

  • High-Performance
    Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Mac delivers award-winning protection while consuming less than 1% of your Mac's available processing power.

  • Kaspersky Self-Protection
    Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Mac uses a variety of techniques to ensure that your security software cannot be modified or deleted. And password protection prevents individuals or malware from disabling or making changes to your anti-virus settings that could leave your Mac more vulnerable to attacks.

  • Free Support
    Kaspersky Lab offers free technical support from qualified, North American-based technicians via telephone, email and IM. Additional support includes FastTrack Support containing an FAQ database, and Kaspersky Knowledge Base, an online database of detailed answers to questions about installing and using Kaspersky Lab products.


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