Graham Perrin
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Graham Perrin reviewed on 17 Jul 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.
[Version 1.1.3]


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Graham Perrin commented on 17 Jul 2010
building blocks visualised at http://www.protectmac.com/antivirus/blocks.html
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Graham Perrin replied on 17 Jul 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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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.
[Version 8.0.2.460]



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Graham Perrin reviewed on 26 Jun 2009
Very savvy use of WebArchive and other technologies.

It's a long, long time since I saw such potential in an application.

I have a few suggestions for improvement, one of which I'll make public:

- support for System Services.

The other suggestions, I'll make privately.
[Version 1.21]



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Graham Perrin reviewed on 09 Dec 2006
Features: 2 (poor), especially compared with:

a) Schubert|it PDF Browser Plugin, which offers me greater flexibility

b) Apple Preview, which lets me annotate PDF.

Ease of use: I wavered between 2 and 1 (worst). Interaction with other applications is lacklustre. Ulimately I'm slapping it down to 1 because it actively restricts me from adding comments. Adobe, please understand that comments tend to be for my own benefit, rarely for the benefit of others in a workflow.

Value: 1 (worst). The application is buggy. The help, when I sought it, was unhelpful, contradictory and buggy. Every minute wasted devalued the product.

Stability: 5 (best), but I'm discounting this from my overall score because a developer with the experience and clout of Adobe should never produce an unstable application.

My overall score of 1 (worst) reflects my opinion that for their flagship technology, Adobe should have presented a bug-free and exceptionally appealing product. As they fail to do this, so my inclination to purchase their 'fuller-featured' products drops close to zero.

For my more detailed review, please see http://fuzzy.wordpress.com/2006/12/09/adobereader8/
[Version 8.0]



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