Securing Your Macintosh From Viruses PDF Print E-mail

Apple Inc produces and sells Macintosh brand of computers. These were the first set of PCs to have a graphical interface instead of a command line one. Macintosh has become popular due to its advanced functions and features. But this has increased the threat of viruses and malwares. This calls for effective protection programs that scan and eliminate the virus. Before you go for Macintosh rental, make sure you are aware of the antivirus solutions that you may need.

Free antivirus protection through ClamXav

Many people opt for ClamXav antivirus system for Macintosh desktops as they can be downloaded free of cost. Once the program is installed, it can identify and eliminate malwares. The free software scans computer viruses on demand.

However, this software does not give your system real time protection from viruses. This means that the Macintosh computer user has to decide when the scan program needs to run and which folders should be scanned. ClamXav also falls behind in identifying security threats from advanced Trojans and malware programs.

Even though the price factor of the program is very appealing, it is not the best choice as it lacks advanced protection capabilities.

Mac Norton antivirus program

Norton 11.0 is the newest offering from Symantec for Macintosh computers. This antivirus offers all the standard options like email, on-demand and real time scanning. The program also provides a new dashboard widget feature. The software with its inbuilt features can run without your constant interference. This antivirus software is suitable for people who work on Windows-Mac operating systems. Although this software can detect most malware and Trojan bugs, it may not be able to catch complicated viruses. The antivirus program can be sourced from a Macintosh rental company.

McAfee Virus Scan for Mac

The newest McAfee antivirus software for Macintosh systems has the most upgraded anti-virus program. It is an easy to assess fully featured scanning program. But this software is not meant for individual computer operators as users need to buy at least 3 licenses when purchasing it. The software is targeted at vast computer networks. Virus Scan from MacAfee is ideal protection software for offices. It can also be incorporated with McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator.

Virus Barrier X5

Virus Barrier from Intego is the best antivirus software in the current list. It has an innovative and appealing graphical interface. The antivirus program is very modern in its outlook. It also claims to have a fast, simple and non-obtrusive method of operation. So Mac computer operators can run the software without any interruption to their routine work. This software is good for scanning and destroying malware that are intended for Macintosh operating systems apart from Windows based ones.

The choice of antivirus software depends on the need and budget of the individual. If the need is for a solution suitable for a large organization, you can opt for MacAfee's VirusScan. Intego's Antivirus program is ideal for individual Macintosh system. You can also take the help of professionals at Macintosh rental providers to get the best security solutions for viruses and Trojans.

 
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