If you are using Mac you won’t find many free antivirus programs to protect your Mac OS X platform from viruses and spywares. Although Mac platform is less susceptible to virus and malwares attack than Windows. Still, the chances are that MAC OS X will get affected by malware threats in the near future.
Unfortunately, not many free antivirus solutions are available for Mac based computers. However, there are two free anti-virus solutions that protects your MAC from malicious attacks, namely iAntivirus and ClamXav.
First up we’ll discuss some of the key features in iAntivirus. Basically, this antivirus software protects your Mac and personal information from malicious viruses, worms, Trojans, keyloggers, dialers, spyware, adware and Cyber threats that attempt to gain access to your files.
You won’t even notice as iAntivirus will quietly and automatically scan all your system files and will block and remove threats with minimal system impact.
Some of its key features are as follows:
- Automatic Smart Updates
- Real-time protection
- Low resource usage
- A variety of scan options
Additional advantage of iAntiVirus is that its database is Mac-specific and doesn’t contain any information about Windows-based threats.
Next up is ClamXav Antivirus
This is just another free antivirus for Mac which is based on an open source ClamAV engine that easily and efficiently scans virus threats on your Mac computer.
This software has the ability to move files on your computer, therefore it is absolutely vital that you back up any important data before running ClamXav. Addition to providing limited support for Mac OS X versions 10.3 and 10.2, this free Mac antivirus software can supports Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.4 platforms.