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Offline Brandonn2010

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Is Mac Avast! Free? If not, what is?
« on: November 30, 2010, 04:35:12 PM »
Sorry for asking this in another thread. My stepmom does need an antivirus for her Mac, and I would like her to have Avast! or a good free alternative. Thank you.
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Re: Is Mac Avast! Free? If not, what is?
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2010, 06:16:44 PM »
Hey and Welcome

ClamXav is good but it doesn't have any realtime protection of what I know of. the only thing Mac needs is a good good firewall. Avast has free AV for Linux so you can try to install the linux avast but it only works as an on-demand scanner. (Mac OS is a Linux based OS)

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Re: Is Mac Avast! Free? If not, what is?
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2010, 08:53:18 PM »
Yeah, Clam is the only one that I know of.

here's a bit on Mac security though, for laughs or info.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20002317-245.html
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Re: Is Mac Avast! Free? If not, what is?
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2010, 09:15:18 AM »
Yeah, Clam is the only one that I know of.

here's a bit on Mac security though, for laughs or info.
http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20002317-245.html

Yes, the article is true. Honestly, the only reason why there isn't as much malware for mac machines, is the fact, that there was lack of interrest from bad guys, writing viruses. There's no extra security in Mac OS X, rather the opposite is true here.

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btw. avast for mac has a 60 day trial,and we're going to have this product free as well (it's newer lite version).
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Re: Is Mac Avast! Free? If not, what is?
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2011, 03:42:38 PM »
Yes Avast is free but it is not secure for more time

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Re: Is Mac Avast! Free? If not, what is?
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2011, 06:31:33 PM »
There is a product from sophos for mac and its free. But make sure you switch it back to avast once new mac version of avast is available ;) : http://www.sophos.com/products/free-tools/free-mac-anti-virus/

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Re: Is Mac Avast! Free? If not, what is?
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2011, 11:31:52 PM »
There is a product from sophos for mac and its free. But make sure you switch it back to avast once new mac version of avast is available ;) : http://www.sophos.com/products/free-tools/free-mac-anti-virus/

PC tools's Iantivirus does a much better job than Sophos and does what it says it does. NO COMMERCIAL! but comodo has made an AV for make but it's still in beta. Don't forget that you (in general) are able to install any linux based software on mac; Mac is itself a Linux/Unix based OS.

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Re: Is Mac Avast! Free? If not, what is?
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2011, 10:29:10 PM »
If Avast! is going to have a free Mac version soon, I will have my stepmom wait for that. Will it have real-time protection or no?
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Re: Is Mac Avast! Free? If not, what is?
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2011, 02:28:51 PM »
If Avast! is going to have a free Mac version soon, I will have my stepmom wait for that. Will it have real-time protection or no?

Hallo,
the engine of this product is finsihed, but GUI part was postponed - some rework is needed, as stated by some QA testing. But, for sure, there is (well, will be - it's still not public) free version with realtime protections (fileshield, webshield, mailshield... etc.).

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Re: Is Mac Avast! Free? If not, what is?
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2011, 03:18:53 AM »
Is there an ETA for the new Mac version of Avast?
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Re: Is Mac Avast! Free? If not, what is?
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2011, 09:05:56 AM »
Is there an ETA for the new Mac version of Avast?

Hallo, beta version was released yesterday, see the sticky topic in this forum.

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