updated 09:15 am EDT, Tue March 11, 2008
AntiVirus Dual Protection
Symantec has released a new anti-virus suite, AntiVirus Dual Protection. The package actually contains two pieces of software -- AntiVirus 11 for Mac and AntiVirus 2008 for Windows -- and is intended for owners of Intel Macs, who may use the Boot Camp feature of Mac OS X Leopard to run Windows XP or Vista on a separate partition. Each application is tailored to the specifics of its platform, requiring the two versions.
Both applications are able to scan and clean various downloads and e-mail attachments, with AntiVirus 11 specializing only in viruses and worms, while 2008 is able to detect rootkits and eliminate spyware. The Mac software has been upgraded with a redesigned interface and support for Leopard; 2008 is now able to work in the background, and perform faster scans. Dual Protection costs $70; Mac OS X 10.4.10 and Windows XP SP2 or higher are required.