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Symantec ships AntiVirus Dual Protection

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.




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  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Amazing!

    They didn't charge twice the price!

  1. phillymjs

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Run fast, run far.

    The combination of common sense and not running any antivirus software is better than running Symantec products on your computer.

  1. Athens

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Run fast, run far.

    On the Mac side ya don't need it, on the Windows side, only a fool would run it with out AV protection.

  1. Mr. Strat

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    oh joy

    Just what we all need - software from a crappy company to protect us from things that don't exist.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Re: Run fast, run far.

    On the Mac side ya don't need it, on the Windows side, only a fool would run it with out AV protection.

    So why would you run from this since it offers NAV for Windows, if you say you'd be a fool not to run it?

    And if you're going to buy it for Windows (I don't know, maybe you've been hit over the head and your IQ has dropped to the mid-70's), this product would be a good deal, because then you can have a copy for the Mac sitting on a shelf, just in case Mac viruses start popping up all over the place.

    Although mr. stat implies Windows has no viruses, so not sure why you would even need this product at all.

  1. Mr. Strat

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    not what I said

    I would never say that Windows is free of viruses. But OS X is, and while Symantec used to be the king of the hill a few years back when it came to AV software, their reputation is not so clean now.

    If I owned an Intel-based Mac, there's no way I'd soil such a fine machine with Windows.

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