updated 09:15 am EST, Thu November 5, 2009
New Mac anti-virus software protects files
Kaspersky has introduced Anti-Virus for Mac, a port of its long-running Windows and Linux software designed to cope with threats such as worms, Trojans and bots. Some features include e-mail and attachment protection, as well as download scans, and alerts on blocked files and programs. The software recognizes up to 30,000 threats; self-protection functions guard settings with a password, and attempt to prevent techniques from being modified or deleted.
Automatic updates ensure protection against current viruses. While running, the program is also said to consume a low 1 percent of processing power. Anti-Virus requires Mac OS X 10.4.11 or higher, and costs $40 under a one-year single-system license, or $60 under a license covering three machines.