updated 03:20 pm EST, Wed November 30, 2011
Scaled back from full-scale Anti-Virus for Mac
Kaspersky has released a new Mac security app, simply called Virus Scanner. The title is being sold on the Mac App Store, and is explicitly designed as a "lightweight" version of the company's existing Mac software. It detects and removes both Mac- and non-Mac malware, using automatically updated definitions.
The program will allegedly only consume CPU power while scanning, but is limited in scope. Scans can only be run manually, for example, and not scheduled. Kasperky adds that unlike Anti-Virus for Mac 2011, Virus Scanner won't get definition updates as quickly, or access to Kaspersky Security Network cloud features.
Quick, full, and "virus" scanning options are available. Virus Scanner is currently selling for $10. OS X 10.6.6 or later is required.