Wed, 14 Mar 2012 Kaspersky Anti-Virus 2011 for Mac review
Protect your Mac from malware, with a tool that detects and decimates threats
Many of us think we’re immune to malware attacks, believing they’re only a worry for our Windows-using friends. While it’s true there are still very few bona fide viruses in the Mac world, we can still be victims of malware.
Mac trojans – malware that tricks users into installing code on their machines – have been spotted in the wild. Then there are macros that hide in Microsoft Office files, executing destructive routines whatever the platform. Finally, though a PC virus can’t harm your Mac, you wouldn’t want to be responsible for passing one on.
Kaspersky’s Anti-Virus 2011 protects your machine against a host of internet threats. In fact, the name is a little misleading when its main focus is to shield you from spyware, adware, phishing attacks and other malware. Anti-Virus 2011 will flag up suspicious sites, look for malware in emails and check files for known threats.
Designed to run constantly in the background, Kaspersky’s tool has a very low impact on CPU cycles, claiming to use just 1 per cent of your Mac’s computing power to achieve its aims. In use, we didn’t notice any slowdown or affect on our Mac’s capability.