McAfee has added Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger support to its Virex security product.

Virex - a version of which is available for free to .Mac subscribers - is a virus scanning application. It can detect security threats within attachments and compressed files.

"Although the Macintosh installed base is relatively small, it is still a potential target for hackers, especially systems that are connected to the corporate network," said Steve Crutchfield, director of product marketing at McAfee.

McAfee Virex will ship August 29, 2005 worldwide.