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Help! My MAC’s Infected


Yea I know, it’s not a common occurrence but the truth is that attacks on Apple’s line of computers is rising and at some point you may have to deal with one. Macworld has a nice and short blog post on ClamXav 2 which we have had occasion to use. The article essentially reiterates what our experiences have been with the product. A good useful tool that does not try to punch above its weight. A quick list of some of its features:

  • Clean, simple-to-use interface
  • Clearly lists infected files
  • Free virus definitions (usually updated daily)
  • Save your favourite scan locations for easy access
  • Customise the toolbar – or hide it entirely
  • Send selected files to quarantine or trash with one click
  • Specify files to exclude using plain text* or by using drag & drop from the Finder
  • Specify schedules to update virus definitions and perform scans
  • Use ClamXav Sentry to monitor your hard drive and scan new files as they arrive†
  • Use the bundled ClamAV engine or bring your own installation†
  • Compatible with Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 and OS X 10.9 Mavericks

I recommend the article at Macworld for an easy read and ClamXav for a good support tool for an engineers tool chain.

Source: Macworld

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