ProtectMac AntiVirus is a security product for Mac OS X, designed to keep you safe from viruses and spyware. ProtectMac AntiVirus allows you to scan any area of your Mac or network for both Macintosh and non-Macintosh malware. The user-friendly, graphical interface enables you to perform user scans, set up scheduled scans to run in the background, monitor status information and manage any threats that are discovered. ProtectMac AntiVirus automatically checks for updates daily, downloading new threat identities and product updates and installing them without user intervention or the need to restart your Mac. At the heart of the product is a file-access scanner that is always running in the background in real-time checking for threats, intercepting every file that is opened, closed or copied, any application that is launched, any file that is downloaded from the internet or email attachment that is extracted. With the ability to scan any device or location directly from Finder's contextual menu, as well as automatic scanning of DVDs, CDs, USB devices and dmg files as they are mounted, checking for threats on your Mac has never been easier.
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. I installed on my 15" MacBook Pro and immediately had overheating issues. The computer ran hot all the time, and drained the battery in less than an hour. I opened activity window and found that the processor was running @ 100% continually due to this piece of software. I uninstalled it and Clamxav and I have no more overheating issues. I also found others who were having the same problem in the Apple discussions forum and traced it to the same cause. Just thought you should know!
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. Not bad for a new product. I got some viruses and some trojans in a safe folder and, after I've tried Intego Virus Barrier,Sophos Endprotection,TrendMicro Smart Surfing,iAntivirus and Norton, the only software to recognize that folder and the danger were: ClamXav and THIS ONE!
Good to go for.
My computer is an iMac G4 2.1ghz, not what I would call slow, until I installed this product. Almost straight away the computer slowed to a crawl. Upon investigation with Activity Monitor, it showed the product using between 60 & 80% of the processor, slowing down all other processes. Having un-installed the program, my computer is back to normal. I would not recommend this product!!