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Virex X for Mac

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.1
  • Total Downloads:
    7,579
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 27, 2002
  • Price:
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  • File Size:
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  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Mac

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1 stars

"Can't even download program!"

December 02, 2008  |  By ewait1

 |  Version: McAfee VirusScan 8.6.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Their website sucks! I purchased the program online and received 2 emails with the grant number. There's no place online to download the program, and there's no link in the emails to download the program. When I got to a place on the website where you can put in your grant number, I got the message that the grant number doesn't allow downloads!

Now I'm back online with someone in India trying to get a refund. If it's this difficult to even GET the program, I don't want it!

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1 stars

"I would wait..."

December 02, 2007  |  By OzZkar65

 |  Version: McAfee VirusScan 8.6

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This program. ver. 8.6 made my home folder disappear right after installing it. I had to go into my guest profile.. looked in the users folder and my profile folder was empty. I downloaded the program again and used its uninstaller and my home folder reappear ..... scared me bad.

Before uninstalling I did try a few things from the new profile I had just created.. I couldn't even repair permissions..

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1 stars

"I would wait..."

December 02, 2007  |  By OzZkar65

 |  Version: McAfee VirusScan 8.6

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This program. ver. 8.6 made my home folder disappear right after installing it. I had to go into my guest profile.. looked in the users folder and my profile folder was empty. I downloaded the program again and used its uninstaller and my home folder reappear ..... scared me bad.

Before uninstalling I did try a few things from the new profile I had just created.. I couldn't even repair permissions..

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5 stars

"Performs well"

November 04, 2007  |  By bmtndog

 |  Version: McAfee VirusScan 8.5 (build 279)

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Once you go through the hassle of getting this turned on with grant numbers, etc. it works fine. I've not seen that many viruses on the Mac, but it had found a couple, plus PC viruses in email attachments, etc. It runs automatically every night on my machine. My only complaint is that when done running, it should self-terminate. Instead, it is sitting there on my desktop waiting for me to dismiss it every morning.

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1 stars

"works well, kinda like it"

October 04, 2006  |  By itsamacworld

 |  Version: McAfee VirusScan 8.5 (build 263)

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
to be true was a bit scared at first (like the first job interview in your life) but must admit that this version from guys @ mcafee is pretty stable and the best i've seen in some years. good job of cleaning up things

however i still am bogged down by the system slowness as soon as i install it. their readme helps solving this problem by suggesting changing the on acess scanner setting to write instead of the default always. once you do that change things are pretty slick.

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4 stars

"Increased G5 fan activity"

July 26, 2006  |  By VersionTrackerUserOpinion

 |  Version: McAfee VirusScan 8.5 (build 219)

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Normally I use Virex v7.2.
Switching to v8.5 caused the G5 processors to work much harder - all the time.
Using Backup v3 to do a full backup to an external firewire disk became painfully slow. The activity monitor indicated a lot of virus checking activity.

I've gone back to v7.2 and the G5 has calmed down.

G5 dual 2.0; OS X 10.4.7; 8GB Ram

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4 stars

"Not Bad"

July 25, 2006  |  By Dowap0

 |  Version: McAfee VirusScan 8.5 (build 219)

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
No problems as of yet. Need to make sure ALL remains of old virus software are gone. It is very speedy scanning.

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5 stars

"I need a fix"

July 25, 2006  |  By Hockpooh777

 |  Version: McAfee VirusScan 8.5 (build 219)

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Here is the hotfix for Virex 7.7 I just downloaded it and it works great. http://www.udel.edu/topics/virus/mcafee/mac/Hotfix.zip

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5 stars

"still"

April 28, 2006  |  By m36

 |  Version: Virex X 7.7

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
or better, again, one of the very best Antivirus tools existing for Mac. Finds really every potentially dangerous file (Mac and PC) but takes its time and cpu.
The only real flaw/drawback is that the developer switched to company support only so one has to purchase 5 licences to become a registered user.

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1 stars

"Thumbs down!"

February 17, 2006  |  By gevantry

 |  Version: Virex X 7.7

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
After using Virex for over 5 years, I've decided to drop kick it. That $40.21 per license is a flat out lie. You have to purchase a minimum of 5 licenses, which makes the price more like $200. Bad on you, McAfee! No wonder Apple dropped your product as a .Mac benefit.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.1
The Virex package includes a native OS X application and a command-line scanner.
  • Detects and cleans Windows and Macintosh viruses and Trojans
The Virex 7 application includes these new features.
  • A native Macintosh OS X application
  • On-line HTML help
  • Supports drag and drop scanning and cleaning
  • Access to our online Virus Information Library
  • Report generation
A Command-line scanner is also included, and includes these features
  • Use through the Terminal application. The Terminal application is in the Application Utilities folder
  • Scan operations can be scheduled via cron using the command-line scanner
    To do this, edit the default crontab file in /private/etc
General
Publisher McAfee
Publisher web site http://www.mcafee.com
Release Date September 27, 2002
Date Added September 27, 2002
Version 7.1
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.0/10.1/10.2/10.3
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.0.3 or higher
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    Total Downloads 7,579
    Downloads Last Week 1
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