McAfee VirusScan for Mac

McAfee VirusScan for Mac

Complete anti-virus protection for Mac, PowerPC, and Intel-based systems

Overview

McAfee VirusScan for Mac provides complete, proactive malware protection for Mac systems and users. Using proven protection methods, it stops all types of viruses and malicious code, including spyware, adware, Trojans, and new, unknown threats.

VirusScan for Mac delivers:

Centralized, simplified security management — With the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) platform, you can efficiently deploy and manage your Mac, Windows, and Linux clients on your network, giving you better security visibility across your entire infrastructure. Control policy configuration, deployment, and reporting for all your endpoints from the ePO platform’s single, web-based console.

Proactive threat protection — Uses heuristic analysis, generic protection, and on-access scanning to detect and remove viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware, adware, and other unwanted threats before they infect your system. VirusScan for Mac guards against Mac, PC, and Unix-based viruses.

Continuous and on-demand virus scanning — Automatically scans for threats each time a file is accessed. Also scans on demand with file drag and drop.

Seamless security updating — Automatically pulls the latest malware updates from McAfee Labs, our worldwide, 24/7 security research team.

Features & Benefits

Defend against known and unknown threats

Stop every type of virus, spyware, adware, and other malicious code that targets Mac OS X or Microsoft Windows. McAfee VirusScan for Mac can even detect compressed malware files and previously unknown viruses.

Enable users to securely deploy Macs

Allow end users to operate Macs in your environment and ensure their data is protected.

Enforce security policies across your network

Get continuous policy enforcement for multiple files, directories, and volumes, including volumes on remote Macs connected through your network.

Simplify security management

Deploy and monitor VirusScan for Mac using the familiar Mac OS X Aqua user interface. Alternatively, use the McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) platform for easy deployment, enforcement, management, and reporting — all from a single console.

Get reliable and fast virus-scanning performance

Check files only when they are accessed to determine whether they’re infected with malware. Initiate on-demand scanning using file drag and drop, and schedule full-disk scans to run at convenient intervals, such as overnight or during off-peak hours.

Guard against email threats

Scan Apple Mail messages and attachments for threats, and protect users when they save or open files from shared network drives.

Stay up-to-date automatically

Count on streaming updates from McAfee Labs — our worldwide, 24/7 security research team — to ensure full compliance and up-to-the-minute protection against viruses, worms, and other threats.

System Requirements

These are minimum system requirements only. Recommended requirements are in parenthesis, where applicable. Actual requirements will vary depending on the nature of your environment.

System Requirements

  • CPU: Intel or PowerPC-based Mac
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Disk space: 300 MB (500 MB recommended)

Operating Systems

  • Mac OS X Lion (10.7 or higher)
  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6 or higher)
  • Mac OS X Leopard (10.5 or higher)
  • Mac OS X Tiger (10.4 or higher)

Resources

Data Sheets

McAfee VirusScan for Mac

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Community

Blogs

  • Understanding the Scope of Venom (CVE-2015-3456)
    Jim Walter - May 19, 2015

    In recent days, much has been said and written around the recently disclosed “Venom” vulnerability. It is important to fully understand the real-world severity of vulnerabilities such as Venom. Although the threat is potentially severe and certainly interesting (it is in a class of relatively rare guest escapes from virtual machines), one has to take into […]

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  • Enhanced Certificate Security – Pinning
    McAfee Foundstone Professional Services - May 18, 2015

    Written by Deepak Choudhary There are always risks involved when relying on a third party to send and receive sensitive data over secure network channels. While we recognize the roles of the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and third party certificate authority (CA), we also believe that Certificate SSL Pinning can play a key role in […]

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  • Defending Against Ransomware with McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange
    Dan Larson - April 30, 2015

    In a blog last week, I discussed CryptoLocker, a particularly nefarious family of ransomware, and how to defend against it. I thought it would be worthwhile to demonstrate how McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange can detect and stop malware like ransomware, even if the suspicious file has not been flagged as malware by antivirus signatures. Click […]

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  • Advice for Unfastening CryptoLocker Ransomware
    Dan Larson - April 22, 2015

    In the McAfee Labs Threats Report: November 2014, Intel Security predicted nine major threats that would occur in 2015. Regarding ransomware, we said this: “Ransomware will evolve its methods of propagation, encryption, and the targets it seeks.” Almost immediately, we began to see a huge rise in ransomware, especially with the family CTB-Locker, followed by […]

    The post Advice for Unfastening CryptoLocker Ransomware appeared first on McAfee.

  • Building Secure Castles in the Cloud
    PageOne Pr - April 21, 2015

    You, along with the vast majority of companies, use public cloud servers for something. Whether they are your primary service infrastructure, overflow capacity, or emergency backup, this Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) is delivering on the promises of reduced costs, greater agility, and enhanced scalability. But there are still questions about security. You need to […]

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