List of Free AntiVirus Programs For Mac OS X [Downloads]

5 July 2011 By Varun

In the past couple of months Apple has shown keen interest in the Indian market. This is clearly visible when you look at the comparatively early release of iPad 2, decrease in iMac prices, and now iPhone 4 has also been released. If the current trend goes on then we will see many PC users shifting from Windows platform to Mac OS X, recently viruses have also started effecting Mac OS. However not all of us have the knowledge of compatible anti-virus software for the operating system. So we are posting some of the antivirus programs that are free and works fine on Mac OS X.

  • Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition:

This free antivirus for Mac is one of the best you will find when you hunt for a free antivirus solution. Sophos Anti-Virus offers a good bundle, and packs a lot of necessary features. Many of the free antiviruses lacks features like Quarantine, however Sophos for Mac Home Edition is an exception. Also, this light-on-resources antivirus does not irritate you from unnecessary pop-ups, and hence is good for those who get easily annoyed. Download Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition from here.

  • ClamXav:


ClamXav is yet another good and feature rich antivirus software for Snow Leopard 10.4, 10.5 and 10.6. This antivirus is updated very frequently, and has the ability to detect both Windows and Mac OS X viruses. Just like Sophos, it also has the option to quarantine a file. Apart from these features, it also allows you to schedule a scan, keeps eye on your hard drive, and automatically scans new files. Click here to download ClamXav now.

  • iAntiVirus:


iAntiVirus is a very simple and easy to use antivirus software for Mac OS X. It offers all the basic features of an antivirus program. It is compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6, and once installed iAntiVirus updates itself automatically. The thing that makes this antivirus different from others is its community support which helps you out of any problem you face with the scans and removals. This one especially recommended for those who are new to the Mac world. Download iAntiVirus for Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6 from here.

These are some of the good and free antivirus programs for Mac OS X. We will appreciate it if you could share your experience of antivirus software for Mac, are you even using antivirus on Mac?

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