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iAntiVirus User Guide
With PC Tools iAntiVirus you are protected against the most nefarious cyber‐threats attempting to gain access to your Mac and personal information. Once your computer has been infected, a virus or worm will usually attempt to spread itself to your friends, family and associates by accessing your email contacts and networked PCs. The infection may also allow hackers to access files on your Mac, use it to launch attacks against other computers and websites or to send mass SPAM email. PC Tools iAntiVirus provides real‐time protection and comprehensive system scanning to ensure your Mac remains safe and virus free.
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An Intel based Mac Mac OS X – version 10.5 (with the latest updates from Apple installed) At least 15mb of free disk space.
iAntiVirus is set to automatically start whenever you begin using your Mac. If during your session you decide to exit iAntiVirus, you may start it again by clicking the iAntiVirus icon in Applications ‐> iAntiVirus. If you’ve closed the main iAntiVirus window but haven’t unloaded iAntiVirus, you may re‐open the main screen by clicking either: ‐ The iAntiVirus dock icon ‐ The iAntiVirus tray icon ‐ The iAntiVirus icon in Applications ‐> iAntiVirus
The main screen of iAntiVirus shows at‐a‐glance version, scan and update information and allows easy access to commonly used functions.
1: iAntiVirus main screen
Scanning your Mac
You may scan your Mac for infections by clicking “Scan my Mac” under the “Select an Action” heading on the main screen. There are three different scan options available.
A quick scan is able to detect infections in common system locations and this scan type can generally be completed in a short amount of time.
2: Scan screen ‐ Quick Scan
A normal scan performs a more exhaustive search for infections than quick scan, but may take over an hour to complete on a heavily used Mac. Use this scan type if you suspect that your Mac is infected even though quick scan hasn’t detected anything malicious.
3: Scan screen ‐ Normal Scan
A custom scan allows you to specify which folders or Applications (.app) to search for infections. Custom folders and Apps may be either added or removed by clicking [+] and [ ‐] respectively. Please note that custom scan searches specified folders recursively. For example: you add “~/Desktop”, and then try adding “~/Desktop/SomeFolder” to the custom scan list. This will not result in “~/Destop/SomeFolder” being added to the list. This is because it is a subfolder of Desktop and will therefore be automatically scanned. New in this version If you have not set the iAntiVirus dock icon to hidden you may simply drag‐and‐drop files and/or folders to be scanned.
4: Scan screen ‐ Custom Scan
Reviewing and Removing Infections
Once a scan has completed, you may review and remove detected infections as shown in “Figure 5. Scan results”. Every selected infection will be quarantined when you click the “Remove selected” button. To go back to the main screen without removing any of the detected infections, simply “Unselect all” then click “Remove selected” and answer “YES” at the cancel removal prompt.
5: Scan results
Scan and Removal Summary
The scan summary is automatically shown when a scan has completed without detecting any infections, or after you have reviewed and removed infections from the “Scan Results” screen. The scan summary displays the scan type completed, the number of objects scanned, infected, quarantined and also if any infections could not be quarantined. ...