Kaspersky Virus Scanner

Kaspersky Virus Scanner

Malware identification and remedy for your Mac

Kaspersky Virus Scanner is designed to protect Mac users against all types of malware. It will detect and remove both Mac and non-Mac viruses, preventing them from slowing down your Mac and guarding you against passing harmful malware to family, friends and colleagues using non-Mac computer systems. Kaspersky Virus Scanner automatically updates its databases when it is running, ensuring there is no delay in getting protection against emerging new malware threats.

As you would expect from Kaspersky’s market-leading software, it’s very simple to use. You choose when to scan your Mac at your own convenience. When the scanner is not in use, it uses no Mac CPU processing power, ensuring maximum performance for your daily tasks.


  • Protect your digital life

    Apple’s success has made Mac computers a more attractive target for cybercriminals and Mac viruses and malware have become more common. Kaspersky Virus Scanner keeps your valuable and sensitive information safe by scanning for malware and automatically treating infections when possible.

  • Get automatic updates

    Kaspersky Virus Scanner automatically updates its malware databases when it is running to ensure that you can identify and repair infections on your Mac as new threats emerge.

  • Maximize performance

    Kaspersky Virus Scanner offers malware protection on demand, allowing you to check your system integrity whenever you feel it is necessary. Because it is not continually looking for malware in the background it has zero impact on your Mac’s CPU performance when you’re not scanning.

  • Defend against Mac and non-Mac malware

    The majority of malware is targeted at PCs, but this also poses risks to Mac users. PC malware can slow your Mac. It can also damage your reputation if you pass malware on to friends, family or work contacts. Kaspersky Virus Scanner defends against more than 35,000 new Mac and non-Mac malware threats every day.

  • Enjoy the familiar Mac look and feel

    The user interface in Kaspersky Virus Scanner has a familiar look and feel – just like your favourite Mac applications.


Kaspersky Virus Scanner builds on the world-renowned capabilities of Kaspersky Lab’s other Anti-Virus solutions to provide powerful, effective, unobtrusive protection against malware threats.

  • Threat Protection against Trojans, worms, spyware, adware as well as viruses, and zero-day threats affecting Mac OS, Windows and Linux.
  • Malware database updates automatically keep you up to date when the program is running.
  • Multi-core optimization means work is spread across processor cores, enhancing performance and reducing impact on your system.
  • Mac and non-Mac protection prevents non-Mac malware slowing your Mac and protects against passing threats to non-Mac computer users.
  • On-demand scanning means CPU resources are only consumed when you choose to scan.
  • Intelligent scanning ensures trusted files that haven’t changed are left alone – reducing the resources needed to scan and further improving protection.
  • Technical support includes phone and email help from qualified technicians via telephone and email.


Take the next step – peace of mind all the time

It’s reassuring to know that your Mac is clean and safe after you have run Kaspersky Virus Scanner, but wouldn’t it be even better to know that your Mac is always this safe. This is exactly what’s on offer with the next step. Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Mac constantly guards your Mac against new malware threats - all you have to do is install it and let it do its work.

Why Upgrade?
  • ‘Always on’ protection

    Kaspersky Anti-Virus protection will proactively check and block malware behaviour every time your files are created/edited/deleted/renamed/copied – stopping attacks before they can do any damage.

  • Automatic update protection

    Your antivirus database will automatically be updated as necessary to ensure you are adequately protected against new threats from the moment they are detected.

  • Online security

    Most malware is spread through the Internet, so as well as keeping your Mac safe Kaspersky Anti-Virus will also monitor web pages for suspicious behaviour.

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Antivirus and anti-malware protection:
Identifies viruses and other malware and defends your computer against attack.
Automatic multiple daily updates:
Automatically updates malware databases to enable identification and elimination of newly emerging threats.
Advanced cloud technology:
Provides rapid protection from the very latest threats by giving you the opportunity to block programs and websites that are rated a risk by other computer users.
On-demand scanning:
Users can scan the whole system or individual files / folders at their convenience.
Mac & non-Mac detection and repair:
Identifies all known viruses and malware from all computing platforms, preventing cross infection.
Low performance impact:
Zero impact on CPU performance when you are not scanning for malware.
Intelligent malware scanning:
Only scans files which have been modified, enhancing AV performance.
Proactive protection:
Automatically detects and stops unknown viruses and other malware from infecting your computer by analyzing them on the go.
Internet browsing security:
Real-time detection of malware threats whilst browsing the Internet.
Drag and drop installation:
Can be installed using Apple’s Drag and Drop technology.
Email and IM Protection:
Monitors email and instant messaging communications in real time, blocking viruses and other malware.

System Requirements

Operating SystemsHardware Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or 10.7
  • Mac system with Intel® processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 270 MB of available hard drive space (depending on antivirus database size)
  • Internet connection (for product activation and updates)

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