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Mac security packages range from peachy to rancid – antivirus tests

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partnersuche in kanada Independent tests of Mac antivirus products have discovered that the effectiveness of these security packages runs from a risible 20 per cent to an unimpeachable 100 per cent.

christliche partnersuche at German security lab put 18 free and paid-for Mac OS X security products and services to the test, discovering widely differing performances in the process (results spreadsheet here). Poor performers included Webroot SecureAnywhere (19.7 per cent scan detection), McAfee Internet Security (26.5 per cent) and Trend Micro Titanium (38.5 per cent).

black single dating sites By contrast, Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac, G Data Antivirus for Mac and Norman Antivirus for Mac aced the test. Avast! Free Antivirus and Sophos Anti-Virus both scored in the high 90s for detection. However another freebie scanner, Avira Free Antivirus, only achieved 68 per cent. Norton Internet Security from Symantec achieved a mediocre 54.7 per cent in the scan test.’s testing methodology involved installing the security products on identical iMacs that were all connected to the internet, so the products could also use their cloud and reputation services. All the products were updated using the built-in functionality before each of the products was run through its paces with a series of on-demand scans and on-access tests fearing around 115 Mac OS X malware samples. The mixed results surprised the well-established security software testing house.

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Apple iWatch news, rumours, price, specs, release date


The Apple iWatch has been the subject of the level of mass internet speculation usually reserved for alien conspiracy theories. And other unannounced Apple products of course.

Wearable tech was undoubtedly one of the major trends of 2012 – from sports watches that measure how long you’ve been spluttering along on your job, to ever tit-bits of info on Google Glass, which feels like it’s been in development since around the time of the industrial revolution.

Along this theme, we’ve seen a lot of the big tech firms, Sony, Tom Tom, Samsung releasing or talking about come out with smartwatches – watches that can hook up to your phone or just generally do smart computer things from your wrist.

As with most things in the tech world, Apple’s involvement in this burgeoning sector has caused the most interest from slavering gadget fans around the world. Behind the iPhone 6 and iPhone 5s, the iWatch is one of the most hotly anticipated gadgets out there.

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