The University of Edinburgh provides mac anti-virus software to entitled users to protect their home and non-supported desktop macs from being infected with malware.
Sophos Anti-Virus 7.1 is our recommended and supported anti-virus software for Mac OS 10.4 and later.
There is also an older version of Sophos available for Mac OS 10.2 and 10.3 machines:
The term malware comes from blending the words malicious and software together.
Malware covers items, such as viruses, keyloggers, trojan horses, root kits and worms. It also covers less sinister items such as spyware and adware which can be used to monitor your web surfing.
Anti-virus software scans a computer's memory and disk drives for viruses. If a virus is found the anti-virus software will notify the user and can clean, delete, or quarantine any infected files.
This article was published on Feb 21, 2012