PC Tools has announced the release of iAntiVirus Version 1.0, a lightweight anti-virus and anti-spyware tool that is designed specifically for the Mac operating system.


The company claims that it provides real-time protection and comprehensive system scanning, and is designed to detect and remove Mac specific threats.


Created exclusively for use with the Mac operating system, the iAntiVirus database does not contain information about Windows-based threats.


Simon Clausen, vice president of PC Tools, said: “While the Mac has a solid reputation for remaining relatively threat free, the Mac community has been very receptive to the BETA launch of iAntiVirus. It is also designed with an interface that is familiar, simple and functional, making it easy for users to scan, remove and manage infections and threats.”