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GFs dad clicked on an email phishing link he thought came from my GF (they used a random email from a yahoo account but the From: name was from her..) on his mac and I recommended that he install an antivirus. We installed Avast for Mac and he had over 30,000 infected files. His Mac has files from over 10 years+his TimeMachine backup drive and the scan didn't even finish (was approaching 43 hours when we decided to end it). The scan was slowing his Mac to the point where he couldn't use it while it was scanning, and since Avast is missing more than half the normal features of the Windows version (can't pause, can't schedule a scan) what would be a good alternative? I'm not sure if the majority of these infected files are Windows files or Mac ones, but they aren't good lying dormant on there nonetheless.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5 4690k Asrock z97 Pro4 MSI GTX 970 G. Skill TridentX DDR3 2400Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
WD Caviar Black 1TB WD 640GB Hitachi 1TB Intel 128GB SSD 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
DVD-RW drive Corsair h50 Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 23.6 inch Asus 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Corsair Vengeance k90 Corsair 750W Cooler Master Chassis CM690 Roccat Kone XTD 
Audio
Creative Xfi XtremeGamer 
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post #2 of 3

Maybe mcaffee or clamxav. I'm not sure if they're better but they're alternatives.

post #3 of 3
I suggest Sophos. It's what we use at work. It's light weight and has a small footprint. Give it a try.

http://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-antivirus-for-mac-home-edition/download.aspx
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