Press Release

Kaspersky Lab Announces Mac Security Software - Available Now in the Mac App Store

Highly Efficient Kaspersky Virus Scanner Provides On-Demand Scans When Requested, and Stays Out of the Way When Not Needed

November 30, 2011 – Woburn, MA - Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, is pleased to announce Kaspersky Virus Scanner, a new and lightweight application to secure Mac computers.   The Kaspersky Virus Scanner is now available for purchase from Apple’s Mac App Store, and provides the critical, essential protection Mac users need without slowing them down.

Kaspersky Virus Scanner detects and removes both Mac and Windows-based malware that may be hiding on your machine — a clear advantage over competing products.  This ensures Mac users will not inadvertently store or spread Windows and Linux malware to other computers on their home network, or through the use of shared storage. 

When running an on-demand scan, the software will automatically update itself with the newest malware databases to identify and eliminate any emerging threats. But when the scanner is not in use, Kaspersky Virus Scanner does not impinge on your Mac’s system performance.

Kaspersky Virus Scanner uses the same “Mac-style” that Kaspersky Lab users have seen in other Mac security products and is a step-up in protection compared to the pre-installed security measures for Mac OS X.  In addition to now offering Kaspersky Virus Scanner, Mac users that want premium protection for their machines and data can choose Kaspersky Anti-Virus for Mac 2011, which provides complete anti-malware protection features, including scheduled scans, timelier malware updates, and use of the Kaspersky Security Network’s cloud protection. 

Kaspersky Virus Scanner has a multilingual interface that supports English, German or French. It is sold with a life-long license in the United States and Canada, so no annual renewal is required.  Kaspersky Virus Scanner is available for purchase exclusively through the Mac App Store for $9.99. More product information is available on Apple’s Mac App Store Preview page.

About Kaspersky Lab

Kaspersky Lab is the world's largest privately-held Internet security company, providing comprehensive protection against all forms of IT threats such as viruses, spyware, hackers and spam. The company's products provide in-depth computer defense for more than 300 million systems around the globe, including home and mobile users, small and medium sized businesses and large enterprises. Kaspersky Lab technology is also incorporated inside the products and services of nearly 100 industry-leading IT, networking, communications and applications solution vendors. For further information about the company, please visit For the latest in-depth information on security threat issues and trends, please visit

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