New Drive Genius 5 adds automatic Mac malware protection

Drive Genius adds Mac antivirus to its arsenal


The latest version of Drive Genius adds virus and malware protection, making it even more useful.
Photo: Prosoft

This post is brought to you by Prosoft Engineering, maker of Drive Genius 5.

If you’re serious about taking care of your Mac, you probably use a variety of third-party applications. From VPNs to defragging, managing backups to scanning for viruses, it takes a village of apps to keep Macs at their best.

Drive Genius already does the work of many apps. But with Prosoft’s fifth and latest version, this trusted Mac app adds another layer of virus protection. That means an even more streamlined flow for Mac maintenance.

A multipurpose Mac app

Comprised of 18 core functions, Drive Genius is all about preventing Mac data loss. Prosoft’s leading utility made its name protecting Mac owners from real and potential hard drive failures.

The software’s award-winning DrivePulse feature keeps an eye on Mac drives, offering alerts if any signs of trouble pop up — general errors, fragmented drives, bad data blocks, etc.

Drive Genius also proves handy for keeping a Mac running smoothly, with tools for repartitioning and cloning drives. Plus, it’s like the Terminator when it comes to finding and zapping duplicate or oversize files.

Drive Genius 5 adds Malware Scan

With the latest release, Drive Genius 5 introduces a Malware Scan feature. It’s an expansion of the DrivePulse, automating malware protection as part of the software’s regular monitoring duties. That means one less expense for your Mac’s security detail.

Prosoft also enhanced Drive Genius’s heuristic engine for analyzing whether a drive needs replacing. Additionally, the software’s monitoring tools have been updated to look for system changes during login. This is part of the new antivirus protection, as these types of changes can indicate a virus.

Drive Genius also looks for low disk space, and keeps the Mac awake while in use, preventing apps from getting hung up waiting for a sleeping disk to awaken.

Mac antivirus protection and much more

Buying all the apps needed to accomplish these same tasks separately could run as much as $450. But a basic license for Drive Genius 5 goes for $99. And if you’ve already got a copy of Drive Genius, you can get a discount on this crucial upgrade.

Either way, if you’re looking for a way to protect and maintain your Mac on many fronts, this is a versatile and economical choice.


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