Infinity Antivirus is the ultimate tool to offer full system protection on your Mac. The app has been beautifully crafted from the ground up to offer professional security for your computer, enhancing its longevity as a result.
The app functions as a standalone app, and runs in its own window.
Upon the first launch, you will be presented with the main overview screen showcasing the various features and functions the app has to offer, as seen below.
The app by default offers a ‘Detect only’ ability, where you can scan for viruses, but not delete them. However, adware can be both detected and removed in the free version. In order to unlock the full range of functionality and protection that the app has to offer (including virus removal), you would be requested to upgrade your app.
Upgrading to Full System Protection:
If you click on the green ‘Upgrade’ button on the top of your app’s main screen, it will present you with the following page that shows you the differences between the basic, monthly and annual upgrade subscription packages.
By clicking on the appropriate upgrade package, you will be presented with a screen as follows from the Mac App Store, depending on whether you selected the monthly or annual subscription.
Press continue to proceed with the secure purchase of your upgrade package. Once you have done so, all functionality will be unlocked within the app.
Using the App:
Infinity Antivirus has a host of functionality, particularly so with the full feature packed upgrade option. Below, we will explain each function in more detail.
Real Time Protection:
This mode scans any new files added to your hard drive, to ensure any recent addition to your Mac is not a threat. By default, this mode is disabled, but you can configure it by pressing the blue ‘Configure’ button. Pressing this button takes you to the subsequent menu, where you must click on ‘Add Folder’ to open a Finder window to select the folder you wish to add in. You will notice this folder then added to your list on locations to monitor in real-time. You can remove this folder by hitting the ‘x’ button and clicking Remove, or you can also add in more folders by clicking the ‘Add Folder’ button again.
You will also notice the ‘Real time protection enabled’ button slide to the green/active position. What this means is that even if the app window is minimised/closed, Infinity will keep monitoring the listed folders to ensure that any new files added to them are not harmful to your Mac. When you return to the main app window by hitting Back, you will see that Real Time Protection is now ‘Enabled’.
We recommend you use this mode to carry out a quick scan for viruses. It will scan the most common locations on your Mac (such as Desktop, Downloads, Documents etc). Simply hit ’Start Scan’ to be taken to the following screen where you have to make a selection of your User Folder using the blue button at the bottom.
Once you click on Select User Folder, you’ll be presented with a Folder select window with your main user folder located. Simply click on ‘Allow Access’ at the bottom right of this Finder window to proceed forward. Do not try to navigate to another folder, you should press 'Allow Access' immediately after the window appears.
The app will then begin to download Virus Definitions from the regularly updated and comprehensive database that we have, as seen below.
The app will then automatically proceed to start scanning for viruses. Please bear in mind that this can take some time depending on the number of files you have and the speed and age of your Mac can also play a part. You may Pause this at any moment, and press Resume as and when you like.
If you have any infected files found on your system, they will appear on the results page as follows, with a description of the name and type of infection that file contains.
You have the option then to take Action, by either deleting or quarantining the infected file, or taking no action at all. Hit Next at the bottom right to proceed to the next screen.
If you select delete, the files are automatically and permanently deleted; this is not reversible. If you select the Quarantine function, the files in question are moved to a Quarantine folder that you can access from the main app window.
The Custom Scan is similar to the Quick Scan feature, but instead of scanning a few common locations, you can instead configure the app to scan specific folders of your choice. Use the ‘Select Folder’ button to add folders from the Finder window that follows, as seen below in an example.
Hit the Start Scan button, and the results found will be displayed just as with the quick scan, where, if you have any infected files found, you have the option to either take no action, delete the infected files or add the files to the Quarantine Database.
The Adware Scan function resourcefully locates adware on your Mac. Click the ‘Start Scan’ button on the main app window to be presented with a screen similar to the one seen below.
To tackle adware, Infinity will delete all common adware found on your Mac, but also give you the option to not only delete any extensions on your internet browsers, but also the option to fully reset said browsers. Please note that if you do a full reset on any of your internet browsers, then you will lose ALL browser settings, including saved logins and bookmarks. Select any option by click the corresponding tick box next to it.
Click ‘Next’ to proceed to verify the selections made and clean the Adware on your Mac.
Once the clean has occurred, the results will be presented to you showing how many adware threats were removed.
Any files that you found infected in your Quick and Custom scans can either be deleted or added to the Quarantine database. Clicking on this database lets you view infected files that you added into this database. Once inside, you can select the Action dropdown menu to either ‘Put Back’ the file and remove it from the Quarantine database, or to delete the file, whereby it will be deleted permanently off your Mac.
The Virus Database is an enormous and regularly updated database of virus signatures. We constantly add more known signatures to this industry leading database, which we recommend you update if you have not done so in a while, as new viruses are always arising.