This newest edition features the comprehensive Malware Scan. Automate your malware protection. Protect your investment from any threat.
The Malware Scan is part of the automated DrivePulse© utility. DrivePulse monitors your computer from the background for potential hard drive errors, failures and now viruses.
Drive Genius 5 automates the monitoring for you and gives you total control over your hard drive. There are 18 powerful features including Find Duplicates, Repartition, Clone, Secure Erase, Defragment and more....
Clean up, Speed Up, and Protect your Mac with Drive Genius 5
Requires an Internet Connection and a Mac running macOS 10.10 or later.
Prosoft's Drive Genius BootWell drive has been created and individually tested to work perfectly with the Drive Genius 5 software.
You will need this drive (or your own) to utiltize the BootWell tool to create your own secondary startup drive to use the following software functions on your main startup drive:
For best results, we strongly recommend using our extensively-tested USB drive solution.
Due to the new Apple File System (AFPS), Defragment and Repartition are not compatible when running macOS High Sierra (10.13) or later on your Mac.
Since its release in 2004, Drive Genius has been the industry leader for Mac hard drive tools. Drive Genius 5, Prosoft Engineering’s new product, helps maintain and protect all the important data of your computer. Coming from a company that specializes in data recovery, Drive Genius 5 is designed to prevent a hard drive failure.
The core feature DrivePulse© automatically monitors the performance health of all your drives. This monitoring system detects potential data corruption and excessive fragmentation on your drives. DrivePulse will alert you of any possible physical and logical issues before they become serious problems. The DrivePulse heuristics model can even predict drive failure before they occur.
Drive Genius is the number one-selling and most-used Defrag tool for the Mac operating system. Apple has been using it at the Genius Bar for over 7 years now.
The Malware Scan searches through files and downloads for known malware. The malware database is updated multiple times a day. In addition to running scans manually, DrivePulse will automatically scan downloaded files. Automatic download scans are only performed for certain well-known locations. Downloads saved outside of these locations will not be scanned automatically.
BootWell creates a special secondary startup drive that can be used to maintain or repair your main startup drive.
A BootWell Drive will be required to use the following tools on your main startup drive...
Advanced Physical Check
Whole-Drive Secure Erase
The first initial boot into a BootWell created on macOS 10.11+ may take up to 30 minutes; however, every boot from then on after should be much faster.
Checks a drive for hardware related problems that may result from a damaged drive, a bad cable, or a bad connection.
Runs the most common DrivePulse® tests and provides a pass/fail status for the drive.
Active Files alerts you to files that are in use that may prevent you from shutting down your Mac or ejecting a drive. No more guesswork.
Checks for possible file and folder corruption on formatted drives. Detecting and repairing any errors can help prevent data loss.
Can repair most kinds of logical file and folder errors on a drive to prevent future critical problems and potential data loss.
In circumstances where a file name is lost, the data is still there, but not accessible, Rebuild may be able to list lost file names to the file data again.
Optimize your drive for maximum performance. Defragment will re-organize each file into a contiguous area of your drive allowing your computer to perform less work while retrieving your files.
Add, delete, hide, expand or shrink OS X partitions so you can organize your Mac hard drive more efficiently.
Repartition enables you to manage (shrink, expand, shift, delete, hide, reveal or customize) partitions (volumes) on your hard drives. Unlike traditional methods of backing up, erasing and repartitioning the drive, Drive Genius allows you to expand or shrink partitions without erasing them.
Locates duplicate files and replaces those duplicates with an alias. Find Duplicates is powered by the award-winning technology of DriveSlim®.
Powered by DriveSlim® – Large File Search finds very large files that are taking up space on your hard drive. This could be large video file that came preloaded on your Mac or some funny email attachment someone sent you. It is likely that you are not even aware of these files and Large File Search helps you keep tabs on what files are on your hard drive, allowing you to mark and delete the ones you no longer need.
Automatically determines how your drive is configured, duplicates that configuration to the new drive and then performs the most efficient data copy possible.
Overwrites all data using one of five secure patterns designed to make data recovery near impossible, it then creates a newly formatted drive or deletes files and folders.
The Initialize utility prepares new drives, or erases old drives, for use with macOS.
Drives can optionally be initialized for use with Windows / Camera cards or for use with legacy PowerPC Macs.
Set a custom icon for a drive or folder. Personalize and make drive identification easier with fun, useful and cool icons.
View all of your Mac's system information, quick and easy!
With Macs becoming more common in and out of the workplace, hackers are developing attacks specifically for the Mac platform. These hackers either attack the Mac itself or to lay dormant until a connection is made to a Windows based system. Only 50% of Mac users are running virus protection when compared to the 76% of Windows users. That’s why Prosoft Engineering implemented an automated Malware Scan into Drive Genius 5. Learn more from our blog post.
Drive Genius helps to protect your Mac from potential hard drive failures and errors that can cause you to lose your data. The award-winning DrivePulse® feature monitors the health of your hard drives to alert you to potential issues (errors, fragmentations, bad blocks) before they become a major problem.
DrivePulse® has been enhanced with the following features to do more extensive testing once the drive has been idle for 5 minutes.
Mac users always ask, “Why is my Mac running so slow” and “How can I speed up my Mac!”
One of the primary reasons your Mac slows down is because the hard drive needs to be defragmented. Your hard drive has accrued millions of important computer files, because of this, the computer’s performance has slowed over time. It is important that you Defrag with Drive Genius if you want your Mac running at its peak performance everyday.
The Mac Defrag will improve the overall performance, boot time, application launch and access to your large files. After the defragmentation process*, the read/write heads don’t have to travel as far across the drive when searching for a file. Drive Genius also compacts the larger files to allow them to be saved without fragmentation. This reduces the wear and tear on your hard drive.
*Defrag should only be used on Rotational Drives, please contact our support team if you do not know what type of drive you have.
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The Professional License is an annual subscription. The number of users decides the pricing, and each user must have their own registered copy. The product can be used for company owned and client computers. The Professional License is the standard option for service-based companies and IT staff.
The Enterprise License is an annual subscription based on expected use patterns. Employees can use the product for internal company purposes only. Companies whose employees are responsible for servicing their own computers chose this license. The Enterprise License may be used for the company anywhere in the world. Please contact our sales department for pricing options.
Prosoft Engineering offers the Professional and Enterprise License for all your business needs. Drive Genius takes hard drive worry off your mind, by alerting you to any potential dangers before they happen. IT and creative professionals can use the features to optimize their Mac’s hard drive.
Prosoft’s Professional and Enterprise License also includes: