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Intego VirusBarrier

Intego VirusBarrier
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4.5 stars
  • Outstanding


Review Summary:

Intego VirusBarrier provides a comprehensive network of devices to protect your Mac from malware and network threats. The program offers a full range of malware protection along with firewall, network protection, anti-phishing, and anti-spyware features.

Intego VirusBarrier provides a comprehensive network of devices to protect your Mac from malware and network threats.  The program offers a full range of malware protection along with firewall, network protection, anti-phishing, and anti-spyware features.

Apple computers’ security and lack of serious viruses have made Mac OS X systems more appealing to customers.  However, while the risk of viruses on Mac OS X is less prevalent than those threats to Windows or PC, malware for Macs is being developed by hackers and remains a viable concern.  Mac viruses currently in existence have the capacity to delete files, steal sensitive information, disable programs, slowdown your system, allow remote access to your Mac or otherwise create software complications with your Mac.  With new threats coming into play, focusing on malware and network attacks alone is no longer sufficient in keeping you Mac safe and secure. VirusBarrier includes over 100 new features with an increased level of detection and detection methods from all known network-based threats and all known malware threats.

VirusBarrier has an innovative interface to keep you updated on the threat status of programs on your computer.  To prevent malware from harming your files or stealing your information, VirusBarrier blocks the infected file as soon as it is detected and immediately begins the process to either repair the damaged file or quarantine it.

VirusBarrier includes a powerful personal firewall, anti-spyware protection, and a full suite of monitoring tools to maintain your Mac’s level of efficiency while keeping threats at bay.

Protection

VirusBarrier is extremely effective with its ability to put you in control or run on its own.  The real-time malware protection included in VirusBarrier scans every file when it is accessed and terminates any potential threat lurking on the files.

VirusBarrier offers an innovative approach to fighting malware with their behavioral analysis and dynamic code monitoring.  This feature monitors applications to see if they act like malware and protect against them if they do.

Features

VirusBarrier has a long list of features: two-way firewall, anti-vandal and web threat protection, dynamic code monitoring, phishing protection, new types of malware detection, a fine-tuned scanning and security options, performance control, and 64-bit software.

The two-way firewall extends the programs protection abilities.  The feature can be run automatically or customized to fit the needs of advanced users.  The antivandal and webthreat feature is designed to protect users against intrusions and dangerous web pages. VirusBarrier is constantly pushing itself to offer a full range of protection, including protecting you against new types of malware.

Advanced users are given control with customizable scanning and security policies that allow them to determine exactly which files should be scanned and which threats to monitor.

Ease of Use

VirusBarrier includes a long list of advanced features; however, the system remains easy to use and puts you in complete control.  With a well-designed interface, you will not get lost in the program.  You can control as many pieces of VirusBarrier as you want or you can choose to let the program work on its own in the background of your computer.

The dashboard icons that appear at the top of the screen keep you informed on how your system is operating and gives you easy access to the software.  You can pick which files get scanned and with an icon that alerts you about the threat status of your files you can be assured the program is always working to its full extent.

If needed VirusBarrier provides numerous resources online (including a searchable Knowledgebase) if you run into any difficulties as well as a well-informed manual and support staff available.

Pricing

$39.95

Support

  • knowledgebase/FAQs
  • user manual
  • email/support ticket
  • phone

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Editor review

Protection
4.25/5
Features
4.75/5
Ease of Use
4.2/5
Pricing
3.95/5
Support
3.3/5

4.09

Good
4.09
Summary

Intego VirusBarrier provides a comprehensive network of devices to protect your Mac from malware and network threats. The program offers a full range of malware protection along with firewall, network protection, anti-phishing, and anti-spyware features.

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