Internet Security X9
Internet Security X9
10.9.18

3.8

HomeInternet UtilitiesInternet Security X9
Internet Security X9 free download for Mac

Internet Security X910.9.18

19 April 2019

Security suite that includes VirusBarrier X9 and NetBarrier X9.

Overview

Internet Security X9 keeps you safe. You're not immune to network attacks and malware just because you use a Mac. There are people working day and night to compromise your network, steal personal information and develop malware and viruses that can wreak havoc on your computer and files. Protect against all these threats with one bundle from Intego: Mac Internet Security X9.

VirusBarrier
  • Keeps your computer free of malware such as Mac viruses, Windows viruses, Unix viruses, Microsoft Word and Excel macro viruses, Trojan horses, worms, spyware, adware, hacking tools, dialers, keyloggers, and scareware (fake security programs)
  • Detects Windows malware to prevent your Mac from acting as a carrier
  • On-demand malware scans, including full scans for maximum coverage of your entire Mac as well as quick scans for day-to-day use
  • Scheduled scans
  • 24/7 real-time protection that watches all file activity and makes sure you're always protected
  • Finds malware contained in archive files
  • Scans for viruses in emails for popular email clients
  • Scans for viruses on iOS devices and finds/eradicates viruses found in document directories on the devices
  • Automatically scans external drives when they are mounted
  • Flexible options for handling malware (automatically attempt to repair, quarantine malware for later action, or ask what to do on a case-by-case basis)
  • Marks trusted folders to speed up scans
  • Application behavior analysis detects suspicious behavior in running applications
  • Email notifications when malware is found
  • History logs
NetBarrier
  • Active application list easily identifies applications using bandwidth as well as incoming vs. outgoing bandwidth for each application
  • Logical default profiles for the different kinds of networks you connect to (home, public, and work)
  • Automatic profile switching detects when the network connection changes and makes it easy to select a new profile
  • Easily blocks/allows connections for specific local devices
  • Easily configures primary network channels to/from the Internet and to/from the local network
  • Full-time application activity monitoring for anti-spyware measures
  • Helps identify rogue applications accessing the Internet to act as zombies, expose your confidential information, or act as backdoors into your computer
  • Automatic application activity notification whenever an application is trying to do something on the network (take simple actions to allow or deny the application to run or to interact with specific domains or local devices)

What's new in Internet Security X9

Version 10.9.18:

Note:Limited time 50% off!

  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

Related articles

Join over 500,000 subscribers.

Subscribe for our newsletter with best Mac offers from MacUpdate.

How would you rate Internet Security X9 app?

43 Reviews of Internet Security X9

bazlane
13 April 2019
Version: 10.9.17

Most helpful

Certainly the best I've ever used. It's unobtrusive, reliable and works pretty quickly, without demanding too much of the CPU. I've been a customer for a decade or more and I have never had a problem with it.
(1)
1
ryeakk1
19 September 2019
Version: 10.9.18
I would not purchase this product and being a past user as of 9/17/19, am advising folks looking for a mac antivirus solution not to consider this product. I used this product exclusively on my Mac’s thinking it was the best because of the marketing line “developed by a company that knows Macs”. I had it for multiple years until this week when my Mac got infected. X9 happily reported nothing found during full scans, and when I contacted the company they stated their product did have the capability to detect my infection. Well, it did not, and now I’m left with having to rebuild my Mac from scratch and try to extract my photos, documents and video’s from my infected hard drives. There is a reason they say – you get what you pay for. Don’t buy this product, go buy from an established company who support multiple products on multiple OS’s. Search online for the PCmag review, thats an honest one.
(0)
Derekcurrie
19 April 2019
Version: 10.9.18
As of TODAY, v10.9.18 is officially available to all. At the moment, NetUpdate is clueless. But it is the version at Intego’s Downloads page. So have at it! (Previous to today it was in beta, intended only for testers).
(0)
bazlane
13 April 2019
Version: 10.9.17
Certainly the best I've ever used. It's unobtrusive, reliable and works pretty quickly, without demanding too much of the CPU. I've been a customer for a decade or more and I have never had a problem with it.
(1)
Derekcurrie
12 April 2019
Version: 10.9.17
v10.9.17 was released in November, 2018. If you own Internet Security X9, you most likely already have this update. (Includes VirusBarrier 10.9.17 and NetBarrier 10.9.6).
(0)
Pepper131
23 October 2017
Version: 10.9.5
Renewed for three Mac. Cost $79.00. Received email with offer for new customers at $54.00 ! Have been customer for at least ten years. Virus thing I don’t care about, does have a good firewall that can be change to location.
(0)
4.5
tjekov37
15 January 2017
Version: 10.9.5
I love Intego "Internet Security X9 /10.9.7/. Worked excellent in my iMac :-)
(2)
0.5
Rmathes
15 January 2016
Version: 10.8.4
Intego's products are terrible. I put their Internet Security bundle on my Macbook Pro a couple of years ago. A month or two later it would start to randomly slow down to the point of being unusable, and then occasionally freeze. But we didn't know at the time it was Intego's fault. I spent hours at the Genius Bar having those folks run every test they could think of on my computer. They even replaced my logic board under warranty, thinking that might be the issue. Nothing resolved it. Finally the light bulb went on. I used an app uninstaller program to delete all Intego products from my laptop and the problem disappeared and never returned. Intego didn't protect me from a virus, it WAS the virus. Stay away, horrible software you don't need to begin with.
(6)
1
mn-yarar
04 June 2015
Version: 10.8.4
my promo account was about to expire today, and i had 20 USD as credit in my account. i sent macupdate support several emails whether i could use my credit later, they didn't respond, yet they reset my credits to 0 before the day ends.
(3)
Mcr
22 January 2015
Version: 10.8.1
Detailed malware detection test results are regularly posted here for nearly 2 dozen products, free and paid: http://securityspread.com/detection-rate-results/ These are very detailed, showing EXACTLY by name for each malware/virus if it is detected or not, for each product, then products are ranked 95%, 85%, 75% etc based on detection rates. Historical results are maintained so you can compare over time, and you do see product results change with each test (done every month to every 3 months depending on whether there are any new reported malware in the field, and a sample can be obtained for testing). I've done a bit of research on the site and tester, to make sure it was not one of those 'sponsored' sites by a vendor that are made to appear as objective, neutral reviews. The fact that the product rankings change constantly AND that the results are very specific and listed in detail, further support that this site and the tester are very objective. In fact this is exactly the kind of site and test results, that vendors DON'T want you to see, even the ones that do well on the test (because no product is 100%). I am posting this to support the Mac Community. When we are all better informed when it comes to this important area of security in this day of cyber threats, we all benefit. Education and information is the best defense, (as with so many things in life). For example, if someone uses MacKeeper because they don't know better, then in some ways the community failed for not getting the word out. If after doing some research and being advised not to use MacKeeper, someone still chooses to do so, then you can't help that, but hopefully it wasn't because there wasn't information available. My aim is not to support or dissuade anyone about a particular product, you pick / use or don't use whatever product you want, and live with the consequences, just remember that your decision can effect others, by virtue of whether you are part of stopping the spread, or being a part of it. I highly recommend you don't just look at the current results, but look at the past ones as well. You WILL see trends, with some products consistently doing well and others not so much, and some moving up and down. Remember, an A/V product rests on two main things, the scanning engine AND the malware database. A great engine can be crippled if the database is not updated in a timely manner. Conversely, a vendor that does maintain a current database might still not be effective if the program itself is buggy. This site only ONLY addresses virus detection results, it does not in general make any conclusions or post results regarding performance, installation, support, UI, etc.
(1)
4.5
DocOnMac
17 December 2014
Version: 10.8.1
The debate rages over whether or not Mac users need any Malware protection. It is most confusing and depends upon which magazine or website you read! I have, over the years used various versions of NetBarrier and VirusBarrier. I have tried the "Free" Sophos and Avast and both can be problematic without changing some of the settings. This suite is easy to install, runs quietly in the background and appears to have no impact at all on Mac speed.. It's GUI is a little 'loud' with garish icons and weird diagrams and graphics but easy to follow. There is a stated clash with Drive Genius 4 but it seems to be OK as long as Drive Genius is installed first, followed by Internet Security. I think approx. $60 Australian is not a bad price. I assume there will be a fee to renew definitions yearly. Moral: You get what you pay for!
(2)
Derekcurrie
23 September 2014
Version: 10.8.1
I don't understand what's going on, but the current version of Intego's Mac Internet Security Suite is 10.8.3. The components of v10.8.3 do NOT show up in NetUpdate. I have no idea why. But you can directly download the latest installer for Internet Security Suite from Intego's website, install it, and what you get is: - NetUpdate v10.8.2 - VirusBarrier v10.8.3 - NetBarrier v10.8.2 Download from the web page below. On the page, under 'Latest Updates', is a popup menu. Select 'Mac Internet Security x8' then click the big green 'Download' button. You'll get the updated version of the suite. I have it running fine on OS X 10.9.5. http://www.intego.com/support/downloads
(2)
4.5
tjekov37
04 July 2014
Version: 10.8.1
Who is and trace out removed (redundant to Mac OS X Network Utility) ? X6 is the best product. In The new X8 are cut many great security options from X6. Why Guys ???
(7)
3.5
tjekov37
18 May 2014
Version: 10.8.1
UNIC App. But why have not WEB-Protection and where go "Anti-vandal" from X6 ? And if you mark options "Behavioral analysis " Mavericks often freezing !!! Pleas Intego, FIX this .
(0)
Show comment (1)
4
EmreKolday2860
14 May 2014
Version: 10.8.1
A nice and easy-to-use security software with an efficient anti-virus and a more-than-decent firewall. However, it would be nice to determine new firewall rules for applications that are not listed in the app's firewall list but exists in the Applications folder.
(1)
1.5
cybervision
13 May 2014
Version: 10.8.1
After several years of using Intego VirusBarrier X6, X7 & X8 I switch to Kaspersky. The first scan finds two trojan horses which was undiscovered by Intego. Of course they were not critical for Mac users, but I want to be sure, that I do not send malware to my business partners. In this case Intego failed!
(0)
5
FeelaWAY
09 May 2014
Version: 10.8.1
Just upgraded to X8 from 2013 version - love the new interface! I trust Intego more than the others because they have the best malware detection rate and focus on building great software specifically for Mac. Would like to see these features return: - Ad blocking - Anti-vandal - more bells and whistles But in terms of anti-virus and firewall, Intego is the best for Macs. Hands down.
(0)
Show comment (1)
0.5
Rob123
08 April 2014
Version: 10.8.1
Why not some advanced mode maintained with ALL the granular settings from good old x6 version ? In Netbarrier and Virusbarrier they have added some advanced settings back in version 10.8.1 but I have bad feeling about a company making this kind of "roadmaps" I had fine/detailed control in version x6 ...
(5)
Pepper131
08 March 2014
Version: 10.7.4
no update since 2/27/2014 ?
(0)
Timmyb
26 October 2013
Version: 10.7.4
Phones home at system boot even when the data collection preference and autoupdate are disabled. Connection by 'virusbarrier.bundle' to www.integodownload.com
(2)
0.5
iTalk8
01 August 2013
Version: 10.7.3
Why did I uninstall Internet Security 2013 10.7.3 I was a happy user of NetBarrier X5 and as a result, I decided to purchase the next version, VirusBarrier X6. However, soon after my purchase, Intego launched Internet Security 2013, and I was qualified to upgrade to the latest version believing that I would get all the features of the previous versions plus new features or at least the improved version of its firewall, NetBarrier. I downloaded Internet Security 2013 and went through the installation process. I selected “Home” among other options “Work” and “Public” to set up NetBarrier 2013 on my new MacBook Air with Mountain Lion as the operating system. The first thing that disappointed me was the boring Interface, so plain that I felt I hadn’t actually installed anything. To be on the positive side, I tried to ignore the visual part of the software and let it run to see how it would act as a security application. To my surprise, NetBarrier 2013 part of the Internet Security 2013, didn’t show any warnings or pop-ups whenever an application needed to use my network. The pervious version, NetBarrier X5 always displayed a warning and asked me if I want to allow or block the connection. I continued using NetBarrier 2103 for a week, no warnings, no pop-ups. I decided to change my initial setting from “Home” to “Work’” and that’s when the NetBarrier became active and popped up some warnings, which I used to see while using NetBarrier X5. However the new version is quite buggy and doesn’t provide the same level of protection, which I used to get from NetBarrier X5. Here are some of the problems with the new version, NetBarrier 2013. 1. The interface of the new version is quite plain and boring. It doesn’t offer much visually and less interactive than the previous versions. Would you buy a car just for its engine? Wouldn’t you consider its shape, color, interior and exterior design? What an iPhone or an iPad would be without their beautiful and colorful application icons and interfaces? 2. NetBarrier 2103 doesn’t provide much security if you select “Home” as your initial setup. 3. When trying to block a connection(s) to specific domains, the “Once” button didn’t work on Mountain Lion, very frustrating, so I couldn’t block the connection. 4. NetBarrier Monitor window is too big and not resizable, so I couldn't leave it on to monitor my network activity. 5. On the configuration tab, you only see the names of your applications not their icons. It puts a lot of strain on your eyes while trying to configure each connection. I accidentally allowed some connections instead of blocking them, and I realized it after a week. I want to see the application Icons on the left side of the configuration tab like the previous version of NetBarrier, and I want to be able to drag an application icon to the configuration tab with the choice of “Allow”, “Block” or “Ask”. 6. I couldn’t delete any rules on the configuration tab, very annoying! 7. Some of the best and critical features of NetBarrier are not existing in the new version: - No Data Vault where you can protect your credit card numbers, bank account numbers, and your passwords. Peace of mind! - No Ad Banner Filter - No Cookie Filter - No Information Hiding Option, etc. I also agree with other reviewers: Frankhh24, Cerniuk. Raven., Snaporaz, Zx81, and I believe that the new version doesn’t offer much, therefore I decided to uninstall Internet Security 2103 and reinstall the previous version VirusBarrier X6 and will keep using it until my subscription expires. I have already started looking for other options.
(5)
2.5
Frankhh24
24 July 2013
Version: 10.7.3
I loved to use Netbarrier and Virusbarrier until version x6. Lastly Intego split up back Virusbarrier into Virusbarrier and Netbarrier and called the package Internet Security 2013. With this Intego radically cut back the versatility and the attributes that were so important: fine tuning and manual configuration. Now especially Netbarrier is not more than a tool for keeping things simple. But the life (and the internet) is by far not as simple. To make things worse both Virusbarrier and Netbarrier need a lot of memory and cpu-load. Conclusion: I am now looking for alternatives.
(2)
beebeebabyblue
05 April 2013
Version: 10.7.2
I just bought my first iMac, and discovered macupdate.com. I bought the bundle with Parallels, Internet Security 2013, etc., and ordered the thumbdrive. This morning I installed Internet Security first (from the thumb drive). It needed to reboot the computer, but when it did I got nothing but a blank screen. I shut the computer off, restarted, and got the same thing. I then pulled out the thumb drive and the external hard drives and tried to reboot again. Same thing. Next I started hitting the function keys while rebooting, and got the message that there was no drive to boot from. Now what??? I left the computer like that and had to come to work. Please understand that I have been using pcs since the beginning of time, and am just familiarizing myself with the mac. It's set to run backups to an external drive, so hopefully what I need is still there. Do I need to run it into the Apple store? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
(0)
0.5
Cerniuk (Captcha H8r)
18 March 2013
Version: 10.7.2
Have been a fan for longer than I care to admit. I used and loved NetBarrier under Mac OS 9. The ultimate firewall with passive countermeasures. VirusBarrier forced the virus software and instituted an expiration on your firewall unless you made your 'protection payments'. (Waza-matter-you, eh?) 15 year later, Intego's software is drooling, dragging one leg and yelling at imaginary people in cross walks. A full frontal software lobotomy in look, feel, and function. (somewhere in the distance, the sound of "Taps" playing)
(8)
Zx81
10 March 2013
Version: 10.7.2
All those 5 stars reviews without any previous comments... How nice!
(7)
2
Raven-
28 February 2013
Version: 10.7.2
Tried and delete it... Back to the old X6
(6)
Show comments (2)
5
Frampkin
19 February 2013
Version: 10.6.2
Just upgraded to the 2013 release. Awesome! Runs much faster now, I like the simple interface. Much better than the X6 version. I felt kind of stupid with the older version as I didn't know what a lot of the stuff was. Not a gear-head.
(2)
5
raymondb
19 February 2013
Version: 10.6.2
I recently switched from using Windows to a Mac. My Windows XP machine finally crashed and died on me but I’ve always enjoyed using my iPhone and iPad so I opted to go for the MacBook Air. Problem is it only seemed like a natural shift since I have the iphone but I’m still a newb to OS X. On my old Windows desktop I ran Symantec or Spyware Doctor (for anti-spyware) but after looking into the differences in internet threats I found that Windows software might not be the best option for my Mac. (It is my understanding that Macs can’t get infected with Windows malware. but I could be wrong?) Anyways after researching my options some more I found Intego and installed the trial for Internet Security 2013, which is compatible with Mac OS X 10.8 and what I needed. Now after a month using it I have to say I like it a lot! I like the user interface a lot, and set up to scan is way easy. The firewall also adds a nice extra layer of security. I definitely think this is a no brainer must-have app to me!
(1)
Show comment (1)
2
Snaporaz
02 January 2013
Version: 10.6.2
very disappointing upgrade. most of the features of netbarrier are gone, no more banner-blocking, no more blocking of individual ip adresses for all apps, no possibility to turn the spyware option off (little snitch users don't need this function), no way to modify the information hiding option as before, no cookie filter. with the previous version one could save rules and import them after a new clean install - this is also gone. time to look for an alternative...
(8)
Show comment (1)
Andrewm8
21 December 2012
Version: 10.6.2
I was a loyal, paying every year and satisfied Intego's customer since the inception of VirusBarrier... not anymore. Bloated software causing too many kernel panics and boot problems in general. I run my MB Pro with SSD and before updating to this version my boot time was under 17 seconds. After the upgrade 3 out of 4 boots fail and the successful boot takes about 2+ minutes to complete. Finally today I completely uninstalled the software and no problems, even boot time returned to 17 sec max. Installed ClamAV, enabled Sentry for several folders where downloads go and still boot time at 17 sec. Bye, bye Intego....
(4)
1
RunTime
11 July 2011
Version: 10.6.13
After years as a satisfied customer (and reseller) using NetBarrier X5 we upgraded to the X6 (VirusBarrier) as to keep up with new versions of OS X. In doing that we left a lean well working, and to all other alternatives, superior firewall to a large software with a lot of good stuff* we did not needed. This did not represent a problem (other from one or two clients messing things up) as VirusBarrier is easily configurable. What was not obvious in the transition was that we were forced into a subscription system. Earlier the subscription was only about virus/malware definitions, now suddenly (and very quietly) it was the firewall itself! The Intego site is no clear at all about this; 'buy a protection' all over, not 'pay for a subscription'. In the future we (and our clients) are to fork out 60% of the initial cost yearly (in a one year plan)! Even strange companies as PGP (now Symantech) has a perpetual alternative. Worse, the reasoning for this is absolute ridiculous, Intego site; 'using out-of-date security software is dangerous'. This becomes completely nonsense when the Intego protection just stops if you forget to pay!! That must be much worse than being out-of-date. It is only for the $ as I see it. So, now back to reinstalling latest NetBarrier on all machines an clients, and stop all planed upgrades. *although in a test run it catches only 4 out of 15 virus (ClamXav detects them all in any package) Worm.BadTrans.B1 FOUND W32.Elkern.C FOUND W32.Elkern.C FOUND W32.Elkern.C FOUND W32.Elkern.C FOUND W32.Elkern.C FOUND W32.Elkern.C FOUND W32.Elkern.C FOUND W32.Elkern.C FOUND Worm.SomeFool.Z FOUND Worm.SomeFool.Z FOUND W32.PrettyPark FOUND Worm.Sircam FOUND Worm.Sircam FOUND Worm.Sircam FOUND
(12)
Show comments (2)
4.5
Svenster
07 July 2011
Version: 10.6.13
Have to say I’ve been using this product now for many years and it has become the only virus package we use across all our networks. It just keeps getting better.
(2)
5
Cerniuk (Captcha H8r)
15 November 2010
Version: X6
See many harsh reviews and to my personal experience, none of them ring true. I have been running NetBarrier/Internet Security Barrier for some 10+ years across all sorts of systems including very high end high profile web servers. I have had it installed on 100's of Macs including laptops and desktops, intel and non-intel. On some very rare occasions I have had an issue and after rooting it out, it ended up being a problem in Apple's network stack that NB/ISB just uncovered, did not cause. So after upgrading to 10.5.6 I had a kernel panic with Internet Security Barrier. I also will note that I have been avoiding downloading the update they supplied because I have been on a cellular broadband connection for weeks (iPhone tethered) and did not want to impact my other iPhone brethern or my wallet ;-) I do have frequent kernel panics but it is NOT NB/ISB at fault. It is clearly the interaction between the bug infested Cisco VPN software and IPv6 (Cisco being the problem). Long story short, before blaming NB/ISB, Check your kernel panic output. If it indicates the kext for Intego is at fault, so be it. (and paste it here). On the other hand, if the OS or some hobbyware you have loaded is causing the KP, it might behoove the developer to let them know that you can crash their train if you load and configure ISB. Any developer, hobbyist or pro, needs the steps to reproduce the crash in order to both see the issue and run it through debugging to fix the issue.
(7)
Anon-Bud
03 June 2010
Version: X6
I quit using Intego products a while back. Used to use their backup, anti-virus, firewall software, but they always ask for an exorbitant amount of money for upgrades, plus - IMHO - their support system is really quite bad. I've moved to ClamXav - which is free - and this has been working great for me for several months.
(5)
Show comment (1)
Chrischram
04 May 2010
Version: X6
Is it just me, or does the name "Internet Security Barrier" sound like something that circumvents all other security software? Inquiring minds want to know.
(2)
1
Sanchai
22 April 2010
Version: X6
After weeks of waiting, I finally received an email from Intego Tech support. The support ask me to run some script to capture error. Too late, Intego Internet Security Barrier X6 had been removed from my system. I CANNOT TOLERATE SOFTWARE SUCH AS THIS ONE THAT CAUSE KERNEKL PANIC EVERY TIME I SHUT DOWN MY MAC. I will never forgive Intego again. I will not ask for refund. But you can be sure that Intego software will never have any chance to touch my Mac again!!! So long farewell. You have lost your client an I will spread the negative news about this software to everyone Avoid it if you can. I have turned to Norton Internet Security 4 and it work flawlessly
(9)
Show comments (4)
Sanchai
27 March 2010
Version: X6
I use Internet Security X6 without any problem for 2 months. But starting today VirusBarrier X6 cause kernel panic almost every time I shut down my Macbook Pro. Try uninstall and reinstall this software a couple of time. Same problem, kernel panic almpst every time I shut down my Mac. Also, it also cause invalid file count that cause verify disk fail in disk utiolity. I have to boot to sheel mode and use fsck -fy to solve disk structure problem Why suddenly this software cause problem? Before problem. web threat pop up show that some IP want to do scan port. of my Mac. I blosk it. From there on, kernel panic all the times. I write to tech support now. No answer yet. Will post my experience here to share what going on!
(2)
Phaleron
23 March 2010
Version: X6
I would have upgraded to v6 but Intego does not accept PayPal. Credit card only. I have since gone back to ClamXav which seems to do the same thing for free.
(3)
Leoofborg
18 March 2010
Version: X6
I get the feeling jimblue works for Intego. Why else would you write a long, rambling 4+ star review that pushes all the bad reviews to the bottom of the page?
(6)
Show comment (1)
4
Jimblue
16 March 2010
Version: X6
@leoofborg -- resistance is futile. man, what a harsh review. speaking for virusbarrierX6, which is what the screenshot here is of, it takes care of many common security issues very easily for the common user. i mean your link the 225 page pdf about security was great and i plan to read it through --sometime. intego has been making great security software for the mac for 15 years -- and it's about so much more than virus protection. where to start… as far as virus/malware goes, intego protects against windows viruses as well. yeah we are lucky and have macs but 90% of the people don't and nothing will piss them off more than you passing along a virus to them, even though it's harmless to you. intego also scans your email for viruses/malware transparently. intego updates windows, mac, linux, and classic virus/malware definitions about every two days -- automatically and in the background. and intego scans inside like 20 compression formats. what's next… you could download safari cookies, pith helmet, safari add blocker, and a host of other freeware and hope it doesn't mess up your browser when it's updated, or you could use intego and know it's going to work and work great without causing problems and be very optimized. i'm not knocking the above freeware -- it's great stuff and i'm thankful for the developers for making it. but with intego you'll find the only safari add-on you might need is glims or something like glims. adds are going to stopped like you wouldn't believe. if you choose you can have a little window pop up telling you each time an add is block, but rows of them will quickly fill up you screen, so best to turn that off. let's see… after you scan that 200 gigabyte legal music collection for windows viruses, malicious scripts and corrupted resource forks, rest assured it's ok to share it with anyone on any os. you can mark them as safe so those 200 gigs won't be scanned anymore, just as you can mark anything safe so as to save time. and schedule your scans when you are away from your computer. more there's so much more… some people might not like to, but i like to click the prefs that say "consider hacking tools and keyloggers threats." great built-in anti-phihsing as good as what 1password does. it stops port scans, intrusions, flooding, ping and buffer overflow attacks -- and you can set the sensitivity on those. you can set it to outright deny addresses or implicitly trust others, accept only cookies from certain sites and deny all others. the privacy settings protect your emails, phone numbers, names, addresses, credit card numbers, social security number, or anything -- you can tell it to set off an alarm, and you decide if you want that data to leave your computer or not. two way firewall -- so you can stop apps from "phoning home" like little snitch, or stop anything suspicious from leaving your computer -- you decide what apps have what privileges for outgoing and incoming data. it's got a nice set of tools in you care to traceroute, whois, monitor what's going on with the two-way firewall, see what your services are doing -- file sharing, web sharing, itunes sharing, iphoto sharing, are built in but you can add any protocol, local or remote port, remote address or state. a nice simple networks window. a cool little gauge window that sits nicely in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen so it's impossible to miss if data is for some unknown reason being sucked off or put on your computer -- and it's just a nice and unobtrusive way to monitor your outgoing and incoming speeds -- see if your isp is true to what they promise. and all these things and more are all laid out so simply that's it's not overwhelming or confusing -- anyone past a beginner stage can handle it which not hardly any effort -- easy learning curve. and their new pricing scheme in a recent macworld article pointed out a savings of like $400 for two computers for two years -- intego virusbarrierX6 now only cost $70 the first year and like $35 every year after that -- and that's for a two-computer license. i agree with you that most other companies that do what intego does, and aren't freeware, use scare tactics to sell their wares which are mostly useless, but not intego. stopping mac users from spreading windows viruses is just one little thing among the many things intego does. looking over the table of contents in the 225 page article you posted, i can tell it's gonna be a great read. but at least in the meantime, with all these super high-speed connections, i just feel much safer knowing if my credit card number leaves my computer and i don't tell it to, intego's gonna set off it's now infamous alarm that makes me jump out of my seat.
(4)
Aliendude
16 March 2010
Version: X6
When I installed this demo, I got kernel panics. Removed it, and they went away. Stay away. I'm on a iMac 27" /1TB hard drive, 8 GB ram.
(2)
Show comments (2)
Leoofborg
11 March 2010
Version: X6
Yeah, I read Intego's little pithy piece o' FUD. That's all it is. Here's the rebuttal: 1/ Trojans, aka 'Rogue Installers' would be a problem ANYWAY. A bunch o' people download a pirate software like iWork, and Apple and Intego would both issue patches ANYWAY. How to solve? Stay with REPUTABLE software. 2/ The other issues that Intego mentions were patched by Apple anyway. No OS is perfect, but MacOSX builds on 30 years of UNIX computing used by science and the military. 3/ Why even mention the iPhone? *sigh* Oh yeah, just to increase the FUD around jailbreaking. Oh, BTW, Saurik issued his own readme in Cydia about the issue for FREE. It's pretty cut & dried, boys and girls. Stay away from untrustworthy software. Read reviews and in the hacker / jailbreaker community STAY AWAY from the pirates. There's NO free lunch. And know your system. Here is some more reliable reading than what Intego is putting out: http://www.apple.com/support/security/guides/ Apple's security guides used by the NSA, CIA, and the Feds. In fact, the Feds worked with Apple and these standards are mandated by the US Fed Government. Your tax dollars helped make these guides you should benefit from it. http://www.infoworld.com/t/platforms/windows-inherently-more-vulnerable-malware-attacks-os-x-489?page=0,0 This is a slightly older, but very balanced view of why Windows gets attacked more and is harder to secure. Basically, what's missing from Windows that makes it harder to secure than a Unix like OSX. So you have a choice. Learn your Mac or pay Intego for their FUD. -Leo
(3)
Show comments (2)
Kobalt
10 March 2010
Version: X6
Don't know why they had to wrap NetBarrier in with their virus soft. Now, to update my firewall, I've got to pay $70 (the MUSpecial) instead of $50 and I get a whole lot of stuff (read AVware) I don't want! And yes, I know Apple supplies a firewall, but it's not to my liking.
(0)
Bugsman-(i-Zap-Germs)
19 February 2010
Version: X6
I admire Intego. They are a very determined bunch. This is probably the only known example of fear-based bullshit marketing that is not actually scareware. Correct me if I am wrong, but so far there have been 2, yes just 2, proof of concept viruses that attack the OSX system. Which means none in the wild. The e-vermin are much more interested in the Windows/PC environment. It's simple economics and logic: - Apple's share of the total PC market is
(8)
Show comments (2)