VirusBarrier Express
VirusBarrier Express
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VirusBarrier Express1.1.6

01 May 2012

Antivirus and anti-malware tool.

Overview

VirusBarrier Express is a free antivirus and anti-malware tool based on the award-winning technology of Intego's VirusBarrier X6. VirusBarrier Express protects Mac users from viruses, Trojan horses and other types of malware, and also detects Windows malware, so Mac users don't pass on infected files to their Windows-using friends and colleagues.

VirusBarrier Express lets users run manual scans of any file, folder or volume on their Mac for which they have rights, and offers scheduled scans that can be run on any item. Users can also repair any infected files for which they have rights, and a command-line tool, available as part of VirusBarrier Express, allows administrative users to scan and repair all files on their Mac.

Features:

  • Scans and repairs Mac OS X malware
  • Scans and repairs Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint documents
  • Scans and eradicates Java malware
  • Scans and eradicates Windows executable
  • Scans and eradicates PDF malware
  • Scans and eradicates Flash malware
  • Scans zip archives
  • Users can run Quick Scans or Full Scans
  • Scans can be scheduled
  • Users can specify trusted files and folders
  • A command-line scanner lets users scan more files
  • A contextual menu lets users scan individual files or folders on demand
  • Regular updates of malware definitions
  • No impact on performance
  • Easy to use

What's new in VirusBarrier Express

Version 1.1.6:
  • Improved malware detection.

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How would you rate VirusBarrier Express app?

19 Reviews of VirusBarrier Express

B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
02 February 2011
Version: 1.0.2

Most helpful

Aha! I found the gimmick. They divide the malware definitions packages into two parts: Standard and Premium. Standard definitions are free but come out 100 days after the Premium definitions, which are issued once a month. However, you have to pay for the premium definitions. I find this tiered system objectionable and will be removing VB Express from my system and reverting to Sophos. There is nothing express about getting virus/malware definitions three to four months late. It's a bait and switch con, pure and simple. What's more, though you can schedule scans to run daily, weekly or monthly, there's no way to set the time of day the scans run. No doubt Intego is hoping people will want the additional functionality of their commercial product and upgrade to it after trying out VB Express. But given the limitations of this product, I feel insulted rather than encouraged. Whoever designed this "incentive" strategy is a certified idiot.
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Derekcurrie
23 February 2020
Version: 1.1.6
ABANDONWARE! See its replacement, the free VirusBarrier Scanner instead. It's at the Mac App Store.
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Derekcurrie
23 February 2020
Version: 1.1.6
ABANDONWARE! See its free replacement, VirusBarrier Scanner. It's at the Mac App Store.
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Filou53
03 October 2018
Version: 1.1.6
I am not sure that the malware's definitions are still updated: I launched the program today (October 3, 2018) , and he tells me that the definitions previously recorded (Feb 1, 2018) are still up to date!
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bin104
11 May 2017
Version: 1.1.6
People should realize that they are giving away their information by using most of 'FREE' application. developer but third parties. Maybe it's just your email address or maybe it's your activity pattern. I'd rather pay fairly to support the developers especially this type of software..
ClamXav works just fine.


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Elaineeer
09 July 2012
Version: 1.1.6
I've used for two month, i do like the drag design in the green icon. Till now it runs normal and has not found any malware.
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5
Hdo
09 February 2012
Version: 1.1.5
good app
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Grhsvo
24 November 2011
Version: 1.1.4
The above text does not tell me what the difference is between VirusBarrier X6 and VirusBarrier Express. A visit to the web site is even more-cloudy. I could not find any mention at all of VirusBarrier Express. It's probably there somewhere, but I just couldn't find it. And, like so many other sellers who are embarrassed about the price of their product, the VirusBarrier page does not announce the price. You must click the "buy now" button first. And I wonder if Intego understands that it's ONLY America that talks about "Black Friday" for this week. For the rest of the world, Black Friday means the 13th of any month that is a Friday. Just another example of American cultural insensitivity/nationalism/terrorism.
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anonymous-dingo-653
24 November 2011
Version: 1.1.4
I think everything about this package has already been covered, so I won't reiterate. I'll just say get SOPHOS. I've run it against Symantec Corporate Edition, and it kept up on the AV, neck and neck against actual viruses in the wild. It is supported by a company that gets its AV feedback from corporate clients worldwide. The only thing it is missing is a scheduled scan, but in two years, it hasn't found anything during regular manual scans, and it has knock down three viruses specifically designed to attack OSX. Proof that OSX is not invulnerable. http://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-antivirus-for-mac-home-edition.aspx http://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-antivirus-for-mac-home-edition.aspx
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oldman1
05 October 2011
Version: 1.1.3
Installed OK and seemed to be working, although never detected anything while used.
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Craig-Blackburn
02 May 2011
Version: 1.1
I am only going to comment on Intego Virus Barrier 5, not just Virus barrier but the whole suite. Unless you have a huge hard drive on your laptop forget it. It's bloatware. Mind you this is not the free version I am rating, It scans all email, rejects mail that is spam. Users add names to this list when they receive spam, through daily updates you stay up-to-date. You can really customize your firewall and you can get rid of little snitch. It also lets you know when a document or app tries to phone home.. Did I say bloat? Now here is where the party ended. When your subscription is up and you have not purchased the next version of Intego suite, what do you do. There is no uninstaller. Apps like CleanApp and App Delete can't get it. there it is, always staring you in the face. You will find new remnants everyday. The solution is a complete erase and install of Snow Leopard and all other apps you own. There I said it. Since there are known Trojans but no real viruses loose, it's not something you need. Weather you use mobileme or gmail, they all have pretty good spam filters. If you want a little reassurance, I installed Sophos. It uses nearly no memory. Takes up little HD space. And it's free version is not slimmed down. It's the same software they sell to large corporations, it's free. I hope I save someone the trouble of reinstalling everything. The software it's self is impressive. Does it work? I don't know, it never found a virus in the 2 years I used it. You decide if it's right for you.
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Chadcn
25 April 2011
Version: 1.1
Considering there are absolutely zero viruses that can infect OS X and small small number of any other kind of malware at all, it's safe to say these anti-virus apps for the Mac are worthless.
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Philih
24 April 2011
Version: 1.1
1. No Realtime scan 2. Scans only for Mac OS-Viruses 3. Only available in App Store So there is no reason to use this tool ... There are better free alternatives on the market. And those are available in the whole i-net and not only in this anoying store.
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R1000m
23 April 2011
Version: 1.0.2
This is actually a review of version 1.1. As of 1.1, VirusBarrier Express is now officially useless ("will scan for Mac OS X malware only").
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0.5
DocOnMac
02 February 2011
Version: 1.0.2
This free version is garbage. There is NO REAL TIME SCANNER so you have to get infected and then only know that you have been if you run a manual scan! Maybe Intego are not big enough to offer a free version like Sophos Why would they, if they did nobody would buy the full version. I use the full version and it is very good, with excellent support too, despite all the negative comments in the past. But then VirusBarrier X6 is NOT just a virus scanner, it has NetBarrier as well incorporated into it.
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Josh-C-
02 February 2011
Version: 1.0.2
Sophos is free with no catch. I've been using it for a few month's on a couple of my macs at home and I'm completely satisfied with it and it's performance, you forget its even running and that's how good mac software is.
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
02 February 2011
Version: 1.0.2
Aha! I found the gimmick. They divide the malware definitions packages into two parts: Standard and Premium. Standard definitions are free but come out 100 days after the Premium definitions, which are issued once a month. However, you have to pay for the premium definitions. I find this tiered system objectionable and will be removing VB Express from my system and reverting to Sophos. There is nothing express about getting virus/malware definitions three to four months late. It's a bait and switch con, pure and simple. What's more, though you can schedule scans to run daily, weekly or monthly, there's no way to set the time of day the scans run. No doubt Intego is hoping people will want the additional functionality of their commercial product and upgrade to it after trying out VB Express. But given the limitations of this product, I feel insulted rather than encouraged. Whoever designed this "incentive" strategy is a certified idiot.
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
02 February 2011
Version: 1.0.2
I suspect VirusBarrier Express is intended to compete with Sophos' free Sophos Anti-Virus for Mac Home Edition. It was probably modified in some way from the commercial version of VirusBarrier in order to qualify for the Mac App Store. And the free version of Sophos is not available in the MAS, so putting VB Express in the store probably provides a competitive edge, of sorts; in addition they no doubt hope that offering it exclusively in the MAS will prevent it from cannibalizing sales of the paid version they offer on their own web site. It's interesting to see the different marketing strategies developers are coming up with.
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0.5
Ghostwriter
02 February 2011
Version: 1.0.2
Just attempted to update my version 1.0 to 1.0.2. Clicked on the link to the app store and the store indicates that I have it installed, but no options to update or reinstall a newer version???? What am I missing here!
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Shmk
07 January 2011
Version: 1.0
click the download link takes you to the Appstore, what up wit dat?
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