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

VirusBarrier Plus includes the following features:
  • Finds and repairs Mac OS X malware
  • Finds and repairs Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint documents
  • Finds and eradicates Windows
What's New
Version 1.1.6:
  • Improved malware detection.
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later



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conejo23 reviewed on 14 Dec 2012
This is horrible, horrible software. I bought a family pack, installed it on my computer and my wife's computer. Everything seemed fine, but then her computer started slowing down, more spinning beachballs, performance finally got really bad. Then one day my computer essentially froze, just nothing but spinning beachballs. Took it to the Apple store and they tested all the hardware, everything was fine. Told them I had VirusBarrier Plus installed and they laughed. Said "get that off immediately, that's likely your problem".

So, I came home, had to boot to a full cloned backup because my computer was completely unresponsive. ran the uninstaller, restored to my hard drive, and now everything is fine. My wife's computer? Ran the uninstaller on hers and now that computer is working perfectly.

This is a garbage app that will do far more damage to your machine than any mac virus (if such a thing even exists) would ever do. Do NOT put this software on your computer, it is essentially malware of its own.
[Version 1.1.6]


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Pepper131 reviewed on 24 Apr 2012
So I paid for a family package for X6 and annual fee, and this cheaper then that. Is this a scam?
[Version 1.1.6]


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GeoProf reviewed on 05 Jun 2011
This is a great example of Scumbag Marketing: In VirusBarrier Plus' description above, Intego doesn't say that it's the best-selling antivirus and anti-malware tool available because that would be an unqualified lie. Instead, they word it like this:

"VirusBarrier Plus is the best-selling antivirus and anti-malware tool BASED ON THE AWARD-WINNING TECHNOLOGY OF INTEGO'S VIRUSBARRIER X6."

But since VirusBarrier Plus is the ONLY APP THAT IS BASED ON VIRUSBARRIER X6, that's not saying much. In fact, since VirusBarrier X6 has a MacUpdate.com rating of only 2.5 stars on a 5-star scale after 106 user reviews, that’s not saying ANYTHING, except that it’s an amazingly sh1tty piece of software!

That little trick is just the sort of thing that qualifies a developer for the SCUMBAG AND LYING, ULCEROUS CANKER SORE OF THE YEAR AWARD.

And here's another reason why Intego should get the award this year: Here on MacUpdate.com, this crapplication is priced at $7.99, but at the hated App Store it costs $9.99!

I wouldn’t touch this junk with a ten-foot pole.
[Version 1.1]

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alas! replied on 25 Jul 2011
You make some very valid points.
I, for one, have no intention of purchasing this piece of shit or, for that matter, ANY software from Intego.
I send a big, stinky fart to Intego!
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Mar6473 replied on 23 Jan 2012
Macupdate Staff!!!

Come on, get a hold of these reviews. It's not fair to the developers. You shouldn't be able to trash an application because you don't like the app store or without giving an explanation. Does the software not work? Is it hard to use?

There should be categories to rate apps on, not an open forum to complain about software marketing or the Mac App Store.
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+33

DelportF rated on 25 Apr 2012

[Version 1.1.6]



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Intego rated on 21 Jun 2011

[Version 1.1]



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Hdo rated on 26 Apr 2011

[Version 1.1]


Downloads:2,948
Version Downloads:1,837
Type:Utilities : Security
License:Commercial
Date:24 Apr 2012
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $4.99
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VirusBarrier Plus protects Mac users from viruses, Trojan horses and other types of malware that affect Macs. VirusBarrier Plus also detects Windows malware, so Mac users don't pass on infected files to their Windows-using friends and colleagues. VirusBarrier Plus is the best-selling antivirus and anti-malware tool based on the award-winning technology of Intego's VirusBarrier X6.

VirusBarrier Plus includes the following features:
  • Finds and repairs Mac OS X malware
  • Finds and repairs Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint documents
  • Finds and eradicates Windows executables
  • Finds and eradicates PDF malware
  • Finds and eradicates Flash malware
  • Finds and eradicates keyloggers and hacker tools
  • Finds and eradicates malicious scripts (PHP, Java, Perl, Javascript, shell scrips and more.)
  • Finds and eradications Linux 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
Up-to-date malware definitions for VirusBarrier Plus are available at least twice a week.

VirusBarrier Plus 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 Plus, allows administrative users to scan and repair all files on their Mac.

If you experience any problems with VirusBarrier Plus, Intego offers free technical support. Contact Intego's support team at https://secure.intego.com/support/


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