NetBarrier
NetBarrier 10.7.5
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NetBarrier has been discontinued and is now a part of the Mac Premium Bundle 2013

NetBarrier is a professional-grade firewall and identity-protection application.
  • 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
What's New
Version 10.7.5: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6 or later



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ver. 10.x:
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Cerniuk reviewed on 19 Jan 2014
One of my absolutely favorite tools gone down the tubes. Intego 2013 editions are essentially VirusBarrier 6x given a feature frontal lobotomy and a graphical interface that looks like they gave the app too much Benzodiazepine (dazed and confused with drool going).

The latest incarnation named after last year (seriously, even Microsoft stopped using dates in their product names) gives us roughly 1/4 of the features of VirusBarrier x6. Gone are the features that let us figure out who exactly was attempting access, what kind of traffic is currently occurring on the network and no ability to block key data items for detection of apps trying to extract your info. Want to block the Chinese hackers network address range? Sorry...

Worse the pablum interface shows almost no diagnostic information in it's drug induced arrangement and animation. The goofy graphics are very indicative of how seriously you can take this software.

Point blank, this thing is horrible, make the bad man stop.

I will continue to run VirusBarrier 6X until it is no longer supported on the OS and then switch to something with an interface built for computers (vs some print layout) and functional robustness. At this point I resent paying for VirusBarrier x6 because I know that the money goes into it's half-wit brother's pocket (VirusBarrier 2013)

Somewhere in the distance I hear the sounds of "Taps" playing and a flag being unfurled. A medal of valor being presented to the widow of Netbarrier... Good bye old friend, you will be sorely missed. Is VirusBarrier x6 next?
[Version 10.7.5]

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Rob123 replied on 08 Apr 2014
Agreed with you

Why not some advanced mode maintained with all the granular settings from good old x6 version ?

Same with Virusbarrier though

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"
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Kankei71 commented on 08 Oct 2013
I don't get it.

NetBarrier cost 89$ and Mac Premium Bundle 2013 which includes VirusBarrier 2013 + Identity Scrubber + Family Protector + Washing Machine + Personal Backup AND Net Barrier 2013 also cost 89$ ?

This doesn't make sense.
[Version 10.7.5]


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Frankhh24 reviewed on 24 Jul 2013
I loved to use Netbarrier (Virusbarrier) until version x6. Lastly Intego split up back Virusbarrier into Virusbarrier and Netbarrier. With this Intego radically cut back the versatility and the attributes that were so important: fine tuning and manual configuration.
Now 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 Netbarrier needs a lot of memory and cpu-load.
Conclusion: I am now looking for alternatives.
[Version 10.7.3]


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raymondb reviewed on 18 Apr 2013
Intego security software is the best for Macs. I'm a happy loyal customer and highly recommend it! NetBarrier firewall adds a nice extra layer of security. This is a no brainer must-have app!
[Version 10.7.1]


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Runtime reviewed on 11 Jul 2011
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
[Version 10.5.6]

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Cerniuk replied on 19 Jan 2014
Interesting review with surprise of the Intego firewall extortion tactic (pay or we will drop your drawers!) yet you give this 5 stars?
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Runtime replied on 19 Jan 2014
No, either a fluke in the db or me fast and wrong. Should be much less. The product itself is OK (I am regretfully keeping X6 on two coloc servers).

The old great NetBarrier is still running on all machines (and to my surprise is still being updated).

I am slowly replacing all of them with the latest Little Snitch, but is quite complicated as Little Snitch settings is not designed to be 'replicated' in an easy way.
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Zeta32 reviewed on 19 Dec 2010
sucks
[Version 10.5.6]


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Zx81 tipped on 16 Jan 2010
Beware! If you wish to install a trial version of VirusBarrier X6, it uninstalls NetBarrier X5. At the moment, I'm having a hell of a time with Intego support (!) trying to recover NB.
[Version 10.5.6]


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Xenos commented on 09 Nov 2009
i urge MacUpdate to shut down the user reviews as they mostly are pure nonsense.
comparingLittle Snitch with NetBarrier, for instance, or the fact that those users proving they have not the least order on their Apple joke boxes and never applying system maintenance but calling developer's work crap, demonstrates what annoying burden it is to read all this crap, which it mostly is.
MacUpdate, stop it! don't give chaotic kids any longer the chance to produce themselves !
[Version 10.5.5]

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Kobalt replied on 10 Dec 2009
@ JAKE THE SNAKE - Time to get your facts straight. Little Snitch and Netbarrier are pretty much completely opposite in what they do. The first warns of and optionally stops stuff leaving your computer (from the dev: "As soon as you're connected to the Internet, applications can potentially send whatever information they want to wherever they want."). The other warns and optionally stops stuff entering your computer (from the dev: "Intego NetBarrier X5 ... offers thorough protection against intrusions coming across the Internet or a local network.")

@ MACTECHHEAD - Could you please be a little less superior in your comments? Not everyone lives in an English-speaking country and we don't all have a perfect command of the English language. Oh, and spell checkers don't work on grammar or sentence construction. Btw, swearing is generally thought to show a lack of creativity and respect.
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Misha replied on 14 Dec 2009
Actually, you can configure NetBarrier to alert you of outgoing connections initiated by apps on your Mac, similar to LittleSnitch...
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Vlad-Didenko commented on 16 Oct 2009
Not well thought-through firewall application. Messages are useless and information provided to make decisions is completely inadequate: http://didenko.com/files/091014_intego.png . Limited configurability - no way to allow/blok outgoing connections by destination domain/ip range (to prevent calls home, but leave other functionality intact).
[Version 10.5.5]


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Raven. reviewed on 28 Aug 2009
It froze my screen and Mac. After a restart it all works and shows up to date ??????
Strange behavior! It seems to work flawless like always!
I use Netbarrier now for years and this is my first error!
Raven.
[Version 10.5.4]


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0sand1s had trouble on 27 Oct 2009
Im having trouble uninstalling. I went through deleting everything in library of intego and netupdate, used app zapper to delete app. But I cant kill the "netbarrier daemo (870)" process, I tried force quitting the process, Authenticated it, and the root process runs active soon as I Auth. the force quit. Same with the "netupdateagent" process.

Any idea on how I can get this off my HD??? Im trying to lower the amount of running process, I have 70 running at idle. Does it even matter how many process are active??? Im a n00b so please let me know respectfully.

Thanks.

djprotege@ymail.com
[Version 10.5.5]

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Ilgaz replied on 13 Dec 2009
It has uninstaller right in the disk image you downloaded. You should run it to remove netbarrier, it is not a trivial application which you can uninstall with moving files to trash. kernel extensions etc. included too.

If you run the uninstaller, it will remove the files in right way.
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Bs0d had trouble on 11 Jun 2009
It seems that the app keeps me from using the search function on websites.
on MU for example, I get a blank page when I try a search.

Any advice?
[Version 10.5.3]

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misha replied on 12 Jun 2009
how are you initiating the search on MU?
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Bs0d replied on 12 Jun 2009
Yep, and it doesn't work... blank page. Off the top of my head I cant give you any other examples but there are other sites whose search function doesnt work since I installed X5
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Bs0d replied on 12 Jun 2009
oops, sorry just realized you wrote "HOW"!
Not sure what you mean though...
I just type my search in the box, and hit enter or click "Go", how else would you search?
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Justin K. commented on 12 Jun 2009
I had the same issue too 2 month ago
Maybe you should uncheck the box "Hide information on the last website visited"
from Privacy>Data>Surf ===>information hiding
it has worked for me... ;-)
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misha replied on 12 Jun 2009
BS0D: The reason I was asking is because we have blocked some third party tools from searching our site. Obviously if you are searching macupdate.com from the home page you should not have an issue. I'll investigate this further to make sure it's not an issue at our end. Is it affecting other search engines you use, as well?
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dp8 commented on 12 Jun 2009
If you have cookies disabled, or are hiding browser information like the user agent string, MU search will not return results.
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VictorB (developer) replied on 12 Jun 2009
Please contact Intego technical support via email at support@intego.com or via http://www.intego.com/support/.
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Bs0d replied on 15 Jun 2009
JustinK, Misha and VictorB:

Thank you all for your concern. Misha, Victor, please don't worry.
JustinK, you just solved my problem. It seems like MU requires to see the last website I visited to let me search the site (too bad, because I prefer to hide my info and surfing info when I'm online, but oh well)!

So, problem fixed.
Thanks JustinK ;)

I have finally managed to configure NetBarrier the way I want it, and I'm starting to appreciate it more and more. And I'm also finding it less invasive.

Thanks again everyone :)
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piako had trouble on 20 Jul 2006
Garbage! Customizing the firewall for very restrictive port settings doesn't work like you would think. It's backwards and expensive. I don't want you to waste your time with this. Find a standalone firewall. x:
[Version 10.4.1]

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okiehabu commented on 12 Sep 2006
NetBarrier X3 v10.3.7

NetBarrier provides basic protection in 'Client only' mode; but I learned the hard way that the latter setting cannot prevent IGMP packets from accessing certain ports — one apparently being
47807, which is used by iCalendar for network access.

It was also used by some bad guys recently to install a trojan in my G5. I know this because I ran a port scan on 127.0.0.1 using the OS X Network Utility, and 47807 came up open.

After finally wising up as to how they were getting to me, I formatted the drive and then began writing rulesets in NetBarrier's 'Customized' view. Now the unauthorized penetrations have stopped.

Advising others of rulesets which may or may not be appropriate for their specific situation is risky business; yet for people like me who use dialup and are not affiliated with any network — i.e., just plain 'ol home users — there are a couple of hard and fast rules that'll save your bacon.

They are:

1. [TCP In] (Connected Services) (Block: Port Range 1~ 65535) (Try to write 0 ~ 65535. . . see if NB will accept it. Hackers are commonly soliciting Port 0; although so far NB has blocked all Port zero attacks to my machine while set to block port range 1 ~ 65535).

2. [IGMP In] (Any type) —————————— (Block)

3. [ICMP In] (Any type) —————————— (Block)

4. [UDP In] (mDNS-Multicast/SLP ———— (Allow: mDNS P: 5353; SLP P: 427) (Using 2-part rule)

5&6. [NTP In/Out] (From Add ruleset) (Allow P:123)

Note: I believe NTP (Network Time Protocol) may be exploitable. So it's a good idea to define the parameters for that protocol in a hard and fast rule, designating Port 123, which is the standard NTP port. That will prevent spoofing of NTP through other ports to "reset your clock, haha."

7&8. [DNS In/Out] (From Add ruleset) (Allow P:53)

9. [All Remaining Protocols] (UDP In) (Block: Port range 1 ~ 65535)

Now they can't use IGMP to hack my apps. . . nor are they able to use ICMP to map an attack.

Most inbound hits these days are UDP-based, directed to P: 1026 or 1027. Are you logging UDP hits to those ports? YOU SHOULD BE! Rule # 9 stops 'em in their tracks.

You should also determine the addresses of YOUR primary and secondary DNS servers from the ISP and enter them into your network folder under the TCP/IP tab (OS X). Allowing your computer to resolve addresses by the 'seat of the pants' method — searching for the best DNS, may be hazardous.

Do you completely trust every domain server on the spine?

NetBarrier is a good quality product that unfortunately is in the hands of some very greedy people. It's the same old story.

That's why I stopped eating french fries.

Guess some things just never change. . .

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Runtime rated on 19 Jan 2014

[Version 10.7.5]



Rostislav_5abe2888 rated on 06 Aug 2013

[Version 10.7.3]



Leerjet rated on 14 Nov 2012

[Version 10.5.8]



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Tommylee rated on 09 Nov 2012

[Version 10.5.8]



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Tdstout rated on 31 Oct 2012

[Version 10.5.8]



otsu rated on 29 Sep 2012

[Version 10.5.8]



Physhbourne rated on 13 Sep 2012

[Version 10.5.8]



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Stoopnagle rated on 01 Sep 2012

[Version 10.5.8]



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Mistertoad17 rated on 06 May 2012

[Version 10.5.6]



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((macuser)) rated on 14 Apr 2012

[Version 10.5.6]


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Version Downloads:25,872
Type:Utilities : Security
License:Demo
Date:08 Oct 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $89.99
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NetBarrier has been discontinued and is now a part of the Mac Premium Bundle 2013

NetBarrier is a professional-grade firewall and identity-protection application.
  • 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)


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