VirusBarrier X9
VirusBarrier X9
10.9.25

3.8

VirusBarrier X9 free download for Mac

VirusBarrier X9

10.9.25
17 February 2020

Robust anti-virus software.

Overview

VirusBarrier X9 is vital because malware and viruses can cost your business or organization precious time and money. As attacks grow more common, it's more important than ever to make sure your company's valuable information is protected. Once malware infiltrates even one computer, it can quickly spread throughout your entire network. Install Intego VirusBarrier X9 on all your work machines to ensure that they're protected against the latest threats.

  • 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
  • Improved anti-phishing settings to protect your privacy
  • 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

What's new in VirusBarrier X9

Version 10.9.25:
New:
  • Revised and polished User Interface to improve the customer experience
  • Improved scanning performance and malware detection
  • Improved Anti-Phishing settings to protect your privacy
Other:
  • Low priority scan setting to enhance system performance while scanning
  • Audible alerts on scan completion
  • Scan information available from Mac OS X Notification Center
  • Easy-to-use Setup Assistant for first time users
  • Keeps your computer free of known malware such as Mac viruses, Windows viruses, Linux 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
  • Email notifications when malware is found
  • History logs

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178 VirusBarrier X9 Reviews

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alas!
06 May 2009

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First, pay $70 for Virusbarrier, then after using it for a year pay $30 per year for virus definition updates? No way in hell will I do that regardless of how good it may be. Make it a lot more reasonably priced and we'll talk, but not before then. And there's no real Mac virus threat out there currently.
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Version 10.5.8
Derekcurrie
22 February 2020
Intego VirusBarrier remains my personal favorite anti-malware app for Mac. But here's why I knocked off one star: (1) When you allow it to use Real-Time Scanning without 'Scan on low priority', it literally eats your system calls alive. Nothing else is allowed to run, creating the worst possible 'Sit&Spin' scenario. So, don't do that unless you ONLY want VirusBarrier running. Note that unless you're doing something questionable, there is no point in using Real-Time Scanning on a Mac anyway. If you're downloading stuff that could potentially be Trojans or scamWarz crap, then use it! (2) When VirusBarrier does find something bad, it doesn't provide ANY method of canceling out of either Trust what it found, or Repair (aka kill) what it found, or if you have Real-Time Scanning on, shoving the thingy into Quarantine. Those are your only choices. You cannot cancel out of those choices. You cannot Quit the app. You're forced to Force Quit! I've gone over this lousy situation with their tech support twice at this point. But for whatever reason, possibly to prevent malware from killing this mode, they won't change this feature. It can get a bit infuriating. They also never provide a list of what malware protection is provided with updates or what malware the app protects you from as a whole. That's of course due to anti-malware being a competitive UN-scientific business by default, which is annoying but inevitable. - - Otherwise, I love this app. It is frequently updated. It has frequent new malware definition updates. It's fast at scanning after its initial scan of a system. - - I also never buy the yearly malware subscriptions at the standard price. Never. It always goes on sale somewhere or other. This week I got a dirt cheap extra year's worth as part of upgrading Parallels Desktop. Last year I got 3 years worth of updates for dirt cheap as part of a software bundle. Keep an eye out for discounts!
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Version 10.9.25
Derekcurrie
08 April 2019
For today, know that v10.9.18 is currently *only* available to a select group of users. Intego tech support told me the final version will be out in few days. I'm assuming it is currently in beta testing.
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Version 10.9.18
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
19 April 2019
As of TODAY v10.9.18 is officially available to all. At the moment, NetUpdate is clueless. But it’s the version that downloads from Intego’s Downloads page. So have at it!
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wrcemail
13 January 2018
I've been using VB for decades with no problems; the updates have worked perfectly. I currently use VB on my iMac Pro, 10.13.2. I really sympathize with ppl having problems, but through all the versions, I've had no problems. I'm able to switch between startup drives ...
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Version 10.9.14
gerry-mccolgan
04 July 2017
I have just purchased your Mac Optimizer and it will not launch, please rectify this for me. Also on a subsequent attempt to install mac Optimizer a pop up said Only X was being installed, I did not purchase this or continue with this install. I have also just purchased Disc Diet which installed without issue. I have also unresolved issues with a package I purchased a time ago.(Screen shot of purchases below) Each time I try to install a pop up message says “Insert the (nuli) disc to continue” or “Insert the Virus BarrierX9 to continue"I have no idea what these specified discs are or how to access it, can you please help with these issues.. Gerry McColgan gerry.mccolgan@gmail.com
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Version 10.9.12
Urban-Wilde
10 June 2017
Bought the security package a couple of weeks ago and couldn't download anything. One app even prompted me to insert a disc ! (Yes, a physical disc as if this was still 2007). Total waste of money. I haven't had time yet to request a refund
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Version 10.9.11
mophayes
01 June 2017
I don't think much of Virus barrier X9 because it would not download. Refund please.
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Version 10.9.11
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Urban-Wilde
Urban-Wilde
10 June 2017
Same here! I bought the "security package" with this anti virus Programme. I could not install anything. One of the apps even prompted me to insert the "disc" as if we were still in 2007 instead of 2017. I haven't had time to ask for a refund yet. Waste of money! By the lack of reaction by the MacUpdate team I assume that they hve realised it's a fraud and so they seem to have decided that it's better not to reply at all
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Mikyazmar
29 May 2017
No good. No matter what I tried, the software did not download. Eventually, once I did download, it kept asking for more money!. Said, I do not have permission to open it. Waste of money
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Version 10.9.11
tjekov37
30 April 2017
What's New in 10.9.11 ??
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Version 10.9.11
lacwbo
29 April 2017
Why not just use Sophos? It's free and no yearly update fees. Also; I don't understand why updates can't list the changes instead of: "Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated".
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Version 10.9.11
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Uncoy
Uncoy
26 May 2017
Sophos is a nightmare and will render your computer unuseable if you are a power user. For neophytes only who keep their files exactly where Apple expects.
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
10 December 2018
I have to agree regarding Sophos. I work with Mac security and I've never, ever seen an application scatter so many invasive files into an operating system outside of Microsoft Windows. Uninstalling Sophos is literally a nightmare and I didn't find it did anything VirusBarrier doesn't do better and easier. Sorry.

If you're looking for free, I highly recommend Malwarebytes instead. For free, it's excellent and doesn't clog your OS.
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Derekcurrie
22 December 2016
For those concerned: Yes. VirusBarrier 10.9.5 was released in early November, 2016. MacUpdate is catching up.
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Version 10.9.5