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iTalk8 reviewed on 27 Dec 2013
Thanks to Derekcurrie for his review, and the warning. I used MemoryKeeper for one week, but it didn’t work. I set the limit of free memory for automatic cleanup to 10%, which is about 409 MB of memory on my system, but MemoryKeeper didn’t free memory when it reached the threshold. I decided to uninstall it and found another free application on App Store called “CleanMemory” and set the threshold to 500 MB. I opened a few applications and as soon as the memory reached below 500 MB “CleanMemory” started to free memory. The memory jumped from 500 MB to 1.65 GB. I have 4 GB of memory on my system and use Mavericks OS version 10.9.1.
[Version 1.1]


iTalk8 reviewed on 20 Nov 2013
MacCleanse 4.7 got rid of all my site icons in Safari, and Firefox even though they were both unchecked; it also wiped out all my contacts name and phone numbers in Skype. I had to spend a long time to restore everything. I trashed the demo.
[Version 4.0.8]


iTalk8 reviewed on 01 Aug 2013
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.
[Version 10.7.3]

iTalk8 commented on 05 Mar 2013
I have a question for the developer. Does Sight Control have a zoom function? If it doesn't, are you planning to include a zoom function in near future?
[Version 1.3]

iTalk8 had trouble on 05 Mar 2013
I have a question for the developer. Does Sight Control have a zoom function? If it doesn't, are you planning to include a zoom function in near future?
[Version 1.3]

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