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VirusBarrier X6: Mac Antivirus Review

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User Rating 5 Star Rating (2 Reviews)


The overwhelming favorite of Antivirus.About.com readers, Intego VirusBarrier X6 provides realtime signature-based and behavior-based scanning for Mac malware and on-demand scanning for Windows-based malware. This not only keeps your Mac computer virus-free, it also guards against your inadvertently passing malware on to your Windows friends.

VirusBarrier X6 includes antivirus, anti-spyware, a two-way firewall, and an anti-phishing filter. The interface is sporty and intuitive, making it easy to access the multiple features offered. The two-way firewall lets you set permissions to automatically deny or allow chosen apps to have Internet access - a great way to guard against spyware and other unauthorized program access.

VirusBarrier X6 also includes network monitoring and complete logging so you can quickly see what's happening on your Mac now as well as what may have happened in the past. VirusBarrier X6 also scans the Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch when synched with your Mac.

Intego VirusBarrier X6 is very competitively priced, starting at $49 USD for use on up to 2 Macs. VirusBarrier X6 requires only a scan 40 MB free hard disk space. The scanner is available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish language versions.

The winner of the 2011 Readers' Choice Awards for Best Mac Antivirus, Intego VirusBarrier X6 is the most full featured Mac-focused security solution available on the market today. And with Intego's dedicated Mac-only focus, you can be assured of rapid protection against new Mac malware.

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 5 out of 5
Proactive and quiet security, Member triPAW

I'm sort of a newbie to Macs. After my last computer died I opted to go for the MacBook Pro to compliment my iPad 2. So I guess I'm not so new to Apple products, just new to the actual laptop. I used to run something like Norton or PC Tools on my Windows desktop. However after researching the differences in internet threats I realized Windows software might not be best on my Mac (Mac malware vs Windows malware; they are different), so I went looking for antivirus software from Mac security experts. It didn't take me long to find Intego, the developers of VirusBarrier X6, which is compatible with Mac OS X Lion and what I needed. After about 5 month or so using VirusBarrier, I have to say I'm thoroughly impressed! It runs very light in the background, and even while scanning the computer it doesn't cause anything else I have open to slow down. I'm honestly quite surprised by the number of features it has too with different types and levels of protection. So I'm definitely open to recommending VirusBarrier X6 to others -- it is an excellent product!

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