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"Corrupted my OSX Mavericks"
Version: Intego VirusBarrier 2013 10.7.8
Worked fine for 10 months.
Then disaster struck. A little explanation required. I had a problem with my 1 year old custom built iMac. I took it to the Apple Store. They damaged it and gave me a brand new iMac with more memory. They installed my data onto the new computer, and everything seemed fine. However, when performing my daily quick scan, the scanning froze, along with the rest of the computer. I had to force quit it and then it wouldn't start up. I almost had to take it back to the Apple Store, because the advisors could not get Mavericks to reinstall. Finally, after a couple of hours, I got a senior advisor and managed to get it reinstalled. Next day, same thing. I went right to the senior advisor and we got it reinstalled, faster this time. I uninstalled Virus Barrier and no more problem.
I downloaded and installed a new, hopefully, uncorrupted Virus Barrier, but turned off the automatic scanning. I'll keep my fingers crossed and see if the problem is solved.
The senior advisor told me that because this type of software is always on, to protect against viruses and malware, and goes into all computer's systems, that this sort of thing can happen. Let's hope it doesn't happen to you, or to me, again.
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