Intego VirusBarrier X8 for Mac

Intego VirusBarrier X8 for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 106 votes

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  • Date Added:
    Sep. 23, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $32.00 to buy (Buy it now)
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Editors' Review


Intego VirusBarrier X8 for Mac builds a line of defense against viruses, Trojans, and other forms of malware online and offline, having the capability to do both on-demand and scheduled scanning. Overall, it's a potent antivirus, but not the most accessible.


Minimalistic and intuitive interface: Intego VirusBarrier X8 takes out the difficulty of configuring and using a malware protection software -- you can just drag and drop folders you want to scan to the left side panel of the application's main interface. All the essential settings for real-time scanning and scheduled scanning are available at the bottom of the UI.

Can detect Windows malware: This ability of Intego VirusBarrier X8 for Mac is great for those who regularly use both Windows and Mac computers. It can prevent your Mac from serving as a malware carrier or the source of infection in a network.

Malware detection notification: If you set Intego VirusBarrier X8 to automatically run scans even when you're away from your Mac or while somebody else is using your Mac, you will be informed if there have been viruses or malware detected via email.

Profiles: You can create profiles for different network connections to customize the kind of protection you need for your computer. You can set it to automatically switch profiles as your Mac connects to different networks, or you can switch profiles manually.


Not available on the App Store: A malware protection software that does not meet Apple's official App Store standards seems less trusty.

Requires a lot of space: This antivirus requires a whopping 1.5GB of HD space.

Bottom Line

With its good scanning features and notifications, Intego VirusBarrier X8 looks like a capable malware protection option but is held back by its price and huge install size. There are cheaper, smaller, more viable solutions on the App Store.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Intego VirusBarrier X8 for Mac 10.8.1.

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1 stars

"Long time user"

December 25, 2014  |  By cdkuefler

 |  Version: Intego VirusBarrier X8 10.8.3


Powerful firewall, anti-virus and anti-malware package. Interface is clean and efficient to use.


I've used this for years but have been forced to other solutions. It just doesn't work with Yosemite and when my MacBook Pro sleeps it crashes the system. When I try to power it on it hangs on the gray boot screen. Only way to boot my Mac is to restart in safe mode and uninstall Intego. I've tried everything like just installing anti-virus and it doesn't matter. Worse yet Intego has not responded to support requests. Their license model is annoying if you have multiple machines because it is hard to keep track of licenses.


This was a great product but I can't recommend it. Lack of support, stability issues with Yosemite and price has moved me to look for other options out there.

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"Poor Support"

December 08, 2014  |  By duhem7

 |  Version: Intego VirusBarrier X8 10.8.3


Attractive display


no option to pause scan;
slows down operation while scanning
lousy support: no online chat, phone support only from Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm


not worth the money.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 10.8.3
Fix new OS X 10.9.5 signature issue.
Publisher Intego
Publisher web site
Release Date April 07, 2014
Date Added September 23, 2014
Version 10.8.3
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.10, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 25.87MB
File Name VirusBarrier_X8.dmg
Total Downloads 84,692
Downloads Last Week 48
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $29.99

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