Intego VirusBarrier X8 for Mac User Reviews

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Slows Down My Mac and Price"

    May 2, 2014  |   By hansolo09

    Version: Intego VirusBarrier X8 10.8.1

    Pros

    Nice easy interface.

    Cons

    It crashes a lot when scanning and my macbook pro which is new.
    Resource Hog
    Way too expensive! Go with AVG it is free

    Summary

    It was taking up so many resources I ended up just uninstalling it. For the cost there are much better alternatives out there. I ended up going with AVG which was free and have no problems at all. It even detected a windows virus that Intego missed.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "So far Excellent!"

    March 16, 2014  |   By soccerdad5

    Version: Intego VirusBarrier X8 10.7.8

    Pros

    Light on system resources
    Fast scans - completed full system scan 1 hour faster than Avast
    Like the 2 way firewall as well

    Cons

    No anti-phishing protection

    Summary

    Very good at what it is designed to do! I also have Mavericks installed and so far no problems at all...

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Corrupted my OSX Mavericks"

    February 16, 2014  |   By docdss

    Version: Intego VirusBarrier X8 10.7.8

    Pros

    Worked fine for 10 months.

    Cons

    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.

    Summary

    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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  • 1.0 stars

    "As a Former X6 user, This VB2013 version is ABYSMAL."

    April 16, 2013  |   By beeber701

    Version: Intego VirusBarrier X8 10.7.3

    Pros

    Compared to X6... NONE! Really messed up the system after the download!

    Cons

    VB 2013 made for the computer user that needs a program which needs minimal configuration.
    VB2013 has no personal INFORMATION PROTECTION that was part version X6.
    VB 2013 has no outright product strength. During the upgrade download, it really messed up the system after following the download instructions on their website.
    Customer service sucks. ie: Filled out a complaint form and someone will contact you! NEVER HAPPENED! Email rec'd listed a phone # to call, no one ever answered... (please leave your name and phone # and some will return your call!) again no return calls!.

    Summary

    Look to a Company that has online assistance! A reputable customer service center.

    Intego has neither!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "It is fine in 10.6.8. What's with the 1-star reviews?"

    March 11, 2013  |   By bfjewett

    Version: Intego VirusBarrier X8 10.7.2

    Pros

    It is fast.
    On the home disk, at least, it has a quick scan option, which was fast.
    It works - so far, though it hasn't found any infected files - yet.
    I'm running 10.6.8 on a 2011-era iMac.

    Cons

    None yet. Bought it awhile ago but just started using it today.

    If I encounter problems later, I'll post a flaming review...

    Summary

    I don't work for Intego. Couldn't care less. But this 'it kills 10.6.8' posts - well, maybe it did for them, but it has been fine for me. It just works.

    I miss the overcomplicated 'submarine-like' interface. The new one is boring. But it works and is minimalist (in the apple way). Wish they had an option to bring back a less boring window.

    But kudos to the developers in the initial splash/startup screen after you install. You get a window that points out all of the key features; you click once, and it is gone forever. Very nicely done.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent Antivirus for Macbook Air"

    February 28, 2013  |   By brianr887

    Version: Intego VirusBarrier X8 10.7.2

    Pros

    Easy to install. Light footprint on my new Macbook Air. Clean user interface. Definitely a set up and forget about it type of antivirus. Protects me from Mac malware, Windows malware, Linux malware, malicious scripts, hacking tools, keyloggers. Includes option for behavioral analysis that "dynamically inspects running applications and warns you when inappropriate behavior is detected." Also scans archives, emails, iPhone, iPod and iPad for malware.

    Cons

    If you like tinkering with different tools and av options, after configuring preferences and turning on real-time scanning there isn't much else to play around with.

    Summary

    I recently switched from using Windows to a Mac. My Windows XP computer finally died on me but I've always enjoyed using my iPhone and iPad so I opted to go for the MacBook Air (so I can sync everything together). Problem is it only seemed like a natural shift from Windows to Mac since I have the iphone but I'm still sort of a newbie to OSX. On my old Windows desktop I used to run Norton or Spyware Doctor (for anti-spyware). But after looking into the differences between Windows and Mac internet threats I found that Windows software might not be the best option for use on my Mac. (From what I understand Macs can't get Windows malware. but I could be wrong?) Anyways after researching more I found Intego and installed the trial for their Mac Internet Security with VirusBarrier 2013, which is compatible with Mac OS X 10.8 and what I needed. I have to say I'm thoroughly impressed! It runs very light in the background, and I can even work on other stuff while it's scanning. I like the user interface especially, basically from set up to scan it is way easy to use. So after almost two months using it I'm definitely open to recommending virus barrier 2013 to others -- it is an excellent product!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "New to Mac and love it so far."

    February 24, 2013  |   By topher073

    Version: Intego VirusBarrier X8 10.7.2

    Pros

    Easy to use. Clean interface.

    Cons

    None so far.

    Summary

    I have not ran into any issues that others are reporting. I am not a technical person and just recently moved to mac from PC.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "2013 VAST improvement over X6"

    February 19, 2013  |   By aframpkin

    Version: Intego VirusBarrier X8 10.7.2

    Pros

    Installed the upgrade last week. FINALLY a security product that doesn't require I am an IT expert. Clean interface, NetBarrier 2013 gives me simple options. Definitely not seeing the probs others are seeing. Seems to run faster on scan.

    Cons

    Long overdue, X6 was getting old.

    Summary

    No problems with it. I am running 10.6.8, not seeing any issues. Unless you like the technoid stuff in X6, definitely worth upgrading.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "DO NOT INSTALL ON 10.6.8!!"

    February 19, 2013  |   By pcampagna

    Version: Intego VirusBarrier X8 10.7.2

    Pros

    None. totally screwed up entire computer!

    Cons

    I bought new version last week, but didn't update, then it updated automatically and completely shut me off to my network and so emails.

    Summary

    Avoid this if you have 10.6.8 I'm trying to restore my computer after losing a day worth of work, never mind i don't have time to trouble shoot, but when I went to intego software, all these IPs I use to connect to the network were checked as "intruders" and shut off. I unchecked and I could connect to the network again (only took 5 hour after getting IT involved and missing a few deadlines. BUT I still cannot get my email to work!!! THANKS INTEGO!!!!!!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "what a fricking JOKE. do not istall on 10.6.8!!!"

    February 18, 2013  |   By pcampagna

    Version: Intego VirusBarrier X8 10.7.1

    Pros

    none and now they owe me for a complete day wasted adn me having to work into the night! Totally screwed me!

    Cons

    I get an update message and all he!! breaks loose. I lose my network cnnection, then I lose email. Apparently this STUPID program blocks EVERYTHING! and is a piece of ****! DO NOT BUY IT ! I'm so P.O.'d at this point because I lost a full day of work that had to get out. This totally screwed me and I didn't do anything, it updated automatically and totally screwed me over. Nice a virus program can take over your machine and screw you when it's supposed to prevent others from doing what it did after an "update" nice friggin update that ends up being worse than a virus.

    Summary

    Avoid this **** of trash software and stay with what you have until they figure it out. What a scam and we should start a class action lawsuit about the wasted hours people will be spending trying to ffigure out what the heck happened when they lose connections!

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