VirusBarrier Express & VirusBarrier Plus let users run manual scans of any file, folder or volume on their Mac for which they have permissions, and let users schedule scans at the time of their choice. Users can also repair any infected files for which they have permissions. A command-line tool included with VirusBarrier Plus allows administrative users to scan and repair all files on their Mac.
Users who want full protection from malware and network threats should look at Intego VirusBarrier X6, which is much more than just an antivirus. VirusBarrier X6 also includes a real-time scanner that scans files at all times, when they are opened, written or saved, as well as more than 100 other features to keep Macs safe from malware, network threats, phishing, spyware and more.
After you download VirusBarrier Express or VirusBarrier Plus from the Mac App Store, the program is installed in your Applications folder, and its icon is added to your Dock. You can launch the program by clicking the Dock icon or double-clicking the program's icon in your Applications folder. When you launch VirusBarrier Express or VirusBarrier Plus, you will see the following:
Note: screenshots in this manual show VirusBarrier Plus. Other than the types of malware detected and the command-line tool, the two programs are similar.
You can run a manual scan with VirusBarrier Express or VirusBarrier Plus whenever you want. You should do this immediately after installation to ensure that you don't have any infected files, and you should scan your Mac again each time you update the program's malware definitions.
Note: Because of limitations of applications available via the Mac App Store, VirusBarrier Express and VirusBarrier Plus do not have real-time malware scanners, and only scans files when you tell them to do so. To protect your Mac with a real-time scanner, and many other features including network protection, anti-phishing, anti-spyware and more, see Intego VirusBarrier X6.
To scan all files for which you have permissions, click the Full Scan button below VirusBarrier Express's or VirusBarrier Plus's orb. This will scan all files in your home folder, as well as other files that you are allowed to read. (For standard administrator accounts, this includes all applications in your Applications folder, as well as most system files in the Library and System folders.)
VirusBarrier Express or VirusBarrier Plus will first count the number of files to scan, then, during the scan itself, will display the number of files scanned and the percentage of the scan completed.
You can stop a scan at any time by clicking the Stop Scan button. If you wish to pause a scan, click the Pause Scan button. To resume a paused scan, click the Resume Scan button.
If VirusBarrier Express or VirusBarrier Plus finds any malware or infected files on your Mac, it displays an alert showing the name of the file.
If you have the appropriate permissions, the Repair button will be blue. Click on the file to select it, then click Repair to have VirusBarrier Express or VirusBarrier Plus eliminate the malware. You can click Ignore if you think that the file was mistakenly flagged as containing malware. In this case, you should note where the file is located and check to make sure it's safe. Right-click or Control-click on the file's name and choose Show in Finder to see the file's location in the Finder. You can also see its path at the bottom of the alert dialog when a file is selected.
VirusBarrier Express & VirusBarrier Plus let you run quick scans, which scan only those locations where malware is commonly installed. The files and folders scanned may change as new malware appears, and the locations scanned may be different with newer versions of VirusBarrier Express's & VirusBarrier Plus's malware definitions. VirusBarrier Express and VirusBarrier Plus can only scan files in locations that you are allowed to read.
To run a quick scan, click the Quick Scan button.
You can scan any volume, folder or file by dragging it onto the Orb, by dragging it onto VirusBarrier Express's or VirusBarrier Plus's icon in the Dock, or onto VirusBarrier Express's or VirusBarrier Plus's icon in your Applications folder. VirusBarrier Express or VirusBarrier Plus will scan that item or items, and will alert you if any of the items you have scanned contain malware. It's a good idea to use this feature if you have downloaded files and are not sure that they are safe, or if you receive suspicious files by e-mail.
You can choose specific items to scan from VirusBarrier Express's or VirusBarrier Plus's browser. To select items, click the Select... button. You will see your computer and any disks connected to it. Double-click your main hard disk to view its contents.
As in the Finder, you can navigate inside folders and volumes by double-clicking them. You can also change the view to see your files as a simple list or in a file browser by clicking the view buttons in the window's upper-left corner. Click a file, folder or volume to select it for a scan.
Regardless of how you've chosen to view your files, you can select multiple items by holding down the Command key as you click on each one in turn. When you've made your selection, click the Scan button in the bottom-right corner to begin the process. VirusBarrier Express or VirusBarrier Plus switches to Scanner view, and the scan proceeds as described above.
You can launch scans from VirusBarrier Express's or VirusBarrier Plus's File menu. You can choose Scan (or press Command-O) to open the browser and select items to scan. You can also run a full scan by choosing Full Scan, or pressing Command-S, or a quick scan by choosing Quick Scan or pressing Command-Option-S. These scans run the same way as when you launch them manually, as described above.
You can scan files directly from the Finder using VirusBarrier Express's or VirusBarrier Plus's contextual menu. Control-click or right-click on any item - a file, folder or volume - and a contextual menu will display. Click on Services, then choose Scan with VirusBarrier Express... or Scan with VirusBarrier Plus... VirusBarrier Express or VirusBarrier Plus will open and scan the selected item, and the results will be the same as described above.
VirusBarrier Express and VirusBarrier Plus offer the option to add files, folders or volumes to a list of Trusted Files. VirusBarrier Express or VirusBarrier Plus will assume that these files are all safe and will not scan them. You should only use this for files that you have already scanned with VirusBarrier Express or VirusBarrier Plus.
To add files, folders and volumes to the Trusted Files list, click the Trusted Files button:
Then, do one of the following:
Adding a folder or volume tells VirusBarrier Express or VirusBarrier Plus to trust all files contained in the selected item, including in any subfolders it contains.
To remove an item from the Trusted Files list, click it to select it, then click the - button.
VirusBarrier Express and VirusBarrier Plus can also be set to run automatically at pre-arranged times. To do so, click the Schedules button at the top of the screen.
To turn on scheduling, click the Enable schedules checkbox.
Below these settings is a scheduling selector, where you can choose which folder should be examined, and when.
Note: VirusBarrier Express or VirusBarrier Plus must be in your Applications folder for schedules to run.
Malware definitions for VirusBarrier Express are updated at least once a month. Malware definitions for VirusBarrier Plus are updated at least twice a week. When you view the VirusBarrier Express or VirusBarrier Plus orb (click on the Scanner icon to view this screen), you will see the date of the currently installed malware definitions.
To check for updates, click on the Installed Definitions button.
The first time you update malware definitions you will be sent to the Intego web site where you will need to register. You will only need to do this once; for subsequent updates, if new malware definitions are available, they will begin downloading. You will need to check manually for new malware definitions.
VirusBarrier Plus also gives you the option of running malware scans and from the command line, using the Mac OS X Terminal application. This can allow users to scan all files on their Mac, which the VirusBarrier Plus application cannot do on its own. The following describes the use of this command.
Command: /Applications/VirusBarrier\ Plus.app/Contents/MacOS/escanner [-aciqrtwz] <pathname_to_scan> The following options are available: -a Scans all files, including those mounted in /Volumes. -c Counts files, but does not scan. -i Displays information about scan engine version and installed definitions. -q Quick scan: use a predefined set of paths to scan. No path is required in the command. -r Scans, then repairs infected files. -t Scans all but trusted files. -w Does not process network volumes. -z Scans zip archives as well as regular files. <pathname_to_scan>: This is required; it can be a relative or absolute path. Example: /Applications/VirusBarrier\ Plus.app/Contents/MacOS/escanner -atz / This scans all volumes for which the user has read permission, scanning archives, and ignoring any trusted files. If you run the command preceded by sudo, and authenticate, you can scan all files on a Mac. Examples: /Applications/VirusBarrier\ Plus.app/Contents/MacOS/escanner /Users/<username> Scans all files in the user's home folder. /Applications/VirusBarrier\ Plus.app/Contents/MacOS/escanner -a / Scans all files for which the user has read permissions. sudo /Applications/VirusBarrier\ Plus.app/Contents/MacOS/escanner -a / Allows an administrative user to scan all files on their Mac, after they enter their password.
Technical support is available from the Intego Support page.
Only VirusBarrier X6 provides comprehensive protection from malware and network threats. VirusBarrier X6 is the only antivirus program for Mac that includes full anti-malware protection together with firewall, network protection, anti-phishing, anti-spyware features and more. Here's a table showing the features of Intego VirusBarrier Express, VirusBarrier Plus and VirusBarrier X6. Find out more about these and other Intego products at www.intego.com.
|Choose the right protection for your Mac||VirusBarrier Express||VirusBarrier Plus||VirusBarrier X6|
|Scans for Mac OS X malware|
|Scans for Excel & Word macro viruses|
|Scans for Windows malware|
|Scans for PDF and Flash malware|
|Scans for Linux malware|
|Scans for Keyloggers and hacker tools|
|Automatic check for malware definition updates|
|Repairs infected files|
|Quick scan for malware in key folders|
|Deletes malicious files on infected Macs|
|Drag and drop scans (Orb, Dock, Finder)|
|Allows scan exceptions (Trusted Files)|
|Scans from Finder contextual menu|
|Scans individual files or folders on request|
|Scans the contents of ZIP archives|
|Scans the contents of more than a dozen archive types|
|Scans Bootcamp volumes|
|Turbo Mode technology for faster scans|
|Automatically scans files downloaded by web browsers|
|Automatically scans all files received by all email clients|
|Automatically scans all files received via instant messaging clients|
|Automatically scans all files received by file transfer software (FTP, P2P)|
|Automatically scans all files copied from external media|
|Automatically scans all files copied from network volumes or servers|
|Behavioral analysis of Mac OS X malware|
|Quarantine of infected files|
|Scans all user accounts and system files|
|Scans outgoing e-mails for malware|
|Full logs of all activity|
|Dashboard widgets with program and update status|
|Scans iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch for malware|
|Network Traffic Monitoring|
|Blocks network attacks|
|Powerful two-way firewall|
|Private data protection|
|Remote management possible for large installations|
|Frequency of malware definition updates|
|Works on Mac OS X 10.5 / 10.6 / 10.7 (Leopard, Snow Leopard and Lion)|
|Works on PowerPC / Intel based Macs|
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