Welcome to VirusBarrier X6

About Intego VirusBarrier X6

VirusBarrier X6 is much more than just an antivirus. It's the only antivirus program for Mac that includes full anti-malware protection as well as a firewall and network-protection features. No other antivirus for Mac includes as many features as VirusBarrier X6.

While viruses, Trojan horses, worms and other forms of malware are a constant threat to computers of all kinds, cyber-criminals are turning to new techniques to infect and control your Mac. These new threats come silently, with little warning, over the Internet: in many cases, simply visiting a booby-trapped web page can compromise your Mac. Focusing on malware or network attacks alone is no longer sufficient to protect Macs from the dangers of the Internet. For this reason, Intego has decided to integrate the functions of its acclaimed VirusBarrier antivirus and NetBarrier personal firewall programs into a single application, optimized to manage the combined attacks that are increasingly common.

VirusBarrier X6, the latest version of Intego's network and malware security program, includes the many defenses that have protected Macs for more than ten years in earlier versions of VirusBarrier and NetBarrier, but adds much more. With multiple threat-detection techniques, improved methods of detection, combined detection protocols, proactive behavioral analysis, and a full range of defensive functions, VirusBarrier X6 protects Macs from all known network-based threats, as well as all known malware.

VirusBarrier X6 detects and eradicates:

Today's attacks include Trojan horses, cross-site scripting, spyware, clickjacking, phishing, poisoned JavaScript, malicious Java applets and much more. No longer do hackers create viruses just for the thrill of seeing computers getting infected. Cyber-criminals are in it for the money, and use their attacks to hijack infected Macs' DNS settings to send them to bogus web sites and harvest their passwords or credit card numbers. They create botnets, networks of infected computers, which respond to their controls to send out spam or attack other computers. They install rootkits to provide remote access to an infected computer, so they can steal passwords or other personal information. Or they create exploits that take advantage of vulnerabilities in Mac OS X, or in certain software it uses (Flash Player, QuickTime, PHP, Apache, etc.), to take over your Mac.

VirusBarrier X6 protects Macs from network intrusions by constantly filtering all the activity that enters and leaves through the Internet or a network. VirusBarrier X6 protects Macs from thieves, hackers and intruders, and warns users automatically if any suspicious activity occurs.

VirusBarrier X6 protects Macs from:

By combining the features of VirusBarrier and NetBarrier into a single program, Intego makes it easier for Mac users to protect themselves from all types of threats and attacks.


System Requirements

Installing Intego VirusBarrier X6

For information on installing and serializing Intego VirusBarrier X6, see the Intego Getting Started Manual.

Updating VirusBarrier X6 and Virus Definitions

Intego VirusBarrier X6 uses Intego NetUpdate, which is installed with the program, to provide updates to the program's filters and virus definitions, as well as to the program itself. For information on using NetUpdate, see the Intego Getting Started Manual.

About Your Copy of Intego VirusBarrier X6

To get information about your copy of VirusBarrier X6, choose VirusBarrier X6 > About VirusBarrier X6. It gives information about Intego VirusBarrier X6, such as the version number, your support number (a number you will need for technical support), and a clickable link to send e-mail to Intego's support department.

Technical support

Technical support is available for registered purchasers of Intego products with valid subscriptions from the Intego Support page.

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