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VirusBarrier Scanner (FREE)

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Free on-demand anti-virus and malware protection for your Mac.

  • Antivirus for Mac to shield against macOS and Windows malware
  • Automatic virus definition updates prior to scans
  • Run automatic daily scans or manually select locations to scan
  • Quarantine or delete malicious files


Free antivirus and malware protection for your Mac

Made by the Mac experts at Intego, VirusBarrier Scanner is a free antivirus and malware removal tool for Mac. Choose between maximum protection to easily scan all files on your Mac which belong to you, or essential protection to scan locations where malware is commonly found. Or manually scan a specific location such as your own document folders.

Intego VirusBarrier Scanner is based on the original Mac anti-malware scanning engine found in VirusBarrier. It can scan your computer on a periodic basis or when you request to perform a scan. To scan all files on your Mac in real-time and additional layers of protection, try Mac Internet Security X9, or choose Mac Premium Bundle for the most comprehensive Intego security suite of products.

Product Details

VirusBarrier Scanner Details

    • Keeps your computer free of malware such as Mac viruses, Windows viruses, Unix viruses, Microsoft Word and Excel macro viruses, Trojan horses, worms, spyware, adware, hacking tools, dialers, keyloggers, and scareware (fake security programs)
    • Detects Windows malware to prevent your Mac from acting as a carrier
    • Scans for malware automatically or on-demand in all available locations
    • Finds malware contained in archive files
    • Scans for viruses in emails for popular email clients
    • Scans external mounted drives
    • Flexible options for handling malware including repair, quarantine or address on a case-by-case basis
    • Mark trusted folders to speed up scans
    • High-performance antivirus quickly scans with a light footprint
    • Due to limitations imposed by the Mac App Store, this app cannot perform real-time malware scanning where the malware scanner is constantly watching for new files or changes to files. It is only able to scan your computer on a periodic basis or when requested to scan by the user
    • Scanning is limited to locations on your computer to which you grant access

System Requirements

Operating System Supported

  • Mac OS X 10.10 or higher

Minimum Hardware Requirements

  • Any officially-supported Mac OS X or macOS compatible computer
  • 500MB available hard disk space
  • Internet connection required for Malware Definitions updates


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Product Comparison

VirusBarrier Scanner

Mac Internet Security X9

ContentBarrier Secure X9

Mac Washing Machine Secure X9
Mac Security
Real-time malware protection with automatic scans
Anti-phishing to protect sensitive personal information
Full system scan of all files on your Mac
Protects against malware, viruses, worms, Trojan horses, spyware, and rootkits
Protects against both Mac and PC malware
Dual protection version for customers who use Windows and Macs
Scans iOS devices for malware
Scans external devices for malware
Protects against network attacks and unknown devices via a sophisticated firewall
Protects against suspicious applications
Mac Performance
Increases performance by reclaiming disk space
Monitors application bandwidth
Backs up your essential files and data
Synchronizes files between two Macs for updating
Creates a bootable backup on an external hard drive
Clears caches to save space on your Mac
Eliminates unnecessary system files
Finds and removes duplicate files
Organizes desktop files
Organizes dock for frequently used applications
Creates smart folders for quick access to your most important files
Privacy & Identity Protection
Blocks rogue applications from accessing the network
Blocks applications from accessing specific domains
Parental Control
Blocks or filters objectionable web content
Time of day restrictions on network access
Monitors/blocks chats
Monitors/restricts applications
Provides chat and web history
Records screenshots and keystrokes
Blocks inappropriate emails
Blocks peer-to-peer activity
Offers remote Web Admin Console access
Custom user configuration allows you to tailor different accounts for each user
Convenience & Support
Built specifically for the Mac by Mac experts
Clean, easy-to-use interface
Free technical support
Automatic updates for protection against the latest threats, so you always stay secure

Do you need more layers of protection for your Mac?

Try Mac Internet Security X9!

Mac Internet Security X9 features two of our best-selling security products that protect your Mac against malware and network attacks: Intego VirusBarrier X9 and Intego NetBarrier X9. Together they ensure your Mac is always protected against malware, strangers, and unknown applications trying to get in and contain:

  • Antivirus for Mac to shield against OS X and Windows malware
  • Two-way Mac firewall with location-aware network protection
  • Anti-phishing to protect sensitive personal information
  • Real-time protection with automatic scans
  • Enhances system performance while scanning with low priority scan setting
  • Easy set up and configuration for non-technical users

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