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Old Sep 4, 2007, 11:06 AM   #1
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Can someone help me to remove Virus Barrier???

I had tried to install the stupid dumb program Virus Barrier, however i already uninstalled but i still can see it when i right click on file.... Virus Barrier X4. How can i remove that? pls advise.... tried been to the home folder to llok at the contextual but nothing is there.... help!!!
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Old Sep 4, 2007, 11:08 AM   #2
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Try looking in your hard drive's Library, at those Contextual Menu Items.
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Old Sep 4, 2007, 11:09 AM   #3
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Did you look in ~/Library/Contextual Menu Items?

How about /Library/Contextual Menu Items?
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Old Sep 4, 2007, 11:46 AM   #4
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Try looking in your hard drive's Library, at those Contextual Menu Items.
I did tried to look into the contextual menu items but there ain't a thing bout that virus barrier.... gosh!
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Old Sep 4, 2007, 11:49 AM   #5
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I did tried to look into the contextual menu items but there ain't a thing bout that virus barrier.... gosh!
There are two folders, one in the HD's library and one in the library in your user account, did you check both?
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Old Sep 4, 2007, 11:58 AM   #6
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There are two folders, one in the HD's library and one in the library in your user account, did you check both?
Yes i did... nothing found! ****....
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Old Sep 4, 2007, 12:05 PM   #7
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Have you tried restarting the computer?
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Old Sep 4, 2007, 12:12 PM   #8
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Have you tried restarting the computer?
in fact a couple of times rebooting.... what can i do???????
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in fact a couple of times rebooting.... what can i do???????
It's strange, it should be in one of the contextual menu items folders, the fact that it is not yet still shows up is very strange.

Have you tried using spotlight to find any files containing the name virus barrier?

You could also reinstall virus barrier and see if anything appears in contextual menu items then.

You could also try removing the finder's preference file, com.apple.finder.plist
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There are three relevant Contextual Menu Items folders; one for each Library. Give us a list of each folder's items so we can compare them to our own and tell you if perhaps it has been named something obscure.
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Old Sep 4, 2007, 11:49 PM   #11
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Did you search for Intego?
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Old Sep 4, 2007, 11:59 PM   #12
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There are three relevant Contextual Menu Items folders; one for each Library. Give us a list of each folder's items so we can compare them to our own and tell you if perhaps it has been named something obscure.
I've got nothing more that toast cm, stuffit cm, automator, fold action, graphic converter, spotlight.... that's all i can see....
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Are you sure? Over the three separate folders?
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Old Sep 5, 2007, 12:42 AM   #14
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Are you sure? Over the three separate folders?
I'm pretty sure...
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Old Sep 5, 2007, 12:49 AM   #15
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Okay, and have you followed handsome ol' bousozoku's advice and searched for Intego? Following that, maybe try rebuilding your LaunchServices database.
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Any change there are "hidden" files in the Contextual Menu Items folders?
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Old Sep 8, 2007, 09:36 PM   #17
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Removing Intego Virus Barrier

I also had this problem with the Virus Barrier software. You can't just drag it to the Trash to get rid of it. The only thing that worked for me was to download the software again (had to go thru the whole darn registration process to get another link to the site). When you click on the desktop icon, as if installing the program again, an option comes up to uninstall.

This took care of the problem for me.
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Old Sep 14, 2007, 01:00 PM   #18
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I also had this problem with the Virus Barrier software. You can't just drag it to the Trash to get rid of it. The only thing that worked for me was to download the software again (had to go thru the whole darn registration process to get another link to the site). When you click on the desktop icon, as if installing the program again, an option comes up to uninstall.

This took care of the problem for me.
Ok sure thanks... i did it...
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Old Jun 16, 2008, 03:26 PM   #19
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I know this is a really old thread but I had the same problem. The final solution was just to download the .dmg again, click the installer, and use uninstall.

I downloaded it from http://mac.majorgeeks.com/download5850.html

so i didn't have to register.
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Old Sep 4, 2008, 04:05 AM   #20
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macintoshxiii, I too had the same problem but this is what I did to fix it.

removed Virus Barrier (in applications)
removed Net update (in applications)

also what the other guys have said in there posts the Contextual Menu Items in the library and also system/library
VirusBarrierCM
also remove from start up on your user name you login with.

then do a restart, know notice you still have the castle in the tool bar, to get rid of this there is a folder in system/library called intego drag this folder to trash.

restart the the castle will be gone.
hope this works for you
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Old Apr 26, 2009, 09:15 AM   #21
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i found this on there site to get rid of it all. http://www.integodownload.com/mac/X/...ninstaller.dmg

hope that does the trick!
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Old Aug 6, 2009, 04:43 PM   #22
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Thanks 24davo. That did the trick for me
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Old Nov 15, 2009, 07:50 AM   #23
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Still problems...

Hello,

I have the same problem. After uninstalling this application, the items still appear in the context menu....

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Old Feb 17, 2010, 04:00 PM   #24
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oh my gosh, thank you so much, 24davo!! that really worked. I was a little wary about clicking on a link and opening that thing, but it worked like a dream. I've been trying to get rid of that crap for months!!!

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i found this on there site to get rid of it all. http://www.integodownload.com/mac/X/...ninstaller.dmg

hope that does the trick!
This really works!!

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Old Dec 30, 2010, 10:59 AM   #25
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Also found the Intego uninstaller very very helpful!

Curiosity killed the cat when I installed the antivirus when I was intrigued by it only to uninstall it immediately after because it slowed down my MB... a year later (that's today!) i did some cleaning on my mac and found out through the Activity Monitor that I still had virusbarriers running! And it was eating up so much of my MB's memory.. OMG.. I didn't even know it was still there all this time! *groan*
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