Intego Virusbarrier x6 PPC Support Dropped

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by wobegong, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. wobegong, Jun 26, 2013
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    wobegong Guest

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    Bound to happen I guess but my Virusbarrier x6 subscription is up and after renewing on my MacbookPro it forces me to download the "free upgrade" to VirusBarrier 2013 which.......doesn't support PPC (a year subscription covers two macs).

    Now found an old x6 download on another site and will try to activate this with my serial on the Powermac and see if it lets me but just in case anyone else uses this, I liked this as it has its own firewall which being up to date I trusted more than the old 10.5 one...

    Update: It works fine with my serial input and isn't forcing me to upgrade on the PM :)

    Just FYI this also protects against known malicious sites, cookie filters, Ad Banners, Anti Phishing etc. across the system so if you use multiple browsers you can remove your ad blocks etc as they are now just duplicating effort. Anyway all is good for another year.
    Will post screenshots of the config screens to show you if anyone wants to see/is interested.
     
  2. MysticCow macrumors 6502a

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  3. Cox Orange macrumors 68000

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    Everytime I heard about anti-virus software for Macs, it had caused more problems than being a benefit. I never had a Mac virus of the 9 (or what number was it) that have ever been designed.
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    10.5's firewall isn't out of date. Just because the binary is an older version, doesn't mean it has security flaws. Firewalls in general don't go out of date as their design and purpose is so simple. Even a firewall made in 2000 for Windows 98 is still as effective as the firewall that comes with Windows 8. Anti virus protection for Macs, especially PowerPC ones, is overly useless. If any new malware is made for Macs, it won't run on PowerPC ones because of the architecture difference.
     
  5. G4TheWin macrumors member

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    Yes! My school pays for Mac virus protection for some reason, even though the commercial products just scan for Windows viruses, which won't run on the mac. IMO, if you have Flash and Java disabled you're pretty much okay if you run a PowerPC Mac.
     
  6. ihuman:D macrumors 6502a

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    And common sense.
     
  7. Nameci macrumors 68000

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    Virus what? I almost forgot that word when I have transitioned from Win to OSX.
     
  8. wobegong thread starter Guest

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    All the talk on virus for a mac (especially powerpc) being irrelevant is true which is why I wanted something that protects across platform for anti phishing, ad block, do not track etc which this gives you especially as with PPC you switch browsers so often - you don't have to load them with adblock etc. It also makes sure I don't pass on Windows virus infected files to my poor MS co-workers :)

    Re the firewall I'd just rather have one that is right up to date - in any case I have this for my laptop and it comes with a license for two installs anyway so...
     
  9. Intell macrumors P6

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    Instead of installing extra software that bogs down your machine just to block ads and phishing scams, just use a dns blocker like dnsmasq. Better yet, set up your router to use a locally based dnsmasq server and give your whole network the ability. The firewall included with it isn't more up to date. It's binary is just as old as Leopard's and likely not as powerful.
     

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