ntego VirusBarrier X4?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by nyprospect, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. nyprospect macrumors 6502

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    Hi.I would like your opinions on this product.I recently switched and im paranoid about viruses ans spyware .Would anyone buy this or does anyone have it.Thanks alot.
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    My opinion stay the hell away from that specific program.
     
  3. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    There is no real need for anti-virus on a Mac, certainly not worth spending money on. Use ClamXav, which is free, if you are paranoid.
     
  4. nyprospect thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow thanks for the heads up.I'll be staying the hell away.
     
  5. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    I certainly don't agree, its better than the other options, and I've tried a fair few of them Clam XAV, Norton (well my Dad) and Sophos.

    Why?
     
  6. nemex macrumors regular

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  7. Bern macrumors 68000

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    Why?
     
  8. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    Bump.

    I'm curious, too, about why you should stay away from VirusBarrier. I'm looking at getting it for my company. I need something very simple/automated to use, and it seems like a good option.
     
  9. wightstraker macrumors regular

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    I've had terrible experiences with Intego X4. First of all, you have to pay for it, so when my trial ran out I tried to uninstall it. I ran their included uninstaller but it didn't work, if left a stupid item in my menu bar even though the app itself was gone. I contacted support but they never replied. I finally had to dig around my Library to find the offending menu item and get rid of it.

    Not worth the cost or effort.
     
  10. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    But how well did it work when it was installed? Paying for it isn't the problem. I'm just wondering if it works well.
     
  11. wightstraker macrumors regular

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    Installed it worked fine, if not a little bloated. I would take my bad experience with the developer as a warning sign, though.

    Features did not perform as advertised:
    And tech support was nonexistent:
    That doesn't seem like a healthy combination.
     
  12. billmister macrumors 6502

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    Isn't there pages of info on this topic on this forum?
     
  13. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    Possibly. I did a search, found this topic, and brought it back from the dead. But I should check some older threads, too.
     

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