VirusBarrier x6

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  1. AngelFir3 macrumors member

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    i installed VirusBarrier X6 and then after a few days it asked me if i wanted to allow changes to "port 80" i pushed no, not nowing what it was. NOW i cant get onto my safari or mac mail, please someone help me
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    I'd uninstall it and see if that fixes your problem. Antivirus software really isn't necessary, so there is no need to run it.
     
  3. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

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    Totally spot on, most Mac antivirus solutions cause more problems than they fix.
     
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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  5. wessew macrumors member

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    I had Virus Barrier installed and had to uninstall it. I found that it interferred with the ability of my two Apple TV's to sync. I tried numerous settings to little avail. As soon as I uninstalled it, there were no more issues with syncing. In addition, there was a signficant amount of time spent downloading and installing weekly updates, etc. You would think that the environment out there is virulent from the way the program acts. I do protect my Windows virtual machines systematically but we do not yet need this kind of protection for the Mac. Exercising good common sense and judgment with website and email attachments, I have never had a virus or malware issue with the Mac.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  7. Rodus macrumors 6502a

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    Uninstall it, you really dont need AV but if you are connecting to a business/school network that insists on anti-virus then use Clam Xav, it's very light and unobtrusive compared to anything else.
     
  8. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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  9. AngelFir3 thread starter macrumors member

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    VirusBarrier X6

    thank you guys, i did uninstall it and thats when it pissed about. i had to resort to reinstalling Mac OS X. i needed to do it anyway.

    i kinda have another question, coz i reinstalled OS X i lost everything (DER) well i mean like programs like DivX. i cant now play some films that are .MKV, please anyone can point me in the right direction please do so thank you again
     
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  11. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    While you may have had other reasons, here's no need to reinstall OS X simply to remove a program:

    To manually remove an application and all associated files
     
  12. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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    You can redownload the Divix player from their site.
     

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