VirusBarrier: the new generation antivirus for Mac.
Intego, the leader in Internet security software for Macintosh, announces
the release of VirusBarrier 1.0, the new antivirus solution for Mac. This
new product is the perfect companion to NetBarrier, the first personal
firewall for Macintosh, which was presented at the 1999 Macworld Expo in
While the Internet is the leading source of information today, it is also
the main source of computer viruses. With the sharp increase in the use of
the Internet and other computer networks, Macintosh users receive more
files from unknown sources than ever before. VirusBarrier is the perfect
solution for Macintosh protection: it identifies, eradicates, and, above
all, stops viruses dead in their tracks.
Intego's new antivirus program contains many innovations:
- A user-friendly interface
Intego has focused on making VirusBarrier easy to use, and you can scan
your Macintosh, or any disk or volume, with just one click. Another unique
feature is verbal status messages.
- Constant monitoring of all of your Mac's access points (Internet,
CD-Roms, e-mail, networks...).
The number of viruses is increasing every day, and many different types of
viruses can attack your computer (polymorphic viruses, Trojan horses,
worms, macro viruses, etc.). Users need a high level of protection so they
can safely download files from the Internet, receive e-mails and share
documents across networks.
- Automatic update of virus definitions via the Internet Intego's NetUpdate
technology, included in VirusBarrier, allows users to automatically update
the program over the Internet. This key function is essential for an
antivirus program and allows users to have the latest protection.
The program can be set to check for new versions monthly, weekly and even
- Extremely fast file analysis
VirusBarrier was fully written in native PowerPC code. This optimizes file
analysis speed so that VirusBarrier does not slow down your computer.
- No false alarms
Intego has designed VirusBarrier to be non-intrusive. The program will not
set off annoying alerts that have nothing to do with real virus infection.
VirusBarrier is more reliable, since it does not worry you with useless
alerts and questions.
- Unique functions
VirusBarrier is the first antivirus for the Mac that can analyze and
disinfect open files, or files currently in use, providing an additional
level of protection.
The MSRP is $69.95 in the US and Euro 74,95 in Europe.
Intego http://www.intego.com is an i-security software company that
develops and sells Internet security solutions for the Mac. Its flagship
product, NetBarrier, presented at the 1999 Macworld Expo in New York, is
the first personal firewall for Mac OS. Intego has just extended its
"Barrier" line of products with VirusBarrier, an antivirus program. This
highly dynamic, privately-held company has its headquarters in France, and
a well-established American branch in Miami, Florida.