Intego (, the Macintosh security specialist, has released release of VirusBarrier X6 10.6.5, a free (to registered users) maintenance version its antivirus and anti- malware software for Mac OS X. It now scans iPads for malware and malicious files.

In addition to iPad compatibility, VirusBarrier X6 adds the following features:

° A new option allows users to submit URLs that are flagged as web threats or phishing sites to Intego for analysis;

° A contextual menu in the log allows users to add sites flagged as web threats or phishing sites to the Trusted Sites list;

° A button in the web threat and phishing alerts allows users to add sites to the Trusted Sites list;

° A button in the behavioral analysis alert allows users to trust an application;

° An “Always require a password to access the interface” checkbox has been added to the advanced preferences;

° A new advanced scan option allows users to skip Boot Camp volumes during malware scans.

VirusBarrier X6 provides protection from both malware and network threats. It includes full antivirus and anti-malware protection together with a two-way firewall, network protection, anti-phishing, anti-spyware features and more. The latest version includes threat-detection techniques, improved methods of detection, combined detection protocols, proactive behavioral analysis, and a range of defensive functions.

For new users, VirusBarrier X6 costs US$49.95 for a standard license that protects two Macs. Families with multiple Macs can buy five-Mac family packs for $69.95.

VirusBarrier X6 is compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6. It’s Universal Binary so runs natively on both PowerPC and Intel Macs.