Got anything important on your Mac? Photos from your trip, maybe? Your ever-expanding music collection? An important report you’ve been working on for days that needs to get turned in tomorrow? No matter what’s on your computer, it’s important to you. And it makes sense to protect that important stuff and scan your Mac for viruses and malware, network threats, strangers, and suspicious programs intent on stealing or corrupting it.
You’ve made the decision to protect your computer and are looking for some free Mac antivirus to test because you want to make sure that you find the best software possible before you commit to buying. Intego has a range of products designed to protect your and your family with real-time scanning for viruses and other threats, and each one offers a free 30-day trial. Download the free software that feels like the best fit, take our Mac antivirus scanner for a spin, and then decide if it’s right for you. Privacy and security and more important than ever before. Not only is Mac malware on the rise, network attacks are growing in numbers, making you vulnerable every time you step outside with your computer. Intego Mac Internet Security X9 comes with our two most powerful Mac security products: our award-winning Mac antivirus software, Intego VirusBarrier, to detect and eradicate all viruses and other types of malware, as well as our two-way Mac firewall software, Intego NetBarrier, to stop network attacks and prevent strangers and untrusted applications from accessing your Mac. It’s simple to use, and with regularly updated filters, it’ll always keep you a step ahead of the bad guys.
Posted on July 3rd, 2020 by Kirk McElhearn
New malware targeting the Mac was discovered this week; it’s a hybrid ransomware-wiper-spyware, but you don’t need to worry if you don’t download pirated software. We also discuss how a journalist’s iPhone was hacked by him visiting a website, look at issues with the TikTok app on iOS, and look at how Google is now auto-deleting new user history after 18 months.
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Intego has always been a brand that’s closely associated with the Mac.
We launched our first antivirus product for Macintosh in 1997; back then it was called Rival, rather than VirusBarrier, and the operating system of the day was Mac OS 8.
At Intego, we love Apple products, and we enjoy the opportunity to make them even better by developing the best tools to enhance Apple users’ security, privacy, and productivity.
Given our passion for Apple, it might come as a surprise to some that we’re launching a new product: Intego Antivirus for Windows. Let’s talk about that!
While the Mac is targeted by greater quantities of malware each year, Microsoft Windows has dealt with a constant barrage of malware since time immemorial. Among desktop operating systems, Windows makes up roughly 78 to 87% of the market, depending on whether you prefer data from StatCounter or NetMarketShare—so Windows remains a huge target for cybercriminals.
Of course, it’s not really as simple as “I’m a Mac” and “I’m a PC.” Many people who use Macs are also Windows users.
Many of us run Windows on our Macs, either through Apple’s Boot Camp or through a virtual machine environment like Parallels Desktop, VMware Fusion, or Oracle VM VirtualBox. And many others of us use Macs, but also have a separate Windows PC.
Still others love and trust the Intego brand, and have wished they could recommend it to Windows-using friends, relatives, and colleagues. Wish no more
Just to make sure there’s no confusion: Intego’s identity isn’t changing; we’re still the rebels in the industry who actually put the Mac first, rather than leaving it as an afterthought. That isn’t changing. This blog will still be The Mac Security Blog, and we’ll still have the weekly Intego Mac Podcast.
The only thing that’s changed is that we have one new product in our product line, and it happens to be a Windows product. You’ve come to trust the Intego brand to protect your Mac, and now you can trust it to protect your Windows PC or VM as well.
About Joshua Long
Joshua Long (@theJoshMeister), Intego's Chief Security Analyst, is a renowned security researcher and writer. Josh has a master's degree in IT concentrating in Internet Security and has taken doctorate-level coursework in Information Security. Apple has publicly acknowledged Josh for discovering an Apple ID authentication vulnerability. Josh's security research has been featured by many fine publications such as CNET, CBS News, ZDNet UK, Lifehacker, CIO, Macworld, The Register, and MacTech Magazine. Look for more of Josh's articles at security.thejoshmeister.com and follow him on Twitter.