Intego VirusBarrier Scanner is a free on-demand anti-virus and anti-malware tool for Mac. It's made by Mac experts based on the powerful Mac anti-malware scanning engine found in the award-winning VirusBarrier X9 and scans your Mac quickly and with a light footprint.
With Intego VirusBarrier Scanner, you can choose between automatic scanning on a periodic basis or request a scan on-demand. You can also manually scan a specific location on your Mac or choose between two pre-set scan types. Maximum protection allows you to easily scan all files on your Mac which belong to you, while essential protection scans just the locations where malware is commonly found.
Key features include:
- Simple to use.
- Detects Mac and Windows malware to prevent your Mac from acting as a carrier.
- Automatic virus definition updates prior to scans.
- Automatic or on-demand malware scans.
- Scans for viruses in emails for popular clients.
- Quarantine or delete dangerous files.
Intego VirusBarrier Scanner keeps your Mac free of malware, including Mac, Windows and Unix viruses, Microsoft word and Excel macro viruses, Trojan horses, worms, spyware, adware, hacking tools, dialers, keyloggers, and fake security programs. It quickly conducts file scans with a light footprint and can scan for viruses in emails for popular email clients, and you can also mark trusted folders to speed up scan time.
Overall, Intego VirusBarrier Scanner provides some features of the award-winning VirusBarrier X9 anti-malware scanning engine and anti-virus software for Mac, for free. Due to Mac App Store limitations, it is unable to perform real-time malware scanning. Instead, it conducts on-demand or periodic scans of your chosen files and popular email clients and allows you to quarantine or delete dangerous files that are found.