Intego Releases Update to VirusBarrier X5

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Intego announced an update to VirusBarrier X5 10.5.8 on Wednesday. VirusBarrier X5 adds new features, including the ability to scan files and applications on the iPhone and iPod touch in search of malware or files that indicate that exploits have compromised the devices.

This new version of the computer security program offers enhancements to the program’s logs, and improves performance for several of the program’s functions.

The update includes the following changes:

  • Logs now record more events: start and stop of real-time scanner, virus definition updates, and cancelled archive scans
  • Log entries can be copied to the clipboard, and can be deleted individually
  • A toolbar button in the log window allows users to reveal item logged
  • Logs can be filtered by type: Information, Warnings, and Threats
  • Malware are now logged in four classes: Virus, Backdoor, Trojan and Exploit
  • Increase in number of malware detected
  • Bug fixes and performance enhancements

VirusBarrier X5 10.5.8 is available as a free upgrade for all users of VirusBarrier X5, and is available for download via Intego’s automatic update tool.

 

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Comments

davebarnes

Who cares?
Call me when I really need an anti-virus package for Mac OS X.
One of the joys of leaving the Windows world 4 years ago was never having to worry about and purchase AV software.

Lee Dronick

Who cares?
Call me when I really need an anti-virus package for Mac OS X.
One of the joys of leaving the Windows world 4 years ago was never having to worry about and purchase AV software.

See this story over at CNET, he says that within 18 months Apple is going to recommend we use security software.

Hey Bryan, it seems I can’t code a URL into a post lately. Is that just me, or are others having that problem? I am using BBCode and not HTML.

[Edited by Stephen Swift: Cleaned up Link]

Stephen Swift

CNET Story: Apple is going to recommend we use security software.

Hey Harry, just tried encoding a url using the format [ url = http://my.url/ ] Text [ / url ]  Let’s see if it works.  I think in the new system, it requires the “Text” and closing url tag, where I believe in the old system it was optional.  There are also the formating buttons if you don’t want to remember the syntax.

Lee Dronick

Hey Harry, just tried encoding a url using the format [ url = http://my.url/ ] Text [ / url ]? Let?s see if it works.? I think in the new system, it requires the ?Text? and closing url tag, where I believe in the old system it was optional.? There are also the formating buttons if you don?t want to remember the syntax.

But I want to remember the syntax, and forget the sin tax that I frequently pay, I have been working on my coding skills. Anyway I am going to mess with it in a forum post where I can preview it.

MOSiX Man

Hmmm… I see two main options here:

1. Pay for a corporate antivirus software package that I’m only using to check files I might transfer to a Windows PC, and which will install all kinds of invasive files all over my Mac, making it a pain to remove when it stops working right or screws with something.

2. Use the free, simple and proven-reliable freeware (donationware) ClamXav.

ClamXav homepage

[Edited by Stephen Swift: Fixed URL]

MOSiX Man

Hmmm…

url = http://www.clamxav.com/ http://www.clamxav.com/ / url

Stephen Swift

MOSiX, yes I was demonstrating the tag with spaces, or else EE would try to render the tag.  Try the guided <a> button and see how it formats the url for you.

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