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I’ve always been asked this question, “Is it true that Macs never get infected by viruses?” Honestly, I’ve always responded with a resounding, “Yes*”

Oh, noticed the asterisk, did you? Actually, if you work in a mixed environment with Windows and Macs, chances are, you will come across some malware: scareware, keyloggers, spyware, the works. Macs may or may not be exploited by these malware but it’s always a good choice to stop them in their tracks.

Intego’s VirusBarrier X6 is a great tool to help monitor your system and prevent such infections. We have 10 licenses worth £480 to give away. Each copy offers coverage on up to 2 Macs for the duration of 1 year.


It’s relatively lightweight and does about everything you would expect an anti-virus software do: real-time scanning, on demand scans, file quarantine, repairs infected files, blocks virus execution, scan compressed files and archives, ands automatic scans of mounted volumes.

Network Monitoring tools help to monitor bandwidth (mis)use by certain applications.

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Personal Firewall features allow you to carefully examine all established connections, ports and protocols.

How do I win a copy?

All you need to do is;

Join our Facebook page by clicking on the Become a fan button below.

If you can’t see the fanbox above, click on this link.

To seal the deal, click on the Facebook Share button below the article to spread the news to your friends. Then in comments section, post a link to your Facebook profile (be sure to enter your real email address so that we can contact you if you win!). Existing fans only need to share the article and post a link to their Facebook profile in the comments.

This giveaway ends tomorrow, just before the next one starts. Between now and then, you can share this post or comment as many times as you want! The more you interact, the higher your chances of winning.

Let the giveaway begin! Have fun!


MakeUseOf would like to thank Intego for their generosity while participating in this giveaway. Interesting in sponsoring? We’d love to hear from you. Get in touch with us via email.

  1. Kathleen Sibley
    March 8, 2010 at 6:07 am

    Awesome. I will spread the word!

  2. Andreas Lehmann
    March 3, 2010 at 12:30 pm
  3. Andreas Lehmann
    March 3, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    http://www.facebook.com/profil...

    Nice Giveaway!!

  4. Tracy Bohan
    March 3, 2010 at 11:14 am

    I got one! Thanks!

  5. Sarah Ringelberg
    March 3, 2010 at 11:00 am
  6. Sarah Ringelberg
    March 3, 2010 at 8:00 pm
  7. John St.Clair
    March 3, 2010 at 9:05 am
  8. pjbwilson
    March 3, 2010 at 9:00 am
  9. Nancy
    March 3, 2010 at 8:37 am
  10. Reuben Urias
    March 3, 2010 at 8:24 am

    Are we there yet?? Are we there yet?? Are we there yet??

  11. Low Bi Hong
    March 3, 2010 at 8:22 am

    http://www.facebook.com/bihong. Looking forward for other give away too :)

  12. Tony Reilly
    March 3, 2010 at 8:13 am

    Shared and Shared... :)

  13. John St.Clair
    March 3, 2010 at 6:05 pm
  14. pjbwilson
    March 3, 2010 at 6:00 pm
  15. Viivi
    March 3, 2010 at 7:49 am

    Shared!

  16. Low Bi Hong
    March 3, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    http://www.facebook.com/bihong... Looking forward for other give away too :)

  17. Andreas Lehmann
    March 3, 2010 at 7:17 am
  18. Jay
    March 3, 2010 at 7:05 am

    Wonderful giveaway. Lets see who wins.
    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?ref=profile&id=822996669

  19. Deborah Winarski
    March 3, 2010 at 6:49 am

    Okay. Worth a try.

  20. Vic Lindsay
    March 3, 2010 at 6:36 am
  21. Andreas Lehmann
    March 3, 2010 at 4:17 pm
  22. golfdoc
    March 3, 2010 at 5:58 am

    Forgot to add my facebook profile - http://www.facebook.com/chuckevans

    thanks AGAIN!!

  23. golfdoc
    March 3, 2010 at 5:57 am

    Love MUO and just got an iMac so I'd REALLY like this app...THANKS!

  24. Mohammed Amer
    March 3, 2010 at 5:52 am
  25. Vic Lindsay
    March 3, 2010 at 3:36 pm
  26. Claudiu
    March 3, 2010 at 5:30 am
  27. Julian
    March 3, 2010 at 3:00 pm
  28. golfdoc
    March 3, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    Forgot to add my facebook profile - http://www.facebook.com/chucke...

    thanks AGAIN!!

  29. Mohammed Amer
    March 3, 2010 at 2:52 pm
  30. Malur Narayan
    March 3, 2010 at 4:50 am

    http://www.facebook.com/malur

    Been a big fan of MUO for over 2 years now...

  31. Claudiu
    March 3, 2010 at 2:30 pm
  32. nafees khan
    March 3, 2010 at 4:15 am
  33. nawsher
    March 3, 2010 at 3:59 am
  34. Malur Narayan
    March 3, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    http://www.facebook.com/malur

    Been a big fan of MUO for over 2 years now...

  35. Jay
    March 3, 2010 at 1:48 pm
  36. nafees khan
    March 3, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    My facebook profle http://www.facebook.com/nafees...

  37. nawsher
    March 3, 2010 at 12:59 pm
  38. Arpan Marwah
    March 3, 2010 at 2:32 am
  39. Arpan Marwah
    March 3, 2010 at 2:31 am

    Yay

  40. Jay
    March 3, 2010 at 2:30 am
  41. Constantinos Kouloumbris
    March 3, 2010 at 1:40 am
  42. Arpan Marwah
    March 3, 2010 at 11:32 am
  43. FB
    March 3, 2010 at 12:48 am
  44. Constantinos Kouloumbris
    March 3, 2010 at 10:40 am
  45. Aditya Sharma
    March 3, 2010 at 12:13 am
  46. Matt Felock
    March 3, 2010 at 12:13 am
  47. Tracy Bohan
    March 3, 2010 at 12:09 am
  48. ænon1mus
    March 3, 2010 at 10:08 am

    No, but this giveaway does :)

  49. Kaal Dewar
    March 2, 2010 at 11:50 pm
  50. Amy
    March 2, 2010 at 11:24 pm
  51. BumpyClock
    March 3, 2010 at 9:13 am
  52. Kaal Dewar
    March 3, 2010 at 8:50 am
  53. NikkuShouri
    March 3, 2010 at 8:46 am
  54. Amy
    March 3, 2010 at 8:24 am
  55. magicentral
    March 2, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Really hoping for the win! http://www.facebook.com/magicentral

  56. magicentral
    March 2, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    I love my mac and would hate for anything to happen to it. Giveaways are great too!

  57. Gary_S
    March 2, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Lame - the world doesn't revolve around Facebook.

  58. Taryn Ng
    March 2, 2010 at 5:13 pm
  59. ansaru lawi
    March 2, 2010 at 3:29 pm
  60. lawiz
    March 2, 2010 at 3:28 pm
  61. alhasib
    March 2, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    Shared.
    I use the old version of Intego’s VirusBarrier and it works great but I would love to start using X6. From your screen-shots it looks like this version has way more features.

    http://www.facebook.com/alhasib

  62. Daw
    March 2, 2010 at 2:57 pm
  63. Lucas Portela
    March 2, 2010 at 2:46 pm
  64. Rohit
    March 2, 2010 at 2:34 pm
  65. ansaru lawi
    March 3, 2010 at 12:29 am
  66. lawiz
    March 3, 2010 at 12:28 am
  67. Reuben Urias
    March 2, 2010 at 2:21 pm
  68. alhasib
    March 3, 2010 at 12:17 am

    Shared.
    I use the old version of Intego’s VirusBarrier and it works great but I would love to start using X6. From your screen-shots it looks like this version has way more features.

    http://www.facebook.com/alhasi...

  69. Muneer
    March 2, 2010 at 2:05 pm
  70. Muneer
    March 2, 2010 at 2:05 pm
  71. Daw
    March 2, 2010 at 11:57 pm
  72. Rohit
    March 2, 2010 at 11:34 pm
  73. Reuben Urias
    March 2, 2010 at 11:21 pm
  74. Henry E Kielarowski
    March 2, 2010 at 1:06 pm
  75. Muneer
    March 2, 2010 at 11:05 pm
  76. Muneer
    March 2, 2010 at 11:05 pm
  77. Guinness Squirrel
    March 2, 2010 at 1:04 pm
  78. iPortable
    March 2, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    and what is with those who don't have facebook and doesn't want it :(

    • Jerry Chance
      March 3, 2010 at 9:30 am

      I agree wholeheartedly with iPortable. I adore visiting the Makeuseof website (every day!) but similarly I want absolutely NOTHING to do with Facebook. It is hazardous to one's personal security folks!

      Would love to enter your excellent competitions - is there an alternative method you can use through the website which would allow us all to have a go?

      Sincere thanks

      Love, Light and Peace
      JC

  79. Bruno Casarini
    March 2, 2010 at 12:29 pm
  80. armando mendonca
    March 2, 2010 at 12:28 pm
  81. velomac
    March 2, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    VirusBarrier X5 is installed on my iMac. So far, it hasn't caught any virii or malware, but I try to be safe anyway. I wonder what improvements X6 has over X5?

    • velomac
      March 2, 2010 at 2:03 pm

      http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000412520740

      Following up - According to Intego :
      "VirusBarrier X6 includes many major changes compared to the X5 version. Here’s some of what we’ve done to make VirusBarrier X6 the best Mac security program:

      New low price: customers told us they wanted lower prices; we made VirusBarrier X6 much less expensive than the X5 version.
      Standard license protects two Macs: many of our customers have both desktop and laptop Macs, and want to be able to use VirusBarrier on both computers. Our standard license now protects up to two Macs.
      Family savings: families with multiple Macs can now buy 5-Mac family packs for just a bit more than standard license to protect their entire family, offering the lowest cost per Mac for multi-Mac users.
      Integrated two-way firewall: an antivirus is no longer enough to protect Macs from the dangers of the Internet. We’ve added a powerful 2-way firewall to VirusBarrier X6, making it the only antivirus for Mac with comprehensive protection.
      Phishing protection: phishing is one of today’s most serious threats, where scammers attempt to fool users into giving up personal information on bogus web sites, and VirusBarrier X6 provides robust protection against this menace.
      Protection against all types of malware: with new threats, Mac users need new protection. VirusBarrier X6 protects against all types of viruses and malware, as well as network threats, phishing, spyware and much more. "

      System requirements - OS X 10.5 or 10.6.

  82. Henry E Kielarowski
    March 2, 2010 at 10:06 pm
  83. Guinness Squirrel
    March 2, 2010 at 10:04 pm
  84. Adrian
    March 2, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    ah proper link sorry about that

  85. Adrian
    March 2, 2010 at 11:59 am

    done and done :)

  86. Bruno Casarini
    March 2, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Shared!!
    My profile: http://www.facebook.com/brunoc...

  87. armando mendonca
    March 2, 2010 at 9:28 pm
  88. Jon Whittaker
    March 2, 2010 at 11:26 am

    i'm surprised no one has the shortened profile urls yet, but here's mine, give me that license!!

    http://www.facebook.com/sicembu

  89. Joe
    March 2, 2010 at 11:16 am
  90. 3dy
    March 2, 2010 at 10:28 am
  91. Jon Whittaker
    March 2, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    i'm surprised no one has the shortened profile urls yet, but here's mine, give me that license!!

    http://www.facebook.com/sicemb...

  92. Drew
    March 2, 2010 at 10:19 am

    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/profile.php?id=501750191

    I'm fairly new to my Mac but I've enjoyed every minute so far and can't wait to try some of the free softwares posted in the previous post. And who knows maybe I can win some good stuff too.

  93. 3dy
    March 2, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Done. My profile:
    http://www.facebook.com/profil...

  94. Drew
    March 2, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=l...

    I'm fairly new to my Mac but I've enjoyed every minute so far and can't wait to try some of the free softwares posted in the previous post. And who knows maybe I can win some good stuff too.

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