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Based in Seattle, Washington, and founded in 1997, Intego produces software to combat viruses, malware and other harmful invaders from causing havoc to people’s computers. The company touts itself as being “the only company focusing solely on security for Macs and other Apple products.” The company’s software is also intended to give people a safer experiencing surfing and conducting work and business on the Internet.
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Intego offers a full range of products, not merely one software solution. Based on their needs and preferences, customers have the ability to choose from among six products, each engineered to provide some level of protection to the person's computer or device. Regardless of the issue you're having with your Mac, Intego will have a solution. You won't be disappointed with the selection. If malware detection and protection is your primary concern, Intego's software is one of your best bets in the industry. You'll be hard-pressed to find something better among the competitors in this regard. Within four of the six products is a feature called Virus Barrier X8. This handy tool runs scans automatically, even in the event you're not there in front of your computer. It will even run if another user is at the controls. And, if malware is found, you'll be notified by email that viruses have been detected. Another exciting feature that customers love is Net Barrier X8, an addition that comes with four of Intego's software solutions. Net Barrier X8 sets out to block suspicious applications from gaining access to your Mac, and it does so quite effectively. Downloading the software is a simple, painless process. All it takes is the click of a few buttons and entering the product code. You'll be off and running without any trouble in no time. Intego takes the frustration out of what sometimes can be an annoying process. Intego's software will scan all files on computer as you use them, and it does so in the background, so you won't be disturbed and so you can continue with your work. And here's another plus: Intego's software has little or no effect on the speed of your computer. You can run the virus scans, and your computer will run as fast as it does normally.
There isn't much to nitpick on with Intego. The software does eat up a lot of space-1.5GB of hard drive space to be exact. Also, the software is not available on the Apple App Store.
Intego's software costs at least $39.99, which is a little steeper than most. There is, however, a free trial that customers can consider.
The only other negative aspect of Intego that was found is that the software does not have a web-scanning component
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