Intego Launches Updated Mac Antivirus and Security Suite for Home



Everything has a downside. As Macs grab more market share, we’re beginning to see developers take the Mac more seriously (witness AutoCAD returning to the Mac after an 18-year absence, and the resurgence of Mac gaming). Unfortunately, Macs are also beginning to find themselves more often in the crosshairs of hackers and virus developers.

So it’s no surprise that there’s a flurry of activity on the antivirus front. In fact, one of the clearest signs that viruses have become a real danger for Macs is that Intego says they’ve revamped their line in order to make it less expensive and less technical, and more user-friendly for everyday Mac users.

Intego has gathered what they say are their three most useful tools into what they’re calling the Intego Mac Internet Security Premium 2013:

Intego VirusBarrier 2013 protects your files and important information from getting corrupted, stolen, or otherwise compromised by nasty malware and viruses.
Intego NetBarrier 2013 shields you from strangers and unknown applications trying to get into your Mac.
Identity Scrubber: Searches for sensitive identity information stored on your computer and protects or deletes it at your command.

Security Premium 2013 is on sale now for $53 (from $70) for one year. You can get just the VirusBarrier and NetBarrier (no Identity Scrubber) for $38.

Each title is available as a free trial, so you can check it out first.


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