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Keep your Mac safe with a powerful software bundle (up to 70% off!)

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Your Mac is a mighty machine, but in some ways it’s got some pretty human problems. That includes getting messy and catching a bug. The occasional spring cleaning or malware scan are well and good, but what you really want is a complete toolkit that covers everything.

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Your Mac needs a checkup from the neck up, to use the technical term. Lucky for you, Intego’s premium bundles of apps for Mac are deeply discounted right now. Check out some of the helpful tools in the bundles below.

How to use a great Mac VPN for privacy and streaming

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Get a quality VPN for privacy and streaming on your Mac.
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What’s the best VPN to use on a Mac, and how do you use a VPN for data privacy? With Intego Privacy Protection, you can instantly connect to servers all around the world, including ones specially optimized for streaming. This advanced VPN comes with plenty of options for keeping your data secure and private.

You can set it to automatically open when you start your Mac, so you don’t have to worry about forgetting to launch it. Intego’s international servers, which are optimized for streaming services, worked perfectly in my testing. I’ll show you how to get started with one of the best VPNs for Mac.

Remove duplicate files and clean up your Mac with Washing Machine X9

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Getting rid of unnecessary files will speed up your Mac. And this software makes it easy.
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It’s almost time for spring cleaning — and that can and should include tidying up your Mac’s files. If you want to do the job right, try professional software like Mac Washing Machine X9 from Intego’s robust software suite.

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Read more about the software — and how to get a great deal on it — below. It’ll get rid of unneeded files and have your Mac running like a champ in no time.

’CrescentCore’ malware attacks your Mac, evades antivirus tools

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Security researches have discovered new malware that targets macOS users and evades popular antivirus tools.

“CrescentCore” is distributed as a DMG package that’s disguised as Adobe Flash Player. It can now be found on multiple websites — one of which is “a high-ranking Google search result,” according to Intego.

Intego Washing Machine: The Only Mac Cleaner You’ll Ever Need [Deals]

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Want to boost your Mac’s performance? The latest offer from Cult of Mac Deals will help you clean it, oganize it, and a\make it faster…and all at a fraction of the regular price.

Intego Washing Machine makes it easy to get rid of the junk that’s making your Mac slow – duplicate files and old programs you never use. Plus, it enables you to automatically organize things so both you and your Mac operate more efficiently. And Cult of Mac Deals has Washing Machine for just $19.99 – a savings of 33%!

WashingMachine Cleans The Old Files Out Of Your Mac

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You’d have a hard time forcing me to remove the fantastic Gemini duplicate removal tool from my Macs, but that’s not to say I don’t like to have a little fling now and then (in fact, I regularly two-time Gemini with Daisy Disk, another great app for seeing what’s taking up space on your hard drive or SSD). And that fling might just be with Intego’s WashingMachine 2014, another duplicate finder app which adds in some distinctly different features.

Get One Year of Digital Security With The Mac Premium Security Bundle [Deals]

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Seasoned Mac users know that their computers aren’t immune to malware, viruses, and other privacy violators. But new Mac users may still be hearing the old myth that Macs are immune to the evils of the Internet.

This Cult of Mac Deals offer aims to help out both the new and seasoned Mac user with one year of digital security with The Mac Premium Security Bundle. We’ve got it available for only $49.99 for a limited time – a savings of 64%!

Intego Launches Updated Mac Antivirus and Security Suite for Home

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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.

Ending Tonight! Get Parallels 8 Plus Four More Apps for $59 [Deals]

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Our Macs are pretty amazing machines on their own. The handle almost anything we throw at them with grace, elegance, and power. But there are some things it just can’t do out of the box. (Like run Windows, for example.)

The Mac Utility Bundle is one of our recent Cult of Mac Deals offers that adds a whole new layer – and level – of utility to your Mac…and at a fraction of what it would usually cost. We’re talking only $59.99 for 5 tremendously useful applications – which is a whopping 75% off the regular price!

Cyber Monday Special: The Two Best Mac Bundles On The Planet [Deals]

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Black Friday was just the beginning. Now that Cyber Monday has arrived, there’s plenty to offer our readers here at Cult of Mac. Most notably, we’ve got a pair of killer Cult of Mac Deals offers lined up for you that will net you a whole slew of value for under $100!

To celebrate Cyber Monday, we’re offering two great bundles – The iStack Mac Bundle and The Mac Utility Bundle – that on their own are standout sales – but together they are perhaps the best deal we’ve ever offered.

These Mac Utilities And Enterprise Tools Are Ready To Roll With Mountain Lion

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Some Mac security and Mac management tools already support Mountain Lion, but there are many that haven't gotten their yet.
Some Mac security and Mac management tools already support Mountain Lion, but there are many that haven't gotten their yet.

Many Mountain Lion apps will function normally under Mountain Lion, but many won’t. Of particuar concern are the various utilities that help keep Mac systems secure, scan for viruses and malware, integrate with enterprise systems in businesses and schools, and dianose and repair problems.

These tools often require much deeper integration with OS X than other apps. That means that developers need to ensure they function as intended and don’t damage any documents, files, OS X system components, or other apps. That can sometimes delay releases of key utilities.

Here’s a list of Mac utilities and enterprise tools that have confirmed Mountain Lion Compatibility

Mac & iOS In Business Expos Coming To Toronto And Orlando This Fall

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i.Business Expo offers Mac and iOS business advice and networking.

After the insanely fast sellout of tickets for Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, which kicks off in a couple of weeks, we profiled a range of other events for Mac and iOS developers and for IT professionals who support and/or manage Apple’s desktop and mobile platforms.

While these events are great for developers and IT pros, they focus on the underlying technologies of OS X and iOS more than on how companies and other organizations can implement and leverage Macs, iPhones, and iPads in various businesses and industries. For that, there’s the i.Business Expo, a series of events focused on using Apple technologies to both improve business workflows and for customer/client engagement.

Five Major Lessons IT Needs To Learn From The Flashback Fiasco

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Flashback threat may be fading, but companies shouldn't get complacent about Mac malware
Flashback threat may be fading, but companies shouldn't get complacent about Mac malware

With the number of Flashback-infected Macs dwindling more each day and Apple’s release of software updates that can both clean an infected Mac and prevent infection or reinfection, it’s easy for IT departments and individual Mac users to think that the crisis has passed. That doesn’t mean that it’s time to forget about the issue of malware targeting Macs, however. In fact, the entire event has been a wakeup call to IT and security professionals as well as to the wider Mac community – Macs are not invincible.

When reflecting on the Flashback events of the past couple of weeks, there are five major themes or lessons for businesses and IT department to consider when it comes to supporting Macs going forward.

‘Flashback.G’ Trojan Is Infecting Macs With Older Java Runtime Software To Steal Your Personal Data

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Intego, the company behind the popular VirusBarrier security software for the Mac, has uncovered a new trojan horse called ‘Flashback.G’ that infects Macs running older versions of Java Runtime. The software installs itself on your system without your acknowledgement when you visit a malicious webpage, then it will record usernames and passwords for sites like Google, eBay, PayPal, and more.

Only 12 Hours Left On Our Discounted Deal For Internet Security Barrier X6 [Deals]

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There are only 12 hours left on the Mac Security suite, Internet Security Barrier X6 brought to you by Deals.CultofMac.

Mac usage has soared, and now hackers are targeting our brushed aluminum devices too. You’ve got your trojan viruses, macro worms, malware programs, and let’s not forget the good ol’ polymorphic virus! Another day in the Mac Jungle equals another chance of a cyber-thug trying to break down your stack with viruses, malware, worms, and trojans.

We’re very excited for the opportunity to offer you the best-in-breed virus protection software for Macs. Please do your homework: look it up, do a Google search – you’ll see that everyone says the same thing: “Internet Security Bundle X6 from Intego (which comes with a total of 5 virus-busting apps including the award-winning Virus Barrier X6) is the best virus protection for Mac. Period.”

Win A Free Copy of Internet Security Barrier X6 [Cult of Mac Giveaway]

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Last week we announced another stellar Cult of Mac Deal – 40% off of the $79 Internet Security Barrier X6 suite of Mac Apps. We wrangled two free copies for our loyal Cult of Mac readers which are up for grabs during this weekend’s Deals giveaway! This contest will run from today till Tuesday, November 29th at 9AM PST. The rules for entering are incredibly simple; here’s what you got to do to enter.

Safari Users Targeted By New ‘MACDefender’ Malware Software on Mac OS X

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A new malware threat called ‘MACDefender’ is targeting Mac OS X users browsing the web using Apple’s Safari browser. The software automatically downloads a file through JavaScript, but users must first agree to install the software, making the potential threat a low risk to careful users.

The malicious software was highlighted on Monday by Intego – the company behind the VirusBarrier X6 antivirus software for Mac – after Apple Support Community users started reporting the threat. Intego say the software prompts users to download a compressed ZIP archive after clicking on a dodgy link in their search engines. The file is then decompressed and begins installing MACDefender on the system.

Two New Trojans Want To Take Over Your Mac

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This just in: two security companies who make their money selling anti-malware software and/or consultancy services for the Mac platform say that two new Trojans are in the OS X wild. Luckily, though, you’re only really at risk if you’re not thinking too hard about what you’re doing on your machine.