Intego antivirus tutorial

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Intego antivirus

Intego is the security utility software that offers business and home products for Mac device users to keep their machine and data protected. Creators are protecting macOS clients since 1997, and their experience in the industry helps developing software that has reliable protection optimization functions.

This program keeps devices free of malware,[1] browser-based threats, trojans, and even indicates online scams and sites that are based on phishing techniques and can lead to issues with the security, privacy or identity theft.[2] Intego package has applications that can provide users different levels of protection:

  • VirusBarrier;
  • NetBarrier;
  • ContentBarrier;
  • Personal Backup;
  • Washing Machine.

When you download the Mac Premium Bundle X9 you get the antivirus, anti-phishing, anti-spyware functions, firewall protection, and other content controls that block application, websites from accessing your personal information. In addition to that, cleaner functions speed up and organize your Mac device. The Personal Backup tool ensures that your data can get recovered when in need.[3]

You can download different packages from the developer and choose what features you need the most: security, parental controls, or cleanup. You can read more about all possible software options in the full Intego review.

Download and install of Intego antivirus – Mac Internet Security X9

Download the free trial version of the bundle from the official site of the software developers. You then, need to open the file, and it launches the process of installation. You will be prompted to log in as admin, so installation can happen, so do so. Once the Mac Premium Bundle interface opens choose the installation option by double-clicking the logo. Then, you will receive the message ensuring that the application is downloaded from the internet. Open the application and follow through.

  Intego Antivirus for MacMac Premium Bundle is the package that includes software for macOS protection and security. The application bundle then displays the title page and introduces you to the software you are going to install. After that, all license agreements should appear on the screen, and you get to see the list of programs included in the security bundle. 

Licence agreementsAs for every software, when installing Intego application you need to read and agree to all the features of developers and their products. You can de-select any of the features if you feel that you don't need some of them and follow the further steps.  

Installation optionsYou can control which features to install if you don't need particular application ou of the bunch. The window changes and finally informs about the size of the software and how much space is needed before loading the installation. Then you put in your information, login to the admin account and email, and can see the installation process running.

Installation securityYou may get to allow various functions or changes when installing software.  

Once the installation is successful you need to restart the device and let the operating system put all the things back in their places.

Restart after the InstallThe important thing after such software installation is rebooting the machine fully after, so all the features can be launched properly.  

Intego antivirus functions and features

Once the machine is rebooted, you can locate the Intego folder and all the features of the software. These functions are easy to access, you can choose each application and select the free trial or enter the license key if you have that for the paid version. Then you can lunch a particular function.  

Application folderIntego folder with all the functions separately is added in the Applications folder on your macOS. Each of the features may ask to enable some function on the system to run needed checks or enable functions. So do as the software suggests. To launch the application you only need to double-click the icon in the Intego folder and follow the steps or expand the options by clicking on the tower logo at the top of your taskbar on the right corner, where all the notifications come from.

Using the main Intego Antivur functions


This is pretty much parental control feature that blocks gambling, adult content, and websites that fall into the category of material that is not safe for children. You can set up particular lists of approved sites and the ones that kids cannot access at all. This is a content filter that you manage. User profiles can particular controls and customizable protection, managing. Limits of internet use and anti-predator chat monitoring are also included in the features of this application. 

ContentBarrierThis is the feature allowing particular controls for the material that you or your children can access.  


Network protection functions for home and business. This application manages the firewall and incoming and outgoing network connections. The activity monitoring and anti-spyware measures also rely on location-aware network protection. Settings are easy, you need to choose the particular preferences and keep the Intego NetBarrier provide all the security measures. This is a protection feature that you can use to decide what is allowed and what is not to ensure that malicious content exposure is at the minimum.

NetBarrierThe function that keeps your incoming and outgoing connections protected - NetBarrier allows full customization with multiple functions.  


The application feature allows choosing the protection level and you can decide the coverage. Standard is recommended because it includes the basic malware detection features. Default protection options provide real-time scanning and watch your device, protect from malware access and ensures that the OS is virus-free. Every file that is created, copied, modified or saved gets scanned to ensure that it is not malicious or affected by scripts and codes, direct criminals and dangerous actors.

Antivirus applicationChoosing the protection option can ensure that the basic detection engine is running occasionally to keep the machine safe and virus-free. You can launch the particular scan on folders, files, programs or the full system by going through the VirusBarrier Overview screen. Choosing to Quick scan the computer or perform a Full scan provides you the option to thoroughly check parts or the whole machine and ensure that nothing is affected or damaged by malware. Scheduled scans, Advance mode, and safe browsing tools can also be useful for all of your protection needs. Harmful content gets quarantined, and in general, this application function works as an AV detection engine that keeps the malware away.

File and folder scan optionsVirusBarrier offers to target the particular part of the machine, the OS and folders or files that can contain malicious or potentially dangerous files and applications.

Besides these three main functions, Mac Premium Bundle X9 gets two applications packed. Personal Backup – a bootable backup for macOS devices that ensures the possibility of recovering all essential files of the machine when needed. Mac Washing Machine – the cleaner utility that helps to speed up your device and cleans useless or junk files. 

As for all the trial versions, these features can get more advanced and improved, if you rely on the full licensed version. paid tools can protect the machine and get updated more recently to fix any occurred bugs or software vulnerabilities. So it is advisable to try the free version of the application and upgrade it by purchasing. 

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Intego Happiness
Compatible with OS X
What to do if failed?
If you failed to fix virus damage using Intego, submit a question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
Intego has a free limited scanner. Intego offers more through scan when you purchase its full version. When free scanner detects issues, you can fix them using free manual repairs or you can decide to purchase the full version in order to fix them automatically.