Intego Updates VirusBarrier Express Malware and Virus Protection for Mac

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[prMac.com] Austin, Texas - Intego, the Mac security specialist, today announced an update to its hugely popular VirusBarrier Express free Mac antivirus and anti-malware program. The first antivirus and anti-malware program available from the Mac App Store, VirusBarrier Express has been downloaded nearly 1 million times since its release.

In version 1.1 of VirusBarrier Express, Intego has improved and simplified the program's malware definition update system. Mac malware definitions are now free, and are updated at least once a month (more often in the case or new, serious malware). Users can check for updates to malware definitions simply by clicking a button.

VirusBarrier Express is a totally free antivirus and anti-malware tool based on the award-winning technology of Intego's VirusBarrier X6. VirusBarrier Express protects against Mac malware. Users who also want to scan for Windows malware (so they don't pass infected files on to friends and colleagues using Windows or other operating systems) should purchase VirusBarrier Plus, also available from the Mac App Store.

Mac users wanting a total security package that also includes Intego's powerful two-way firewall, Antivandal and full protection from network attacks should consider VirusBarrier X6, which is the comprehensive solution that keeps Macs safe from the dangers of the Internet.

VirusBarrier Express lets users run manual or scheduled scans of any file, folder or volume on their Mac for which they have rights.

Features:
* Scans and repairs Mac OS X malware, Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint documents and Java malware
* Scans zip archives
* Users can run Quick Scans or Full Scans
* Scans can be scheduled
* Users can specify trusted files and folders
* A contextual menu lets users scan individual files or folders on demand
* Malware definitions are updated at least once a month.
* No impact on performance
* Easy to use

VirusBarrier Express is available in English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

System Requirements:
* Mac OS X 10.6, Snow Leopard
* 18.4 MB

Pricing and Availability:
VirusBarrier Express 1.1 is free and available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Utilities category.

Intego develops and sells desktop Internet security and privacy software for Macintosh. Intego provides the widest range of software to protect users and their Macs from the dangers of the Internet. Intego's multilingual software and support repeatedly receives awards from Mac magazines, and protects more than one million users in over 60 countries. Intego has headquarters in the USA, France and Japan. Copyright (C) 2011 Intego. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, and Mac are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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