There is a common misconception in the tech world that Macs are not prone to any viruses, or any chances of going wrong because of viruses, or malware. While we would love to have that misconception become a reality, sadly, the true picture is far from what is perceived.
As a matter of fact, Macs are actually prone to virus, and malware attacks. Just as much as any other device. Not many people know this, but as per last year, there has been an increasing number of Mac-specific malware. I know this is hard to believe, but you can head here and see the list of renowned Mac malware that are sprawling the wilds and can be harmful to your device if not protected.
So, what can be done in a situation like that? Well, the answer to that is simple. You can use good protection software that keeps your Mac safe, right? Well, if it only were that simple. You see, most anti-malware programs are made for both Windows, and Mac, and since it is easy to keep things going on Windows, that is where the developers shift their focus mostly.
Thankfully, this will no longer be an issue since Intego Antivirus is here to save the day. This software is completely dedicated to protecting Mac, hence, there are no chances of discrepancies coming in the way.
In today’s Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 review, we are going to explore the features as well as looking at the interface. I can assure you that the software is easy to use, thanks to its amazing optimization.
Now the important thing that you must know here is that the Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 is software that comes in a bundle. So, for one software, you are getting an entire bundle with software solutions that have different purposes, and features to them.
So, instead of just focusing on general features, we have decided to focus on the bundled solutions that come with the software to give readers a better understanding of what they are dealing with here.
The biggest misconception that Mac users sadly believe in is that Mac is not prone to virus attacks. The truth is the opposite; Mac is just as prone to virus attacks as Windows. So, in order to deal with that situation, the bundle comes with Virus Barrier X9.
As the name suggests, this software is strictly designed to protect the Mac against viruses that can harm the operating system, and the user’s files as well. It offers real-time protection with proper, and updated definitions and the best part is that if you happen to have a PC, it will protect your PC as well, thanks to the fact that the developers have partnered with Panda to bring the same protection onto PC.
You can even run it on your iOS-powered devices, and it will protect those as well. Last but not least, since it is designed from scratch for the Mac, the protection is unparalleled, something I absolutely love.
The next amazing tool that comes with the software is NetBarrier X9; as the name suggests, it certainly has to do with the way Mac uses the internet.
For those wondering, NetBarrier X9 revolves around protecting your home and hotspot network using an intelligent firewall. Both incoming and outgoing traffic is monitored, and the best part is that the firewall is location-aware, so it can tell if you are connected to a network that is secure, or not secure.
You can even identify and block devices that you do not trust, and there are other features such as blocking access to domains that are not trusted.
Additionally, one of the best things about NetBarrier X9 is that it happens to be extremely lenient when it comes to configuration. So, you really do not have to worry about any such instances where you might not get the most of your firewall experience.
Washing Machine X9
If you are under the impression that Macs do not get cluttered, you need to get that thought out of your mind. Simply because over time, your Mac will get cluttered if not cleaned properly, and the junk files will keep gathering only to make things more difficult for you.
Washing Machine X9 is there to help you reclaim the space you are not getting by getting rid of all the junk files. These files do slow down your Mac as well, so you are getting two advantages out of one. Additionally, if you have run into the issues of duplicate files, that too can be solved by using Washing Machine X9.
Last but not least, the Washing Machine X9 is great at making sure that your Mac is well organized. Since it does provide you with organizational tools as well.
If you happen to have kids, and your Mac is the only source of using a computer for them, then it is safe to say that you want to protect them from whatever malicious content is available on the internet. True, you can always sit them down and tell them the harmful nature of the internet, but one absolutely important aspect that you must know is that they have the same level of curiosity as anyone else does at a young age.
This means that they might end up wandering off to the side of the internet they are not supposed to wander off to. In order to make sure that does not happen, you can use ContentBarrier X9; a handy tool that allows you to use the parental control feature to block access to websites, and other content that is not supposed to be accessed.
You can even set time limits on the use of the internet, and the fun part is that this software comes loaded with an anti-predator chat monitoring system that works really, really well.
Personal Backup 10.9
The last tool that we are talking about revolves around backing up your precious data. Obviously, in case of a virus attack, there is always a chance of losing your precious data, and no one really wants to go through that.
So, in order to tackle that predicament, the developers have introduced a full-fledged back-up tool that can help you when a disaster strikes. It can make bootable backups as well, which makes it so much easier to pick where you left off. However, the most interesting feature that I really love is that in case you have two Macs, you can easily synchronize your files, so you do have some redundancy.
The software can only be as good as the interface. Imagine running into really amazing software, only to realize that the interface is just not good enough, or is a bit too difficult to understand.
If you are making good software, you must make a good interface so people have an easier time understanding, and using it as well. Thankfully, the interface on Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 is easy to use.
Still, in order for you to have a better understanding, we are attaching the images below.
Once you are done installing the program, and you run it, below is the screen that will come up.
The good thing about VirusBarrier is that every feature that you would want from the software is right in front of you. So, making use of these features becomes really easy.
The next up is ContentBarrier, again, the interface is easy to understand, and even easier to use. It does not have multiple pages, so understanding everything is rather easy.
We also have the NetBarrier, another amazing tool that works like a charm and does not create any issues. Thankfully, all interfaces are limited to a single page, which ensures that there are no complicated, or complex menus for you to go through.
Next in line is the Washing Machine, and it is not the name alone. As a matter of fact, the section for the tool does show a washing machine graphic as well. Needless to say, this is the simplest of all the tools that are available because it serves the purpose of cleaning your files, and does a great job at that as well.
The last tool that we have is a personal backup tool. We have already described how it works, so there is no point in going over it again. Still, it is important to tell you just how easy and simple this tool is, and will definitely make your experience a lot easier and more convenient.
Drawing a conclusion, in this case, is rather simple and easy to understand. There is a lot of great stuff included in the software that you can use to make sure that your Mac stays protected, and free of any issues. Sure, you might think that you do not need software to protect your Mac, but as we have talked about before, it does happen to be extremely important.
With that, the one thing I have to say about Intego Mac Premium Bundle X9 is that the software does come with all the right features, and gets the job done as well. There are no issues involved that might make your experience go wrong either.
In conclusion, if you are looking for good software that makes sure that your Mac stays as safe and as optimal as you could possibly want, then you should definitely go ahead and use this one. For reasons, we have already talked about in multiple instances.