Expert Intego X9 Review 2018

In a nutshell: Intego X9 provides an especially effective antivirus software for Mac computers, performing well in lab tests. Its complete Mac security bundle comes with malware protection, a two-way Mac firewall, and security for iOS mobile devices. Intego X9 also blocks against unauthorized access protecting personal information stored on computers.

Overview

As a Mac owner, you may have heard that Mac OS X computers can’t get viruses. So why would you need antivirus software? In truth, all computers, whether PC or Mac, are at risk of becoming infected with malware, cyber-spying, or other threats. Therefore, Intego X9 antivirus software for Mac makes a great option for Mac users who need solid computer and data protection. The Intego X9 antivirus Mac software offers real-time antivirus protection, scanning files to keep them free of malware.

Compatibility

Unlike most of its competitors, Intego X9 antivirus software provides specialized protection for Mac OS X operating systems including Mac OS 10.8 or higher. Their software, in partnership with Panda, also works with Windows computers as well. Intego VirusBarrier scans and protects mobile iOS devices whenever they are plugged into your computer. This prevents mobile devices like your iPhone, iPad, or iPod from passing malware to your computer.

Spyware, Malware & Ransomware Scans

Intego X9 for Mac computers protects against OS X and Windows malware including Mac viruses, Windows viruses, Unix viruses, Microsoft Word and Excel macro viruses, Trojan horses, worms, Ransomware, spyware, adware, hacking tools, dialers, keyloggers, and scareware (fake security programs).

The software’s firewall network protection works both at home and on the go. Intego X9 also comes with anti-phishing capabilities to protect sensitive personal information. Their software also protects your computer from harmful files that may enter via external hard drives or connected phones.

Email Scans

Intego X9 antivirus software provides 24/7 real-time protection that scans for viruses in emails for popular email clients. Intego VirusBarrier also scans for malicious files received via email on your iOS devices so that those files do not infect your computer.

Download Protection

Downloading files or software onto your Mac can potentially infect your computer with malicious software. Intego X9 antivirus software provides automatic and real-time scans so you can download files worry-free.

Resource Usage

Intego X9 offers high-performance antivirus scans that doesn’t slow down computer processes. You can continue working as usual while the software runs in the background automatically. Their easy-to-use and minimalistic software provides the right amount of protection that doesn’t slow down your computer.

Real-time Scanning

Often while we’re working on the computer, we don’t have the time or knowledge to effectively protect our computer from malicious files. Intego X9 provides real-time protection with automatic scans so you don’t have to take time to manage the software.

Privacy Policy

Considering that antivirus software is meant to protect the personal information on your computer, you should also expect nothing but the highest standards in the company’s privacy policy. They use SSL (secure socket layer) protection to ensure your personal information remains encrypted. Below, you can read a few additional highlights from their policy:

  • “We do not gather any other personal information about you when you browse our web site.”
  • In regards to cookies: “Our website may use cookies to track visitors for analytical purposes; for example, we can tell when you visit our site, how many pages you visit, and how long you remain on the site, as well as when you return.”
  • “We may contact you by e-mail to inform you about updates, special offers, or other software that we think would be of interest to you.”
Customer Support

Intego’s online support includes a searchable knowledge base with product information and common questions. Intego also hosts active social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, and YouTube. If you have specific questions, you can get in touch with support via email, post, and telephone.

Mac Washing MachineMac Internet Security X9Mac Washing Machine Secure X9Content Barrier Secure X9Mac Premium Bundle X9
Price per year $29.99 $39.99 $55.99 $59.99 $69.99
Devices 1 1 1 1 1
License duration 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year 1 year
Anti-spyware
Anti-malware
Real-time protection
Email protection
Firewall
Parental control
Identity protection
Supports Mac

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Pros
  • Specialized for Macs
  • Free trial
  • Protects up to 3 computers
Cons
  • Requires Mac OS 10.8 or higher
Bottom Line
Intego X9 antivirus software runs real-time scans keeping your computer free of Mac viruses, Windows viruses, Trojan horses, worms, spyware, and more.
Compatibility
MAC OS x, iOS
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