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    Dec 12, 2009
    Virus Barrier x6
    Wasn't sure where to put this question so if it is in the wrong place sorry. How many of you have this? I saw it at the Apple download site?

    Apple - Downloads - Networking & Security - VirusBarrier X6


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    bobtomay's Avatar
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    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    Uhmmm, probably about 0.0000002% of us have that.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    firesidedog's Avatar
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    Dec 31, 2009
    Actually I have it on my Macbook pro. Being a former windows user I was still set in my paranoid ways. The one year subscription to this particular anti-virus program cost me close to $70. I will not be renewing it next time.
    Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
    Mahatma Gandhi

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    Member Since
    Dec 12, 2009
    Okay Thanks. I did wonder since it was on the Mac download page.


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    hughvane's Avatar
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    May 18, 2008
    Amberley, Canterbury, New Zealand
    I have X5 in operation, it was a freebie via MacHeist. It never seems to do anything, probably because there isn't anything to do.

    Your MacOS will be 99% safe from most attacks. Just be mindful of WinOS attachments to emails etc, those which could contain malicious code. You may, unwittingly, pass those on to Win contacts, but your Mac will not be affected.
    Please post your Mac (or other) specs and MacOS version in your post, your profile or your signature. It helps us to help you better.

    I'm leaving now to go and find myself. If I should return before I get back, please ask me to wait.

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    harryb2448's Avatar
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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    It never seems to do anything, probably because there isn't anything to do.

    Course it won't as there are no OS X viri for it to catch, scan, or whatever else it might do.

    Step one is to remove all AV software with the uninstaller.

    Step two read this link which whilst old is still topical as the virus situation for OS X is unchanged:-

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    Kash's Avatar
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    Dec 03, 2006
    Irvine, CA
    Unnecessary resource hog, just like every other antivirus program for Macs.

    June 2007
    July 2009

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