New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
OS X - Apps and Games Discussion of applications and games available for Mac OS X.

Intego Virrusbarrier problems 10.6.2


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
pcampagna

 
Member Since: Oct 02, 2009
Posts: 5
pcampagna is on a distinguished road

pcampagna is offline
Ok, so since i installed virus barrier, the program has been a resource hog. I mean at times it is taking up to 600 MB, but typically when i'm having issues it's around 370MB. That is a crazy amount of memory!

So that is not the issue. When i'm working in pretty much ll the applications i use daily. (word, excel, powerpoint, photoshop, inDesign etc) All of a sudden i'll get the spinning beach ball and program become non responsive.

I force quit virusbarrier and problem solved. (at least for 5-10 minutes, then it does exactly the same thing.

I've added indesign, photoshop etc to the trusted list not to scan, but it doesnt help. (I will not add microsoft crap because that's the reason i have the antivirus software. Adding it to the trusted list defeats the purpurse)

So I contact intego several times. The send new update, doesn't work. Send a program to run a report when it happens and I've sent them like 6 reports and have not heard back from them... I'm pisssed with this software.

It is just so buggy, that I don't know how they can let it out of their testing?

Someone please tell me how to fix it. I have to have anti virus because i'm on a network with PCs. So please don't tell me mac never get viruses etc. I've had them.

any help is appreciated.
QUOTE Thanks
cwa107

 
cwa107's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 20, 2006
Location: Middletown, Pennsylvania
Posts: 26,481
cwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD

cwa107 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by pcampagna View Post
Someone please tell me how to fix it. I have to have anti virus because i'm on a network with PCs. So please don't tell me mac never get viruses etc. I've had them.
No you haven't. It's not that Macs "don't get viruses", it's that no viruses currently exist for Mac OS X. That's not to say there won't ever be one, but there aren't any today. The fact that you are on a network with other PCs has no bearing on that whatsoever. Although you could theoretically forward an infected file that would have no effect on your Mac, but could be a threat on the PC, in my opinion, the onus is on the vulnerable user to protect their own system.

Anti Virus programs work in two ways. Firstly, they scan for traces of malware by comparing against a database of all known malware. Since there are no viruses for Mac OS X, programs like VirusBarrier are really scanning for Windows viruses (which your Mac is immune from since it won't run Windows software of any kind). If you happen to have had a file that has a known Windows malware associated with it, Virusbarrier could have given you a hit, leaving you with the impression that you had a virus - the reality is that the file is innocuous (but of course could be harmful if run on a Windows machine).

The second way these programs work is by employing heuristics. Heuristic analysis uses artificial intelligence to monitor system behavior and examine processes for virus-like behavior. Unfortunately, heuristics are rarely effective and mostly result in massive slowdowns and resource hogging. That's exactly what you're running into here.

The long and the short of it is that as of right now, there is no good reason to have an anti-virus program hogging up resources. If you feel paranoid, do an occasional scan with something like ClamXAV (free).

Another wonderful article that illustrates my point is here:

Mac OS X anti-virus software: More trouble than it's worth? | MacFixIt - CNET Reviews

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
QUOTE Thanks
TattooedMac

 
TattooedMac's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 19, 2009
Location: Waiting for a mate . . .
Posts: 7,730
TattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant futureTattooedMac has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: 21" iMac 2.9Ghz 10.9.4 13"MBP 2.9Ghz i7 Yosemite 10.10 ~ iPhone5 iOS 8 ~ iPad Mini iOS 8 ~ ATV3 6.1

TattooedMac is offline
Well I wont mention "You Dont Need It On Your Mac" then

From what i have read about it, which wasnt a great deal, nd your post @  is most people are ****** as you are with this version. I cant offer advice but might want to take a read of a few posts HERE. There is a lot of mixed emotion about it ...

Good luck with it

Cheers

CogFrog Studio's ~ Photography, Apps and Web Development
Dont forget to use the Reputation System if someone has helped you out !!!
Arguing with a zealot is only slightly easier than tunneling through a mountain with your forehead!!!!!
QUOTE Thanks
pcampagna

 
Member Since: Oct 02, 2009
Posts: 5
pcampagna is on a distinguished road

pcampagna is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by TattooedMac View Post
Well I wont mention "You Dont Need It On Your Mac" then

From what i have read about it, which wasnt a great deal, nd your post @  is most people are ****** as you are with this version. I cant offer advice but might want to take a read of a few posts HERE. There is a lot of mixed emotion about it ...

Good luck with it

Cheers
Thanks for that lol

I've read lots of mixed reviews, but my issues seem to be a little different than most?? I'm not entirely sure. I hate the program so far, but I have to have something. I'm waiting to hear back from intego after sending them many reports. I will keep people posted, but I wanted to at the least ask for opinions on possible fixes.
QUOTE Thanks
cwa107

 
cwa107's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 20, 2006
Location: Middletown, Pennsylvania
Posts: 26,481
cwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond reputecwa107 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD

cwa107 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by pcampagna View Post
Thanks for that lol

I've read lots of mixed reviews, but my issues seem to be a little different than most?? I'm not entirely sure. I hate the program so far, but I have to have something. I'm waiting to hear back from intego after sending them many reports. I will keep people posted, but I wanted to at the least ask for opinions on possible fixes.
As I said, if you absolutely must have something, ClamXAV is unobtrusive, free and does pretty much the exact same thing. Make it a habit to run a manual scan now and then and you'll be fine.

A link to the download site is in my previous post.

Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« uTorrent for Mac. | itunes genius »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
How many are having problems burning CDs? dauber OS X - Operating System 18 01-15-2010 01:33 PM
Airport Connection Problems as well as Mac Apps Problems kdubs2691 Apple Notebooks 5 07-25-2009 01:22 PM
External Drives and copying Problems! woodyuk OS X - Operating System 3 05-22-2009 05:03 PM
Realtek sound problems, lag problems Starflame Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 2 11-08-2008 10:54 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:44 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?