VirusBarrier Express 1.1.6 Build 79

The free edition of the antivirus solution developed by Intego allows you to quickly scan files and folders in order to detect malware threats.
VirusBarrier Express is a lightweight antivirus solution based on the more complex VirusBarrier application developed by Intego.

VirusBarrier Express comes with basic scanning capabilities, can find and repair infected files and does not claim too many resources: it was able to scan over 4000 files summing up over 7GB in a couple of minutes, without using more than 25% of the CPU power of a dual core processor during the scan.

VirusBarrier Express is designed to detect viruses, Trojan horses and other types of malware and is using the virus definitions provided by Intego for the VirusBarrier application, which are updated regularly. The app is also able to scan and repair zip archives, Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint documents, Java apps and much more.

However, VirusBarrier Express is not able to detect Windows or Linux specific malware: to be able to do that you must upgrade to the VirusBarrier Plus app, which is a commercial edition.

VirusBarrier Express offers you the possibility to launch scans manually by simply dragging and dropping the files you want to analyze on top of its main window or on its Dock icon. Moreover, you can choose to scan specific folders or volumes. You are able to monitor the process in real time via the main window animation.

In addition, you can create a list of trusted files and folders that will not be scanned even during full disk scans. Last but not least, you can schedule scans, quick scans or repairs to be performed daily, weekly or monthly.

Bottom line, VirusBarrier Express is a fairly easy to use application and enables you to scan your Mac in order to detect and, when possible, repair different types of malware without using too many resources.

Reviewed by on October 25th, 2013

last updated on:
April 24th, 2012, 11:35 GMT
file size:
1.9 MB
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operating system(s):
Mac OS X 10.6.6 or later
binary format:
Intel only
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VirusBarrier Express - In the VirusBarrier Express main window you can easily monitor the scanning process and more.VirusBarrier ExpressVirusBarrier Express - In the VirusBarrier Express Trusted Files panel you can create a list of files and folders that should not be scanned.VirusBarrier ExpressVirusBarrier ExpressVirusBarrier Express - From the VirusBarrier Express main menu you can easily launch the definitions update process.VirusBarrier Express
What's New in This Release:
  • Improved malware detection.
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Application description

VirusBarrier Express is a free anti-malware and anti-virus app designed to use the award-winning technology Intego Vir...

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