Uninstall Intego VirusBarrier

Intego VirusBarrier offers real-time antivirus protection specifically designed for macOS devices. If you decide to switch to a different security solution, find it conflicts with other software, or simply no longer need it, here’s how to remove it from your Mac:

Uninstalling antivirus software temporarily exposes your Mac. Ensure you have a replacement solution in mind, or be prepared to rely on Apple’s built-in security features.

Uninstalling Intego VirusBarrier

Intego offers a few different uninstall methods depending on your product version and installation method. Here’s a breakdown of both options:

Option 1: Using the Intego Uninstaller

  1. Navigate to your Applications folder and locate the Intego folder.
  2. Open the Intego folder and find the Uninstaller application (named similarly to “Intego Uninstaller”).
  3. Double-click the uninstaller application and follow the on-screen prompts. You may be asked for your administrative password.

Option 2: Manual Uninstall (If the Uninstaller is Unavailable)

  1. Ensure Intego VirusBarrier and any related components are closed.
  2. Navigate to the following locations in Finder and delete any associated Intego files/folders:
    • /Library/Application Support/Intego/
    • /Library/LaunchAgents/
    • /Library/LaunchDaemons/
    • ~/Library/Preferences/
  3. Empty your Trash.

Uninstalling Other Intego Software

Intego offers a range of security products beyond VirusBarrier. If you have multiple Intego products installed, remember that the uninstall process for specific ones might have slight variations. To ensure a complete removal of any additional Intego software, it’s best to consult the Intego Support Website. Search the site for instructions tailored to the specific software you want to remove. It often has separate uninstall guides and even specialized removal tools for its various product lines.

Important Notes

Always consult the official Intego support website for the most up-to-date and product-specific uninstall instructions. It often provides specialized uninstall tools and troubleshooting guides. If you opt to manually delete files and folders related to Intego VirusBarrier, proceed with caution. It’s essential to avoid accidentally deleting important system files, so this method is only recommended for advanced users.

Troubleshooting and Further Assistance

  • Intego components remain: Consult the Intego Knowledge Base for in-depth instructions and tools on uninstalling them.
  • Stubborn uninstall: Contact Intego support directly for personalized assistance.

Choosing a New Antivirus: Staying Protected

If you’re looking for an alternative to Intego VirusBarrier, consider these reputable options:

Reinstallation Considerations

Want to Reinstall Intego VirusBarrier Later? If you decide to reinstall Intego, visit their official website to download the latest installer package. Remember, if you had a paid subscription, you’ll likely need to reactivate it after reinstallation.

Uninstall Intego VirusBarrier FAQs

Why might the standard uninstaller fail? 

Conflicting software, insufficient permissions, or a corrupted installation could hinder the uninstaller. Refer to Intego’s support website or contact their team for help.

I've uninstalled Intego VirusBarrier. When can I safely install a different antivirus? 

To avoid leaving your system vulnerable, it is best to install your replacement antivirus immediately after uninstalling Intego VirusBarrier. Don’t run two antivirus programs at the same time, as they can conflict.

Do Macs even need antivirus software? 

While Macs are generally considered less vulnerable than Windows PCs, they’re not immune to malware. An antivirus can help defend against various threats, giving you that extra layer of protection. Investing in security software offers proactive protection and peace of mind.

Are there common locations for Intego leftovers that I should check?

Yes. Even after a standard uninstall, check the following locations for residual files:

  • /Library/LaunchAgents/
  • /Library/LaunchDaemons/
  • ~/Library/Preferences/