Intego, a provider of Macintosh Internet security software, has released VirusBarrier 1.0 for the Palm OS, which runs on all Palm OS compatible devices.
VirusBarrier solves the “growing problem” of viruses on Palm OS devices by scanning the PDA and detecting virus infected files, and deleting them, to ensure that they don’t propagate, according to Laurent Marteau, Intego CEO. The folks at Intego say that, with over 11 million Palm OS PDAs sold around the world, it didn’t take long for virus writers to start targeting these devices. As more Palm users connect to the Internet, these viruses spread rapidly, the company claims. The Palm OS version of the acclaimed VirusBarrier antivirus program is designed to protect Palm PDAs from all known viruses.
“The virus threat on Palm OS devices is real,” Marteau said in a company statement. “As virus writers realize that they have a new playing field, more and more viruses will be discovered. VirusBarrier is your insurance against all kinds of viruses. It watches over your Palm PDA so you don’t have to worry about them.”
VirusBarrier for Palm OS is available immediately for US$14.95 from retailers. More info is available at the
Intego Web site.
VirusBarrier for the Mac is a antivirus program for your desktop and laptop systems. It’s Mac OS 9 compatible and an OS X version is in the works.
Last month the company
released a new version of their personal firewall security
for the Macintosh. NetBarrier 2.0.1 is available free to current users by using the software’s NetUpdate feature.