Intego NetUpdate is a program used by other Intego programs to check for updates to the programs and their support files (virus threat filters, content filters, etc.). NetUpdate is installed when you install any Intego application. It checks for updates of all Intego programs at the same time, and downloads and installs updates for all Intego programs installed on your computer.
NetUpdate can carry out automatic checks at the frequency you choose, or you can make manual checks whenever you wish.
Note: If you are using Fast User Switching on your Mac, you can only use NetUpdate for one user at a time. If NetUpdate is open under one account, and you switch users, you won't be able to open it under any other accounts. For this reason, we recommend that you quit NetUpdate whenever you switch users.
Intego NetUpdate is installed as an application when you install any Intego software. You can launch NetUpdate by double-clicking the NetUpdate icon in your Applications folder:
The first time you use NetUpdate, you will need to enter your e-mail address and create a password in NetUpdate's preferences:
In the General tab, you enter an e-mail address and password for identification on the NetUpdate server. Enter your e-mail address in the E-mail field, then enter a password in the Password field. (This password must be from 4 to 31 characters.) Retype your password in the Confirm password field to ensure that it is correct. Keep a record of this password in a safe place.
Note: The e-mail address you use to validate NetUpdate is the same for all users on your Mac. Once this e-mail address has been validated, NetUpdate can check and install updates when any user is logged in, as long as that user has an administrator's password.
Checking for Updates
Each of Intego's programs that require filter updates contain an "Installed Filters or Installed Definitions: …" button in the NetUpdate status bar. You will see this bar at the top of the program's window. To check for updates, click anywhere on this button as shown in the window below from Intego VirusBarrier:
You can also open NetUpdate from the Intego menu, which is in your menu bar:
No matter how you launch NetUpdate, the program connects to Intego's server to determine whether you have the latest versions of the Intego programs, support files, and filters installed on your computer. If new versions are available, you will be able to download and install them using NetUpdate.
Downloading and Installing Updates
When NetUpdate connects to the Intego server it displays a list of available updates.
This list shows, for each program, the name, version, size of the update, and expiration date of your subscription (if any). Only items with available updates will be checked. If you wish to only update certain components of your Intego software, you can check those components and click the Update button at the bottom of the window.
A dialog box displays asking you for your administrator's password; only users with administrator's privileges can download and install updates using NetUpdate.
After you enter the correct password, NetUpdate will automatically download the selected update(s) to your computer, and will install it or them as soon as the download has completed. In some cases, you may need to restart your Mac after NetUpdate has finishing installing updates.
NetUpdate lets you save update files on your computer if you want to install them later, or use them to install on several computers, if you have multi-seat or site licenses. To do this, select the update you want to download by checking it in the update list, then select File > Download Item to…
Choose a location to save the file. You can then install the update by double-clicking the update file, or, if you use a local NetUpdate folder to update computers on a network, you can place the file in that folder so other computers can access it using NetUpdate.