Enable Full Disk Access in macOS Mojave

What is Full Disk Access?

Starting with macOS 10.14, Mojave; VirusBarrier and Personal Backup require Full Disk Access to scan your Mail, Messages, Safari files, and other user data.

Full Disk Access is a new security feature in macOS Mojave that requires some applications to be given full permission to access a user's protected files. This way, only applications that are approved can gain access. In previous versions of macOS, this permission was automatically given to all applications at the time of installation. If a user chooses not to give Full Disk Access, some data on the Mac will not be accessible. This is especially important for applications that need to perform specifics tasks such as scanning for malware (VirusBarrier) or data backup (Personal Backup).

If you do not allow Full Disk Access for your Intego software, it cannot protect your data as intended.

How to Enable Full Disk Access for Intego Software

  • Open the Security & Privacy Preferences pane and select the Privacy tab
  • Select Full Disk Access from the list of services
  • Click the lock icon in the bottom left corner to unlock the interface
  • Enter your macOS administrator password
  • Drag and Drop the icon for the Intego application into the list as seen above

How to Manually Enable Full Disk Access

If you are unable to drag and drop VirusBarrier X9 into the window as illustrated above, you can manually add the application to the Full Disk Access list.

Open the Security & Privacy Preferences pane, select the Privacy tab, and click Full Disk Access in the left column:


Click the 🔒 lock icon:


Enter your Password and select Unlock:


Click the '+' button:


Navigate to the Applications > Intego folder and select VirusBarrier:


  1. Select Applications
  2. Find and click the Intego Folder in the list of applications
  3. Select VirusBarrier
  4. Click the Open button


Click Quit Now and VirusBarrier now has Full Disk Access to scan and protect your Mac



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