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Intego unveils iOS version of VirusBarrier as preventative

updated 01:29 am EDT, Thu September 27, 2012

Stops infected email, files from passing on Mac or Windows malware

Although iOS is widely considered to be all but completely malware-free, Mac security company Intego has created an iOS version of its malware scanner VirusBarrier that works with all iOS 4.0 and higher devices. The program is mainly used to scan email attachments for potential Windows viruses, but can also detect any Mac or UNIX malware, adware, keyloggers and Trojan Horse-type programs. The program can also scan ZIP archives and files stored in some cloud locations such as Dropbox, FTP and websites or WebDAV disks.

Virusbarrier for iOS runs in the background and prompts users to scan any attachments they try to open, then launches them if they are deemed safe. The program can repair infected files, and keeps a log of scans and their results. Like its desktop counterpart, the program will be routinely updated with the latest multi-platform malware definitions.

The program is currently on sale for $1 (normally $3), and early testers have reported that the program does indeed prevent them from accidentally passing on infected files to Windows-using colleagues.














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