Is there an antivirus for iPad and iPhone? Yes, Intego has an antivirus by the name Intego VirusBarrier iOS. Having said that, do you really need an anti-virus for your iOS? The answer is both yes and no. It really depends on whether your device is jail broken or not. If it is no, then you do not need an antivirus, if it is jail broken, then you might need one.
Unlike the the Windows and Mac desktop operating system, the iOS which powers both iPad and iPhone does not allow multitasking or background processes. Therefore it is almost impossible for a virus to run on the background without any human interaction.
Also, considering the fact that no background processes are allowed, how would antivirus software work on it? It cannot scan a file automatically unless instructed. Therefore making a viral attack almost impossible.
McAfee has an antivirus app for iOS; it is an informative app, not a virus scanner. The bottom line is, you do not need an antivirus for you iOS devices, it is safe.