Anti-virus for the Apple iPad 3 and iPhone iOS6

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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.

Anti-virus for the Apple iPad 3 and iPhone iOS5

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.

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4 comments on “Anti-virus for the Apple iPad 3 and iPhone iOS6

  1. Edward Moltzen April 8, 2013 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    do i need an antivirus for my ipad?

  2. Daniel Nations April 8, 2013 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    The addition of an anti-virus app to the Apple app store may have some worried

  3. z April 8, 2013 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    Should I put a anti virus on my apple ipad?

  4. peipei April 8, 2013 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    How secure are Apple’s iPhone and iPad from malware?

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