Three years ago we introduced Intego VirusBarrier iOS, offering a powerful and easy to use on-demand antivirus and malware scanner for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. We wanted to provide iOS users with a way to prevent malicious files from being passed onto their home or work computers, and so VirusBarrier iOS was born.
The first VirusBarrier iOS app was a great tool, but like with most technology, there are always improvements to be made. Today, we are proud to release our all-new VirusBarrier for iOS 8, featuring a streamlined user interface (UI), improved virus definitions management, faster scanning, and options to perform multiple file scans simultaneously. Whenever new malware definitions are released, VirusBarrier for iOS 8 updates automatically, ensuring you’re always protected from the latest threats.
When you install VirusBarrier for iOS 8 and launch it for the first time, you will be provided with simple instructions on how to use the app.
For instance, email is one of the most common sources of malware in iOS. Once you receive an email attachment, before you open the file you could scan it in VirusBarrier to make sure that it is not infected with malware. Here’s how easy it is to scan these files:
- Hold your finger over the attachment until the share sheet pops up
- In the middle section of the share sheet, select “Open in VirusBarrier”
- The VirusBarrier application will open and perform the scan
- If no malware is found, you can return to the email and feel safe to open the attachment
If the scan comes up clean and no malware is found, our integrated file reader will open the document for quick and easy viewing, or you can send the file to a remote location, such as Dropbox, for storage.
Even though iOS devices are locked down to prevent viruses from infecting your iPhone, iPad or iPod, your email and cloud devices are still at risk. iOS devices are susceptible to acting as a gateway for malware contained in file attachments to infect other computers or laptops you own—and it only takes once to ruin your day.
Don’t pass viruses and malware to your computer, family, friends or colleagues! Download Intego VirusBarrier today, and stop malicious files from spreading to other devices.
*All scans must be done manually; automatic scans or real time scanning are not possible due to Apple restrictions. You may scan entire cloud drives and websites, but email attachments must be scanned individually.