Where Did VirusBarrier iOS Go?

Posted on March 18th, 2015 by

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Apple has elected to eliminate the category of anti-virus and anti-malware products from their iOS App Store. As a result of this decision, our product VirusBarrier iOS is no longer available for sale.

All of our existing VirusBarrier iOS customers will continue to get their virus definition updates as they have been for as long as they own the product. These updates do not go through the App Store and are not affected.

We apologize but will no longer be able to provide product updates to our VirusBarrier iOS customers as updates could only be provided through the App Store.

Our VirusBarrier for Mac customers are unaffected by this action. VirusBarrier for Mac still scans for viruses on iOS devices and finds and eradicates viruses found in document directories on the devices.

To be clear, this wasn’t an action directed specifically at Intego, we were one of several companies affected by Apple's decision.

  • Big Banana


  • font9a

    How many viruses have you found on iOS?

    • Johhny Appleshill

      None, Because All Apple Products Are Virus Free : )

      • Jad

        Sure. That’s why there have been lot’s of Mac trojans and lots of malware.

      • Dreem All Daye

        It’s why Apple have to do absolutely everything because their user base is like this.

    • mlaurencg4

      Actually 4 or 5 over past three years – I use Virus Barrier before I forward attachments to non-iOS users. Sure glad they (Intego) will continue to support this app. Boo Apple.

      • justin666

        sounds like the real problem is not apple, but other platforms’ insecurity.

      • Ryan Johnson

        How do you have 4 or 5 viruses over the past 3 years from attachments… gee

        • mlaurencg4

          Assuming that your question is a serious one, people send me attachments from various sources. Occasionally I elect to share these, but out of courtesy I check to see if they are virus free before forwarding from my iPad or iPhone.

          • Ryan Johnson

            … okay

      • font9a

        This ^ is a valid use case. Thanks!

    • dourscot

      Whoa, naive.

  • Giancarlo Meyers

    This is Great and it can help to me. Thank you so much

  • Dreem All Daye

    They suck so bad. The only good thing about Apple is hardware they don’t even make. Their software is absolutely garbage and they think everything is so secure and safe because iOS is basically spyware. Deleting this category off the crap store is exactly the kind of restarted s**t they do so perfectly.

  • Peridot

    Now I’m getting viruses. Good job, apple.

  • Bluejay

    Updated to iOS 11 on my iPad. I’m still getting virus patch updates for VirusBarrier. This is the best little virus app I ever used. It’s a pitty that it is no longer available to buy on the App Store.

  • Tian Valerian

    There are now a tonne of anti-virus apps in the app store, including Avast. Why not get back in there?