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Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by budmonster, Apr 24, 2014.
Just wondering if there any good AV utilities for iOS that'll check the whole phone even Cydia?
It doesn't exist as such a market for it doesn't exist.
Sorry wrong area could this be move to the JB section? Thanks.
We'll how about an av prog in general?
Are there any good AntiVirus software for iOS?
iphone does not need any antivirus program because of the sandbox apps are opened in. When not jailbroken, it is thus far not been able to affect iOS with viruses. Same goes for other apple products as well. Somehow windows is more easy to target
You're serious now?
On Android, AVG had their own antivirus app designed for the OS. But Android had a few rumors of viruses that were plaguing devices mostly from China that never seemed to reach the U.S. or other nations. iOS has yet to see any of these rumors what with Apple's tight grip on the OS versus Google's leniency with Android restrictions.
However, that doesn't mean viruses aren't possible on the OS just like they aren't on Macs.
You'll probably see some version of AVG's or another software company if a credible rumor of a virus attacking iOS devices ever hits the news. Until then, there doesn't seem to be any on the App Store yet.
Even if an antivirus was released in the AppStore, I question it's usefulness considering it'll be sandboxed
Yeah, pretty serious
Not you, I was responding to the thread starter
I know what you said was pretty spot on.
Sounds like it doesn't seem all that crazy given the recent mentions of some malware in some packages it would seem.
I believe that's not the difference, it is that windows has a larger user base, so it is more profitable to target windows. OS X has certainly had security problems in the past, but windows just attracts all the attention of virus makers because of their numbers.
So that's why iOS has no viruses too?
I would say that no viruses have really been created to target iOS because the majority of devices are not jailbroken (not saying a lot aren't, but there's a larger percentage that's not jailbroken than jailbroken) and viruses for iOS are only effective towards jailbroken devices
Ah, ok. So it's almost like iOS devices are more secure than their competitors?
There aren't viruses on iOS.
Yep exactly. You cannot target the normal iOS user base because iOS is sandboxed. You could target the jailbroken people, but like you read in my previous post, if the user base is too small, then they won't bother.
Thanks for the sarcasm, bud.
(fun fact: I'm currently waiting on an iPad Mini 2 in the mail as well )
Ios gives users less freedom and is therefore more secure
Being denied admin rights on a device I own grinds my gears
This confuses me... you're in the jailbreak section, lol
I actually got mine, just haven't updated the sig. You'll love it though, its great!
The jailbreak section is why I consider using iOS!
Hahaha I just got mine too... I'm a little upset I can't jailbreak it, admittedly.