Are there any good AntiVirus software for iOS?

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  1. budmonster macrumors regular

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    Just wondering if there any good AV utilities for iOS that'll check the whole phone even Cydia?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    It doesn't exist as such a market for it doesn't exist.
     
  3. budmonster thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry wrong area could this be move to the JB section? Thanks.

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    We'll how about an av prog in general?
     
  4. yukhalilsel macrumors member

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    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
     
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    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.
     
  7. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    Even if an antivirus was released in the AppStore, I question it's usefulness considering it'll be sandboxed
     
  8. yukhalilsel macrumors member

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    Yeah, pretty serious
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Not you, I was responding to the thread starter:)
    I know what you said was pretty spot on.
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Sounds like it doesn't seem all that crazy given the recent mentions of some malware in some packages it would seem.
     
  11. bkribbs macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  12. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    So that's why iOS has no viruses too? :rolleyes:
     
  13. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    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
     
  14. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    Ah, ok. So it's almost like iOS devices are more secure than their competitors?
     
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    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.
     
  17. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    You're welcome :)

    (fun fact: I'm currently waiting on an iPad Mini 2 in the mail as well :D)
     
  18. gotluck macrumors 603

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    Ios gives users less freedom and is therefore more secure :)

    Being denied admin rights on a device I own grinds my gears
     
  19. bkribbs macrumors 65816

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    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!
     
  20. gotluck macrumors 603

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    The jailbreak section is why I consider using iOS!
     
  21. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    Hahaha I just got mine too... I'm a little upset I can't jailbreak it, admittedly.
     

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