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Ten Security Apps to Protect Your iPhone

  • Ten Security Apps to Protect Your iPhone-

    Intego VirusBarrier iOS isn’t a fully functional antivirus app for the iPhone, but it is able to scan files, including email attachments and other files accessible from your iPhone, for Mac and Windows malware. As the company’s website notes, “Due to the secure design of iOS, it is not possible to scan files automatically or to run scheduled scans. VirusBarrier iOS is an ‘on-demand’ detection system that lets you scan files when you want to.”

    Requires: iOS 4.0 or later

    Cost: $0.99

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Ten Security Apps to Protect Your iPhone

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  • Ten Security Apps to Protect Your iPhone-4

    Intego VirusBarrier iOS isn’t a fully functional antivirus app for the iPhone, but it is able to scan files, including email attachments and other files accessible from your iPhone, for Mac and Windows malware. As the company’s website notes, “Due to the secure design of iOS, it is not possible to scan files automatically or to run scheduled scans. VirusBarrier iOS is an ‘on-demand’ detection system that lets you scan files when you want to.”

    Requires: iOS 4.0 or later

    Cost: $0.99

While Apple hasn’t yet enabled any fully functional antivirus apps for the iPhone, according to Jeff Goldman, writing for eSecurity Planet, there are several essential steps every iPhone user should take to make their device as secure as possible. (First and foremost, it’s crucial to set the device to auto-lock after a specified period of time, and to require a passcode to unlock it; both can be accessed within Settings -> General.)

A wide range of other functionality, such as managing your passwords on the device, or implementing additional protection for sensitive files, requires the installation of third-party apps. With hundreds of thousands of iPhone applications available in the App Store, it can be a challenge to find the right solution for a given issue. What follows is a look at a few apps that can help you improve the security of your iPhone.