“Apple appears to be cracking down on ‘anti-virus’ apps in the iOS App Store, in an effort to prevent customers from believing iOS devices are capable of contracting viruses and malware,” Juli Clover reports for MacRumors.
“Intego, a company that produces anti-virus software for Mac and iOS, recently had its VirusBarrier iOS app pulled from the App Store,” Clover reports. “Intego CEO Jeff Erwin announced the removal of the app from the iOS App Store yesterday, and pointed towards a larger culling of all anti-virus apps available on Apple’s platform.”
Clover reports, “According to Erwin, when Apple notified Intego of VirusBarrier’s removal from the App Store, the company told him the app’s App Store description was ‘misleading’ and could potentially cause customers to believe that there are viruses on iOS.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Good, but why did theses misleading apps ever get approved in the first place?