It looks like Apple may be in process of removing antivirus app from the iOS App store, recently number of virus scanners are removed from the App store and one of the application affected was VirusBarrier, whose developer, Intego, wrote in a blog post that the removal is part of a larger effort by Apple to eliminate anti-virus and anti-malware products from the App Store.
The main reason behind the removal of anti-virus apps from the App Store appears to be an effort by Apple to stem concerns from users over whether their iOS devices are susceptible to viruses and malware. The Intego CEO Jeff Erwin recently spoke with one of the blogger website about the Apple’s stated reason for Virus Barrier. You can read more on Avast Cleanup Review on PremiumInfo.
As per Intego CEO, Apple notified Intego of Virus Barrier’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..
Intego filed an appeal and rewrote the App Store description with obnoxiously clear wording, and that’s when the company learned about a wider crackdown on anti-virus apps. We were as clear as we could be that this wasn’t a scanner, that it was scanning email attachments and cloud files,” said Erwin. The company went up to the executive level” at Apple and described exactly what VirusBarrier does, but Apple was firm on the app not returning to the App Store.
Apple has yet spoke or any other official statement on the matter, but it would make sense that the company would want to negate any concerns over iOS’ susceptibility to viruses and malware given the operating system’s sandboxed environment.