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Updated Intego VirusBarrier X6 scans iPads

A free update to Intego's virus software will now scan connected iPads, the company said. The company added the capability to scan iPhones and iPod Touche more than a year ago.
Written by David Morgenstern, Contributor on

A free update to Intego's virus software will now scan connected iPads, the company said. The company added the capability to scan iPhones and iPod Touche more than a year ago.

Released on Wednesday, VirusBarrier X6 Version 10.6.5 adds several other useful functions, such as a setting to skip Boot Camp volumes in scans and a button that lets users add sites to the Trusted Sites list when dealing with phishing alerts.

Here are some additional features:

* A new option allows users to submit URLs that are flagged as web threats or phishing sites to Intego for analysis * A button in the web threat and phishing alerts allows users to add sites to the Trusted Sites list * A button in the behavioral analysis alert allows users to trust an application * An "Always require a password to access the interface" checkbox has been added to the advanced preferences. * Minor bug corrections and performance enhancements

Of course, there are no malware threats in the wild for the iPad and it's hard to see a vector if folks play within ordinary iPad and Mac applications. My supposition is that there's is a possibility with jailbroken software.

Now I understand that when scanning a tethered iPhone/Touch, VirusBarrier makes a copy of all the files on the device and uploads them to the host system, where it runs its verification routines. Will it do the same for the iPad with its more-capable processor?

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