Apple quietly pulls anti-virus apps from App Store in negativity crackdown

March 23, 2015


has pulled an unknown number of from the iOS App Store as part of a new policy that takes exception to the ‘anti-virus’ and anti-malware’ software categories, Mac security firm Intego has revealed.

Working out exactly which apps have disappeared involves some detective work. Intego’s  VirusBarrier iOS, launched in July 2011, is no longer available and a small number of other less well known apps – especially ones with the word ‘virus’ in their title – also appear to have vanished.

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