McAfee for iPhone Beta

McAfee for iPhone Beta

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A beta application called iVirusScan appears to be a McAfee virus scanner for the iPhone.

iVirusScan, and has been installed and uninstalled by a number of users. Users can analyze the contents of their handheld for malware, update their definitions, and adjust a variety of settings.

The legitimacy of this application has been confirmed to TUAW; Erica has received a message from a company spokesperson, Joris Evers.

"The application you blogged about is indeed a genuine McAfee project," Evers is said to have written in response to a question. "We are always working on new platforms including the popular ones. In this particular case we were running a test to validate some recently developed technology. We happen to be first to test AV technology for iPhone. We’re happy that iPhone users are already getting excited about it, as evidenced by your blog and the thousands of people who are trying out the application. Still, we are not ready to announce a new product, our development work is in the early stages."

To install the application you can add http://ipkg.mcafeemobile.com/ to Installer.app and choose iVirusScan in McAfee category.

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McAfee for iPhone Beta

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Mike
Mike - May 5, 2008 at 7:37pm
I think the "delete all plist files" has been debunked as FUD (maybe from Symantec :) ). I did try it out on my iPhone and was working fine AFAICT. Now I uninstalled it, but I like the idea of being able to verify all the packages I install on my iPhone.
Steven Eckelberry
Steven Eckelberry - May 5, 2008 at 11:02am
DO NOT install this!! This deletes all of your .plist files! http://www.appleiphoneschool.com/2008/05/02/malicious-source-ipkgmcafeemobilecom/
jl500
jl500 - May 5, 2008 at 10:57am
Who can be excited about this?
Steve
Steve - May 5, 2008 at 10:16am
now i have to worry about iPhone viruses, sad :(
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