VirusBarrier iOS 1.6 User Guide


VirusBarrier iOS


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What is VirusBarrier iOS?

VirusBarrier iOS stops viruses and Malware from passing through your iPhone or iPad and infecting your Mac or PC. Using Intego's award-winning VirusBarrier technology, this App detects and eradicates threats before they can harm your home and business networks and computers.

Your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch are new vectors for bringing potentially damaging files into your network and spreading them onto your Macs and PC's. With VirusBarrier iOS's On-Demand Scanner, you can validate, view and save any e-mail attachment, file on your device, or file from a remote location for viruses, worms, Trojan horses, and all other known Mac OS X and Windows Malware.


Adding a Remote Location

With VirusBarrier iOS you can Scan files that are stored remotely. Files stored in Remote Locations such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and SkyDrive can be scanned for Malware. To add a Remote Location in VirusBarrier iOS, simply tap on the App to launch it and tap Remote Location. Select the type of remote location you would like to add and enter the requested information.

For advanced users the ability to Scan Web Sites, FTP Disks, and WebDAV Disks is also available.

For example, you can Scan your Dropbox Folder by adding it as a remote location. The screenshots below illustrate how to add this type of Remote Location. Adding your Google Drive or SkyDrive have similar processes.


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Once you have entered the requested information for the type of Remote Location you would like to access, you will have the option to Scan the files present in this location for Malware.


Scanning an E-mail Attachment

When you receive an e-mail containing an attachment, you can scan it for Malware so you do not unknowingly pass an infected file to your computer, network, friends, or colleagues. To Scan the attachment, tap and hold the attachment and choose "Open in VirusBarrier" from the pop-up menu. The file will be scanned and you will be notified if Malware is detected. The screenshots below illustrate this process.


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Updating Malware Definitions

To update the Malware Definitions in VirusBarrier iOS, you must be connected to a network via WiFi.

To start the update, launch VirusBarrier iOS. You will see the date of your Malware Definitions at the bottom of the display. When you tap on the button that displays the date of your Malware Definitions, you will see the screen below.

You can choose to Automatically Update your Malware Definitions Daily, Weekly, Monthly, or Never. Please note that if you choose to Automatically update your Malware Definitions, VirusBarrier iOS must be open to automatically update. As soon as you open VirusBarrier iOS, and new Malware Definitions are available, the update will begin. If your Definitions are outdated, you will see "Outdated" next to the date of your Definitions. Tap "Outdated" and you will see the option to "Update Now" as seen below.

Please see the screenshots below illustrating the update process.


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VirusBarrier iOS keeps logs of files that have been scanned for Malware and the results of these scans.

To access the Logs, tap VirusBarrier to launch it and tap the "Logs" button in the lower right corner of the screen. You will see a list of files that have been scanned. A green circle indicates that no Malware was found. You can tap the file name for more information about the Scan. If the circle to the left of the file name is red, it means that Malware was detected in the file.


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