Mobile devices are a rich target for tracking and advertising companies. Most free and some paid mobile apps are either displaying ads or using various tracking mechanisms.
While not available for modern mobile platforms directly yet, if Spybot is installed on a machine that gets synchronized with an iOS device like an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, it is able to scan iTunes’ local copy of the synchronized apps for illegitimate and sometimes illegal tracking software that is included.
Due to the nature of iTunes and iCloud synchronization, the Spybot Phone Scan is unable to completely remove this software, but it can inform the user of the malware’s existence so that they have the choice of removing it directly on their device.
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