Best iPhone Antivirus Apps

iPhones aren’t immune from viruses, even though they don’t suffer as much as PCs. They can still be affected by malware, phishing scams, and more. This list of top iphone antivirus applications includes options for scanning, blocking and protecting your iOS device from online threats such as sites that offer phishing, insecure public Wi-Fi, data-stealing applications web trackers and much more.

Apple designed the operating system (OS) on its iPhones and iPads to be one of the most secure mainstream OSes on the market. That’s due in part to its strict app vetting process that requires developers to provide security information about their apps before they can be approved to run on Apple devices. Its hardware design also allows every app to run in an sandboxed zone that blocks them from accessing other apps or files. This is partly due to the lack of demand for mobile malware by cyber attackers who prefer to concentrate on Android smartphones (71 percent of the market) or desktop computers that run Windows (10%).

In addition to blocking and detecting iPhone viruses, the most effective iphone antivirus apps also provide advanced Internet security options, including a firewall, VPN and data loss protection. The best iOS virus scanners are lightweight, so they don’t slow your device down or use up your data plan.

Norton’s iPhone antivirus, for instance provides real-time scans of viruses, as well as an interface that displays the security state of your iPhone. It also blocks phishing sites and safeguards you from spam calendar invites that contain malicious hyperlinks. It is also able to remotely lock or erase a phone in the event of it being it is stolen or lost. Avira is another good alternative. It includes malware detection tools, password management and a VPN, as well as tools for removing photos. Both offer generous money-back guarantees.

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