Apple says that iOS devices do not need additional antivirus applications, because they are inherently well protected. In addition, Apple periodically removes antivirus applications from the AppStore, claiming that their protection system is so good that users do not need other third-party solutions. At the same time, global brands are releasing and constantly improving their antivirus applications for the iPhone, which means that there is a demand for them. So, at the moment, iOS is a fairly well-protected system (Android is easier to hack, and the efforts of hackers are usually directed there). If you are already trained not to click on suspicious links or enter your username and password on suspicious websites, and you only install apps from the AppStore, you can do without antivirus software. If you use the device as an advanced user, it is better to install it.
US $2.99 / 1 MONTH or US $29.99 / 1 YEAR
The Lookout app is designed to protect your iPhone using four security levels. It is very effective in dealing with common problems such as unlocked devices or problems with updates. The program also checks running applications for possible threats and reports cases of connection to a dangerous Wi-Fi network.
Lookout is equipped with a theft protection feature, which includes tools that determine the location of the phone in case of loss or theft, and an alarm that is triggered even in silent mode. In addition, the application provides for the creation of a special message displayed on the screen of the locked device to restore it. There is also a backup option to protect contacts and media files.
All of the above features are free of charge. However, those who want to increase the functionality of the app for $9.99 per month can use the premium version. In this case, the app will report data leaks and use of confidential information of device owners in the network, monitor social networks, and help in case of loss of a credit card.
TREND MICRO MOBILE SECURITY
US $4.99 / 1 MONTH or US $19.99 / 1 YEAR
iPhone antivirus protection includes not only protection against viruses contained in media files and malware but also against threats on the Internet. This is why the Trend Micro Mobile Security app tries to save its users from the dangers that accompany online surfing.
The app contains built-in filters that can interact with multiple browsers, including Safari, and protect devices from infection with malicious pages. In addition, Trend Micro monitors and blocks unwanted ads.
An interesting addition is the security verification tool that protects the privacy of users when they are on Twitter or Facebook. The app also has its own, more secure browser.
Trend Micro can check your phone’s system configuration for problems and inconveniences, and a secure QR code scanner allows you to open secret links. The location of a stolen or lost device can be determined via Wi-Fi, GPS, or cell towers.
However, to use all these features, you must pay $4.99 per month, or, in the case of an annual subscription, $29.9 per year or $49.9 for 2 years. If you are not sure that the premium version is suitable for you, the app allows you to try it for a limited period of time.
The F-Secure SAFE app is one of the best security tools for IOS. To begin with, it has its own browser that supports the security of users while navigating the Internet, reducing the threat of infection by restricting access to malicious sites.
Everyone knows that most purchases are now made online using payment cards, moreover, we carry out banking operations through mobile applications. If you are not careful, this can lead to serious problems.
F-Secure SAFE checks all visited sites and informs you whether they are “trusted”, i.e. whether you can use a card payment on them.
If you lose your phone, F-Secure SAFE also applies a number of useful options, including a location tool and an alarm system. However, the app does not provide additional options, such as erasing data or remotely locking the device.
McAfee Mobile Security
US $2.99 / 1 MONTH or US $29.99 / 1 YEAR
The functionality of the McAfee Mobile Security app includes anti-theft technology, media storage protection tools, and contact list backup.
Interestingly, photos and videos can be taken directly from the app, after which the files are encrypted and sent to special media storage, which can be opened via face identification or a fingerprint scanner.
The theft protection function includes a standard set of tools: determining the location of the device on the map and triggering the alarm in silent mode.
A distinctive feature of McAfee Mobile Security is that when you try to get into the file storage, a special camera triggers, sending a photo of the attacker to your email. The app can also detect the location of the device and save it even if the battery is low.
An additional feature is battery monitoring, which allows Apple Watch owners to check the battery status from their watch. Contacts are backed up automatically, and you can delete all contacts if you lose your phone.
Avira Mobile Security
First of all, this antivirus demonstrates its effectiveness in blocking phishing websites that can cause your phone serious problems. Avira has a very useful function for verifying the authenticity of email messages and contacts, informing users of the facts of misuse of their accounts. Additionally, the app backs up contacts by sending the contents of the address book to email or dropbox and Google Drive.
A very useful management tool that can monitor memory and storage for optimization and send reports on the state of the security system. The app also contains a module for detecting the device in case of loss or theft. Avira Mobile Security is able to protect your devices from various types of attacks. Although the program is free, you will have to pay for some additional features: Mobile Security Pro $1.49, Identity Protection, $5.49 Web Protection.