Best iPhone Antivirus Apps

Although iPhones do not suffer from viruses as much as PCs, they are not immune. They can still be infected by malware, phishing scams, and more. This list of the top iphone antivirus applications includes options for blocking, scanning and securing your iOS device against online threats, including scam websites, insecure public Wi-Fi, data-stealing apps web trackers, and more.

Apple has developed its operating system (OS) that runs on iPhones and iPads to be among the most secure OSes for mainstream use. That’s due in part to its strict app vetting process that obliges developers to provide security information about their apps before they’re accepted to run on Apple devices. Its hardware design also allows each app to be run in an sandboxed zone that blocks the app from accessing other apps or files. This is partly due to the lack of demand for mobile malware from cyber criminals who prefer to target Android smartphones (71% of the market) or desktop computers operating Windows (10%).

The best iphone antivirus apps are not just able to block and detect iPhone viruses, but also offer advanced Internet security features such as a firewall, VPN, and data loss protection. The best iOS virus scanners are light, meaning they won’t slow down your device or use up your data plan.

For instance Norton’s iPhone antivirus is able to provide real-time virus scanning as well as a complete dashboard of your iPhone’s security. It also blocks phishing sites and protects against invitations to a calendar that contain malicious hyperlinks. In addition, it can remotely erase or lock your phone if it’s lost or stolen. Another good choice is Avira, which includes malware detection as well as a password manager a VPN and photo cleaning tools. Both offer generous money-back guarantees.