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    What are some of the best antivirus software for iOS?


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    I would like to know about the best antivirus software for Apple iPhone supporting iOS. There are various antivirus tools available in the market but I am confused to choose the best among them. There may be fake or bad software also so could not come to a conclusion in choosing the best antivirus software for iPhone. I request the ISC members who have knowledge on antivirus software to give me a fruitful suggestion.
  • #148581
    Before installing an antivirus software on your device, you must understand how does an antivirus work. An antivirus will monitor apps which have been installed by you and prevents them from modifying the core files of the operating system. This is the basic function of antivirus on a smartphone. For this, the antivirus also needs to hook itself up to the core files. Other additional features such as find my iPhone, geo-location, password manager, secure web browsing etc can be obtained by non-antivirus apps as well.

    Coming to iOS, Apple's iOS (iPhone, iPod, and iPad) has designed in such a way that the operating system is strongly fenced from the apps. This method is called as sandboxing. Unless your device is jailbroken, there is no way that any third party app can dwell into or modify the core files of the operating system. The architecture is so strong that you don't need any antivirus program for an iOS device and this is the reason that Apple has removed many antivirus apps from the App store since 2015. Since iOS is sandboxed and an app cannot access core files, the antivirus itself cannot function because it is too restricted (an antivirus needs access to core files to work). So in other words, an antivirus app on iOS is useless and you need not install any special programme to prevent your device from being hacked.

    The antivirus programs which are available in App store generally provide same features as I have mentioned above and those features can be obtained by other apps which are not antivirus programs. Also, those other apps will provide more enhanced features (such as password manager, Anti-theft etc) than the antivirus itself.

    Thank You
    Dr. V. Shashikanth

  • #148587
    Apple's iPhones and iPads are generally not affected by malware like windows. Even then the devices are vulnerable to many other threats. It may be malicious websites, ads, web trackers or someone grabbing the device.
    There are many big-name antivirus and security vendors that can help. By Installing the right software the instrument can be protected from both web-based threats and local snoopers,
    The following are the five top-systems I suggest.
    1.German-based Avira is one of the most effective antivirus engines on the desktop
    2.Mobile Security is popular for privacy and security-related functions.
    3Lookout is a complete security software which shields iDevice with four layers of in-depth protection.
    4. McAfee Mobile Security is also a very reliable software.
    5, The iOS devices may not need antivirus software. But there are many other threats online. Trend Micro Mobile Security tries to combat them all.

    drrao
    always confident

  • #148592
    Phones having iOS as their system software are having their architect based on UNIX which is a totally different type of operating system and is not as vulnerable to viruses as an android or windows based phone.

    Still, there are many anti-virus applications in the market which claim protected banking application, stopping trojans to reach phone core, stopping other virus apps to penetrate the iOS system and things like that. Some of the popular anti-virus apps for iOS are Avira, F-secure, Avast secure-Me and lookout personal.

    Knowledge is power.

  • #148701
    Actually what I think Apple IOS, IPhones does not need any antivirus software for scan. There is almost no way you can get a virus on Iphone. IOS OS phones like Iphones, apples are not susceptible for viruses. You can download lookout software from app store which offers security and backup protection. There is no need to scan if you install but it does not affect anything to phone. All the Ios apps cannot directly interact and could not work with their own document and influence the rest of the OS.


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