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The 20 best Anti-Virus apps for iOS devices

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Introduction

Protecting our phones, and other devices, is very important because we use them to store information, and to help us with our day-to-day tasks. Much of what is stored on our iPads, iPhones and other iOS devices we would not want falling into the wrong hands. Equally, we want to be protected against viruses, spam, trojans and other malware as far as possible. To counter such attacks there are a range of apps available which help protect iOS devices to some extent or the other.

Here are 20 of the best iOS anti-virus apps.

1. Lookout Personal for iOS

Lookout Personal for iOS is an all –in one mobile security app, which offers identity theft protection, and device threat protection for iPhone and iPad. This app is free to use, but there are extra features that can be bought with the Premium Version.

2. Norton Security

Norton Mobile Security protects your iPhone and iPad against theft and loss. Users can reemotely locate your phone from any place with an Internet connection or set off an alarm on your lost device. It also has contact backup that allows users to easily restore contacts across their mobile devices.

3. McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange 

McAfee Threat Intelligence Exchange optimises threat detection and response by closing the gap from malware encounter to containment from days, weeks, and months down to milliseconds.

4. Intego

Intego is a Mac security software company which creates  Internet security software exclusively for Mac OS X and macOS, including antivirus, firewall, anti-spam, backup software and data protection software.

5. Avira Mobile Security

Available exclusively on the Apple App Store for iOS devices, this free app protects iPhones from phishing websites, as well as email leaks. It also provides a range of anti-theft tools, such as a phone locator and trigger siren.

6. MobiShield

MobiShield for iPhone identifies security risks to your phone, helps fix security problems, and prevents personal information leakage from your phone because of security risks. The app protects the phone, providing accurate network traffic monitoring, professional network testing technology, and offers a full range of mobile phone information recognition.

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7. LogDog Mobile Security

LogDog is a mobile Intrusion Detection System (IDS) app. It monitors various online accounts and scans multiple indicators that are associated with unauthorised access by taking into account a user’s routine across various devices and services. The app is currently available for Android and iOS.

8. Malware Bytes Security

Malwarebytes is antivirus scan, mobile phone security, virus protection and a detector that fights against the latest malware. The Malwarebytes app gives you security and antivirus protection on your phone or tablet from malware, ransomware, adware and unauthorised surveillance — all in real time.

9. CM Security Lite

Designed exclusively for phones with less than 1GB of memory, this anti-virus app scans for malware, and viruses. It is trusted by 500 million users.

10. F-Secure SAFE 

F‑Secure SAFE is an award-winning internet security suite which protects users from viruses, trojans and ransomware. SAFE also secures online banking connections, and allows parents to set limits for internet usage for children.

11. ZoneAlarm Mobile Security for iOS and Android

ZoneAlarm Mobile Security allows you to connect to public Wi-Fi networks without worries, or concerns that you may have downloaded any type of malware. It secures your device from fake Wi-Fi hotspots, and ranks them for your comfort.

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12. SpamDrain

SpamDrain is an email spam filter. Downloading the apps allows you to access your Spamdrain account, or create one with a 14-day free trial period.  Subscribing to Spamdrain means that your email is guarded 24/7, and you do not need to have the application running for it to work

13. Dr. Web Security Space

Dr.Web Security Space features a comprehensive antivirus solution comprising real-time protection and healing infected file capabilities. It also features a unique blocking technology for unknown threats and can even utterly scan compressed files at all nesting levels. Aside from its threat detection, Dr.Web Security Space also inclusively filters spam and other types of unsolicited messages and protects computers from any unauthorised accesses from other networks.

14. Trend Micro Mobile Security

Trend Micro Mobile Security, optimises the web browsing experience by blocking undesired websites, unnecessary content, annoying invasions of privacy, and dangers to children and other vulnerable users.

15. Anti-virus detective

Anti-virus detective application is one of the best security apps, especially for the iPhone. It detects viruses and malware whilst you are surfing the internet, or when colleagues and friends share links with you online.

16. Virus Barrier

VirusBarrier is a free antivirus and malware removal tool for Mac. You can choose between maximum protection to easily scan all the files on your Mac, or essential protection to scan locations where malware is commonly found. Alternatively you can manually scan a specific location such as your own document folders.

17. Protection for iPhone by Byte Labs

This app sacans your device and informs you of any harmful websites and apps it finds, and blocks malicious apps as well as internet browsers and websites, alerting you of any security issues with your device.

18. ESET NOD 32 Antivirus 

ESET NOD32 Antivirus is an antivirus software package made in two editions, Home Edition and Business Edition.It automatically detects and cleans cross-platform malware, scans archives, automatically scans removable media such as USB flash drives when mounted, and performs real-time scanning.

19. iPhone Virus Scan & Malware Check: SysSecInfo App

This app can both detect several types of malware as well as signs of a jailbreak on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Aside from the security features, the app also allows you to check various kinds of system information, such as the load on your iPhone’s CPU (central processing unit) or the memory pressure on your RAM.

20. DU Antivirus

For each app, DU offers a powerful,quick one-tap scan for viruses. It monitors new app installations and updates,runs scans to check for any privacy – killing viruses it detects, and enables you to add a password to lock each app. You can also protect private videos and photos with a password, and when a wrong PIN is entered, the app even takes a picture of the intruder.