Although iPhones aren’t afflicted by virus as much as PCs, they are not immune. They are still susceptible to infection by malware, phishing scams, and more. This list of the top iphone antivirus apps includes options for securing, scanning and protecting your iOS device from online threats like phishing websites, insecure public Wi-Fi networks, data-stealing apps web trackers, and many more.

Apple created the operating system (OS) on its iPhones and iPads to be one of the most secure OSes that are available. This is in part due to its rigorous app vetting process, which forces developers to submit security details on their apps before they can be accepted to run on Apple devices. The design of the hardware lets each app to be run in an sandboxed zone that blocks it from gaining access to other apps or files. This is partly due to the relatively low demand for mobile malware among cybercriminals, who rather focus on Android smartphones (which have a 71% market share) or desktop computers running 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 scans are also lightweight, so they don’t slow down your device or use up your data plan.

Norton’s iPhone antivirus, for instance offers real-time detection of viruses, as well as a dashboard that displays the security state of your iPhone. It also blocks phishing websites and protects you from emails that contain malicious hyperlinks. It is also able to remotely lock or wipe a phone if lost or stolen. Avira is another great option. It includes malware detection tools, a password manager and an VPN, as well as tools for cleaning up photos. Both offer generous money-back guarantees.

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