Top 5 Antivirus for iPhone and iPad
Gone are the days when Apple systems were naturally secure against digital threats — if that ever really was true. In the mobile world, the popularity of iPhones, along with the idea of greater purchasing power of their users, joins Apple's leap into the corporate world with iPadOS, turning their devices into interesting baits for criminals.
We're talking about a hybrid world where many people use tablets to work from home and smartphones have become an extension of our wallet, computer, documents and absolutely every aspect of people's lives. Furthermore, along with the idea of security, so are the days when the dangers were limited to viruses, with ad trackers, spy software and even wireless interceptors posing a major threat.
On the other hand, both iOS and iPadOS are more closed systems, which makes the security software themselves have to work a little differently as well. For example, file scans and installation monitoring are left out, so that functions such as web threat monitoring and the provision of VPN services are highlighted, among other examples of features that protect users from external threats.
Check out the best antivirus options available on iPhone and iPad now:
5. Bitdefender Mobile Security
We started the list with an award-winning option, a four-time product of the year ranking champion from AV-Comparatives, one of the world's top security software review sites. Bitdefender's solution for iOS and iPadOS has privacy as its main focus, trying to ensure that the user has a safe and secure browsing, as well as their personal data as well.
The company calls attention to its VPN services, which in the free version provide 200MB of free traffic per day, and the web protection platform, which works from any browser to block ad trackers and detect malicious pages, which may be being used for the application of scams. There is also a system that analyzes passwords and credentials saved on the device, looking for compromises or leaks.
Bitdefender Mobile Security can be tried for up to 14 days with all its features.
4. Norton Mobile Security
Another option always recommended among the paid versions of security apps for iOS, this one is also focused on online security, focusing on user data and protecting their browsing. It differentiates this solution from others, however, the system updates notifications system, which alerts about the presence of outdated software, especially when security holes that require an update are detected.
In its simplest version, dubbed Norton Mobile Security, the emphasis is on web browsing, with the app performing checks on Wi-Fi, warning of dangerous networks or networks that allow interception, and also detecting malicious websites. Protection also extends to links received by email, social networks, instant messengers, SMS or available in the software. Subscription costs R$29 per year.
Those who prefer can also count on a more complete package, Norton 360 Deluxe, which includes password manager, secure VPN, additional protections against online threats and other options available on the PC, such as parental control, monitoring of camera or microphone misuse and 50GB of cloud storage space.