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Malwarebytes Mobile Security: protecting your iOS devices

Malwarebytes brings their virus and malware blocking capabilities to iOS devices with their mobile security offering.

Protecting your iPhone or iPad

Malwarebytes’ move into the mobile devices market sees them bring their reputation for effective virus and malware protection on desktop computers to devices like iPhones and iPads. The app offers protection from a range of nefarious things, such as phishing scams, spam phone calls, and, of course, viruses.

Not just virus protection

The move from desktop operating systems to mobile devices introduces new challenges for security apps like Malwarebytes Mobile Security. This app protects against the things you’d expect, like phishing scams and deceptive websites, but it also introduces features like the ability to ignore fraudulent text messages, and flag calls from suspected scammers.

Premium protection at premium rates

While the free service provided by this app is very capable, it is worth noting you will have to subscribe to Malwarebytes’ premium plan to get the full range of benefits. It is also worth noting that, while the protection against things like suspicious emails is as good as their desktop equivalent, fraudulent text and spam call detection is not always the most reliable, with many users complaining that legitimate calls were ignored because the number was not stored in their phone.

Is Malwarebytes Mobile good?

Malwarebytes Mobile compares favourably to alternatives like Go Security, and works well with other security applications, like AVG Vault, making it a robust option for mobile security. That being said, it is not without its flaws. You can try the premium service free for thirty days, however.

PROS

  • The free version is a very effective antivirus
  • Quick virus scan times
  • Does not noticeably slow down the device
  • Comprehensive database of viruses and malware that is regularly updated

CONS

  • Activation process can be a little cumbersome
  • Only offers protection in the Safari Browser on iOS
  • Spam call detection can be unreliable

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