jetman

Level 7
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I have Kaspersky Internet Security which is available on iOS. I see that it is also possible to download Kaspersky Cloud Free for these devices.

However- what do they do exactly ?

My understanding is that Apple does not allow antivirus products within the App store- mainly because applications are sandboxed and malware is very rare in iOS.
 

SecureKongo

Level 4
most "antivirus programs" on IOS are checking if your phone is up-to-date or jailbroken and offer a VPN with a function to block malicious websites. This is actually kinda useless as there is pretty much no malware that is able to infect an IOS device from a website. So it's not a real antivirus that scans your device for malware in real time. As far as i know apple runs every app within a sandbox which prevents malware from doing any damage to your phone which makes an antivirus unnecessary. Kaspersky also has a tool that can check if your email has been compromised which also isn't a must have imo as there are free websites where you can do the same. If you ask me the only apps that can really enhance your security and privacy on IOS are content blockers and standalone vpn's.
 

Gandalf_The_Grey

Level 36
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From Kaspersky:
Despite not having an antivirus engine, Kaspersky Security Cloud for iOS provides some very useful security enhancements such as a built-in VPN that offers to activate itself when it finds the connection is not secure, notifications about relevant security incidents, and a tool that checks for weak system settings. We round those out with our Password Manager and, in the Family version, Kaspersky Safe Kids, our advanced parental control tool. That should keep you on the safe side.
 

Spawn

Administrator
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Generally you can find out what an app does from the description.

 

Spawn

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Considering you don't understand what Kaspersky does for iOS users. I recommend to continue using Kaspersky on the PC, and switch to using a dedicated app for a VPN and Password Manager.

A privacy VPN can provide private and security-focused connections over WiFi and 4G/5G, for all apps on your device.

A dedicated Password Manager can provide extra services for data leaks such as exposed databases where sensitive PII is leaked or sold.

Using independent services allows you the freedom to make your own decisions on your own terms, instead of a contract with an All in One solution.
 

Vitali Ortzi

Level 20
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most "antivirus programs" on IOS are checking if your phone is up-to-date or jailbroken and offer a VPN with a function to block malicious websites. This is actually kinda useless as there is pretty much no malware that is able to infect an IOS device from a website. So it's not a real antivirus that scans your device for malware in real time. As far as i know apple runs every app within a sandbox which prevents malware from doing any damage to your phone which makes an antivirus unnecessary. Kaspersky also has a tool that can check if your email has been compromised which also isn't a must have imo as there are free websites where you can do the same. If you ask me the only apps that can really enhance your security and privacy on IOS are content blockers and standalone vpn's.
Yeah but the jailbreak detection is useless as well as all other features of any iOS security product as even using third-party sdks wich are forbidden by apple can't really detect jailbreak status or malware on a iOS device .
And about anti theft there is little you can do even with the superior built in anti theft aka find my iphone
 
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