Malwarebytes, the security app has been there on the Android platform for quite some time now, the company has now released the iOS version for iPhones too. The app is free to download from the Apple App Store, an there are premium features available too, for which users will have to pay additional monthly subscription charges.
Unlike Android, the iOS platform is at less risk from malware, thanks to Apple’s walled-garden, but that doesn’t mean they are completely safe. iPhone uses are always at the threat of scam websites, fraudulent texts, spam calls and inappropriate ads. Malwarebytes keeps users safe from these threats. Users can try out the premium features free for a period of 30-days, after which they can continue with a monthly subscription by paying $1.49 per month (approximately Rs 100), or a yearly subscription of $11.99 (approximately Rs 850).
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“Our customers rely on Malwarebytes solutions to keep them safe and we’re excited to offer a new product to help protect against scams and other annoyances that target their iOS devices. We are pleased to be able to deliver a unique mobile product that goes far beyond simple browsing protection. This new offering is the only iOS security software that combines protection from fraudulent calls, scam texts and malicious websites in one convenient app, while also blocking intrusive ads and ad trackers that invade your privacy,” said Thomas Reed, director of Mac and Mobile at Malwarebytes.
With the free version, you get two features – ad blocking and text message filtering. Ad blocking offers protection from ad trackers that log user’s online behavior and surfing history. Whereas, text message filtering keeps fraudulent texts and links from scammers away in a junk folder.
The premium version, on the other hand, offers web protection to keep fraudulent sites and phishing attacks away. There is also call protection feature that blocks incoming calls and offers caller-ID warnings when a suspected ‘spoofed’ call is detected.
Malwarebytes app for iOS is also available for iPads and iPod touch, but it is mainly optimized for iPhones. Sadly, the app is only available in the US as of now, with no other way to download in other regions.