Avast for iOS


dictoresno

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i dont see the need for any ios antivirus at all acually. especially not for $2.99 a month when ive never had an issue, nor has anyone else in everday use.
 

Menel

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Anyone use Avast's SecureLine for iOS on any of their iDevices? Any value-add or, more importantly, any poblems?

As soon as I do a back-up, I'm considering trying it on my iPhone first.

http://www.avast.com/en-us/index
I don't use it, I run my own private VPN server hosted within my DDWRT router. It's not a top notch solution, very basic solution, but some peace of mind for me on the cheap.

SecureLine has much more value-add in above the basic encrypted VPN. Virus scanning on the server side is meh, but webphishing url checking, and Ad serving blocking is intriguing.

The app delivers a Profile Certificate, then negotiates the OS establishing a VPN link. All your apps, and browsing from native Safari go through their servers for the scanning, protection, and blocking ad servers. It's a really clever service if you spend a lot of time looking at financial records and sensitive data on public hotspots.

i dont see the need for any ios antivirus at all acually. especially not for $2.99 a month when ive never had an issue, nor has anyone else in everday use.
Even if it was needed iOS is so sandboxed I doubt Avast could actually do anything meaningful.
Not needed in my opinion.
Wow, 3 people in a row, responded without realizing the OP was asking about a secure networking solution.
 

dictoresno

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Wow, 3 people in a row, responded without realizing the OP was asking about a secure networking solution.
he posted a link to the general avast homepage. he made no mention of securing a network connection. someone actually needs to goto the website, find the app to figure out exactly what its used for, then deduce what he was needing it for. 9/10 people will see avast and assume he wants it for virus protection, not networking. he shouldve been more specific.
 

Menel

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I don't use it, I run my own private VPN server hosted within my DDWRT router. It's not a top notch solution, very basic solution, but some peace of mind for me on the cheap.

SecureLine has much more value-add in above the basic encrypted VPN. Virus scanning on the server side is meh, but webphishing url checking, and Ad serving blocking is intriguing.

The app delivers a Profile Certificate, then negotiates the OS establishing a VPN link. All your apps, and browsing from native Safari go through their servers for the scanning, protection, and blocking ad servers. It's a really clever service if you spend a lot of time looking at financial records and sensitive data on public hotspots.






Wow, 3 people in a row, responded without realizing the OP was asking about a secure networking solution.
http://www.avast.com/secureline-ios

Secure your mobile Apple communications on public Wi-Fi
Public/Open Wi-Fi networks, regardless how good your security software, can be easily compromised by a hacker with access to the same network. avast! SecureLine secures your iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch communications through a private encryption ‘tunnel’ – to keep hackers from stealing your data from the airwaves.
this you can get with any VPN.

This is their value add-in
Lower your data usage
With our iOS security app, you can compress your data to lower your monthly data usage, ensuring cost savings and worry-free browsing.

Block phishing web-links
SecureLine’s phishing filter helps protect you from getting scammed – as Apple devices are increasingly targeted by hackers because of their user demographics (e.g. average income and education levels).

Clean your screen
Our Ad Blocker filters out advertisements, to ensure a cleaner web-browsing experience.


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he posted a link to the general avast homepage. he made no mention of securing a network connection. someone actually needs to goto the website, find the app to figure out exactly what its used for, then deduce what he was needing it for. 9/10 people will see avast and assume he wants it for virus protection, not networking. he shouldve been more specific.
His post specifically said "Avast SecureLine".

There is an old saying about assuming... but maybe it doesn't apply when no one had to assume because the details were there.
 

sosjohn

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avast for ios

see if this is specific enough: I use AVAST on an android phone because I am singularly worried about a thief gaining access to the device, then using emails to access other personal information. As we all know, the way to get into any website is through the reset via email approach. So I like AVAST's secondary PIN number entry for specific app I choose on the droid (e.g. protect email, don't bother with the MLB app, etc.). AVAST also has cool anti-theft features.
Therefore, I want the same features on the iPAD. I want a SECONDARY PIN request before I can launch email on the iPAD.
 

C DM

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see if this is specific enough: I use AVAST on an android phone because I am singularly worried about a thief gaining access to the device, then using emails to access other personal information. As we all know, the way to get into any website is through the reset via email approach. So I like AVAST's secondary PIN number entry for specific app I choose on the droid (e.g. protect email, don't bother with the MLB app, etc.). AVAST also has cool anti-theft features.
Therefore, I want the same features on the iPAD. I want a SECONDARY PIN request before I can launch email on the iPAD.
Features like that are not available on iOS with the exception of just using another app for email that has a passcode feature in it or perhaps jailbreaking and installing a tweak that provides that type of (per app password protection) functionality.