TotalAV App and Its Real Value for iOS

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  • #10527
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    So a few Antivirus type apps have started to appear on the App Store over the last couple of years including TotalAV which includes a Free version also

    Reading the sales pitch from TotalAV, you would assume this App is a good tool to have in the fight against data theft, Virus and online security generally, but apart from a VPN (paid version) option, do these Apps really offer any benefits given Apple’s efforts to creat such  secure product out of the box ?

    Being a iPhone and Macbook owner (and Windows) I have assumed Apple is safe and Viruses / Worms are a rear thing indeed.

    So I read a few articles online and quickly came to the conclusion that installing third party apps could cause more problems than they solve and use valuable system resources.

    Below is a post from discussions.apple.com where the following is recommended and for myself, job done and all at no financial cost 

    macOS – Security – Apple

    Protect your Mac from malware – Apple Support

    Set up your Mac to be secure – Apple Support

    Effective defenses against malware and ot… – Apple Community

     

    Apple Inc.

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #10627
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    However, if you are running a Jailbroken device, then you can download Apps from non official sources and as this bypasses Apple’s App Store’s Approval processes, the likely hood is increased of a Worm or Virus which can infect your iOS Device.

    Technically speaking, a virus is a piece of code that inserts itself into another program, whereas a worm is a standalone program in its own right; both seek to propagate themselves by hijacking messaging applications or via social engineering.

    In either case, iOS’s sandbox structure should prevent the malware attack from getting access to other applications (in order to spread itself) or to the underlying operating system.

    “Defence-in-Depth”

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

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    Test Tim
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    this is a test

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