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• Phishing scams, tech support scams, and other malicious sites
• Deceptive sites and other forms of suspicious content
• Calls from known and suspected scammers
• Ads and ad trackers which watch your behavior online
• Fraudulent text messages
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• Block phishing sites, online scams, and other malicious sites with Web Protection. Browse the Internet with Safari without worrying about accidentally visiting a fraudulent site.
• Ignore fraudulent calls with Call Protection. Get caller ID warnings or block incoming calls from known and suspected scammers, including “spoofing” calls that make their number appear similar to yours. Answer the calls that matter and skip the ones that don’t.
• Block intrusive ads in Safari with Ad Blocking. Stop ad trackers from watching your behavior online and sending you targeted advertising. Browse the Internet with fewer distractions.
• Ignore suspicious texts with Text Message Filtering. Forward fraudulent texts to a junk folder sent from a list of known scammers or containing phishing links. Focus on the messages that matter to you.
The current app is optimized for iPhone, but iPad and iPod users can still take advantage of Web Protection and Ad Blocking for a cleaner Internet experience in Safari. Future updates will include user interface improvements for iPad and iPod users.
Does Family Sharing cover premium features?
No. Family Sharing only works on the free version of Malwarebytes for iOS. Premium features are limited to the purchaser’s Apple ID. To learn more about Family Sharing restrictions, head to the following link: https://support.apple.com/HT203046
I already purchased a multi-device Malwarebytes license, can I use it on Malwarebytes for iOS?
No. iOS apps, like Malwarebytes for iOS, are only available on the App Store. If you have an unused product license that you'd like to use on Malwarebytes for iOS, please contact Malwarebytes support at Support-iOS@Malwarebytes.com to learn about your options.
I already use Malwarebytes for my computer, can I just add an iOS device to my plan?
No. Malwarebytes for iOS must be purchased on the App Store.
Why doesn’t Malwarebytes for iOS include a malware scanner?
It is not possible for an iOS app to scan for malware. Fortunately, the risk of getting malware on an iOS device is extremely low and Apple has a stringent review process regarding app admission into the App Store.
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• Added support for iOS 14
• Fixed a validation message for an invalid phone number added to whitelist
• Fixed an issue with invalid link validation message shown twice
• Minor bug fixes and improvements
Ratings and Reviews
The best malware program
I don’t typically write reviews but this program deserves an excellent review. I have been using Malwarebytes for years, first as a freeware and then to premium version 5 or 6 years ago. First used on my home and (former) business desktops and laptops, and now on my iphone (iOS). Since using Malwarebytes I’ve never had a problem with viruses, malware, unwanted adware, or other software problems. I did have some viruses come through on “friendly” email and that prompted me to switch from free to premium version. Again that was about 5-6 years ago. Since then, no more trouble online or off. I also have high praises for the staff at Malwarebytes. They have been extremely responsive to any issues I’ve had (mostly concerning issues with loading key codes and billing errors on my part), and always courteous. I’ve used other malware software, both on business equipment and home equipment, over the years but none have been as outstanding in protecting my equipment as Malwarebytes. I would give them 10 stars if I could. An added note: the free version is excellent but I recommend the premium version for full online protection. It’s worth the few bucks it cost per year.
Developer Response ,
Thanks a lot for your lovely words!
Off to a bad start
Signed up for the annual subscription and went to activate web protection and ad blocking per their directions and button wouldn’t slide to enable either. Turned phone off and on and still wouldn’t slide. Canceled shortly thereafter as not doing what they claim. iPhone 8 Plus with latest update.
UPDATE: Ok, you people are the best like your product. Everything is working now and I’ll be signing up for premium service. I don’t remember how long I’ve used Malwarebytes on my laptops/desktops, but it’s been the best ever without a doubt. That’s why I’m so glad that it’s finally available for iPhones.
UPDATE 2: I had a problem when I put the latest iOS update on phone. It was saying I had the free version which I knew I didn’t. Just as confusing was the next day it was back to the paid version which I knew I had. Some glitch
In the updating process I’m guessing. But, as always, Malwarebytes is the best and working as expected.
Update 3: This app has been the best antivirus app ever. On all my devices and works as I want it to for scanning on a schedule. It is a definite 5 star app worth the money.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your feedback. Note that Restrictions on your device will cause this. See https://support.malwarebytes.com/docs/DOC-2488
If that doesn't work, we would like to help. Could you get in touch with us using this link? http://bit.ly/2wFbAXv
Misses a critical malicious safari extension containing malware
MWB misses a Malicious safari extension containing malware. I received your response - I have already removed it myself, I don’t need to deal with your company ever again. I am a cyber security professional & an ethical one at that. In your response you blame Apple for not allowing you access to the full system. That means you intentionally provided false information when you sent a notification to enable system access.
Since I posted the review, a much more alarming issue came to my attention - and that is sad that you used to be a decent company & you are not anymore. As I said, I am a cyber security professional. I also help women who were affected by cyber crimes pro bono. And I just found out that you still tell people on your forum it’s “all in their head” or give bogus reasons when people, especially women, ask about somebody else knowing their info that they hadn’t shared - you actually just tell them it’s likely their passwords aren’t good enough etc - when you know fully well that stalker-ware/ spyware apps are being used & the kind of damage they do - yet you dismiss concerns putting people’s lives at risk. It’s unfathomable to me. I used to be a very loyal supporter of malware bytes & genuinely thought very highly of you & recommended you to everybody. I don’t know how you went from a trusted ethical company to what you are now. It’s very disappointing.
Developer Response ,
Hi there. Thank you for reporting this to us.
Malwarebytes for iOS is currently can't be used to scan and remove malware from iOS devices, because of Apple's restrictions on our app.
Could you send this to our support team? They'll be able to have a look at the extension and help you out. They can be contacted on support.malwarebytes.com
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