Block scams and protect your privacy with Malwarebytes. Block disruptions like:
• 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
Premium ($1.49 per month, or $11.99 per year)
• 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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Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at the end of the 30-day trial period. Your subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. You will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period at $11.99/year, or $1.49/month. Go to your Account Settings in iTunes to manage your subscription or turn off auto-renewal after purchase. Any unused portion of the free trial period will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription to that publication, where applicable. No partial refunds.
• Extended SMS filtering to support Transactions and Promotions for iOS 14 and above
• 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
Works but clunky activation process
So I was recommended this app because it supposed to work well. I installed it and only the ad blocking is free the web protect and call blocking are premium features. It's cheap though so I went premium and one fingerprint later I was up and running, or so I thought. She asked me afterward if I had activated it. I said yes, already paid for it. She launch the app on my phone and said no, you still have to activate. That's really annoying to have to turn on a feature that I specifically just paid for on an app whose sole purpose is to do just that. Especially since after I paid there was no prompt that says I have to go and activate the features. More annoying but granted could be an Apple restriction is the fact that clicking activate really is just a pop up telling how to go into settings to make the changes.
Ideally after you paid you should get a prompt that says "would you like to enable so and so..." Click yes and you're done. But again that could be a restriction Apple placed on the process.
One other thing, I now have to use Safari since it doesn't work with chrome which is my default browser. I think you should at least support the top 2-3 browsers instead of just Safari.
Developer Response ,
Part of that has to do with Apple's requirements for turning these features on. We can't do it for you initially, so you do have to manually turn those features on in the Settings app. However, I appreciate the feedback, and we'll look into making it more clear that this remains to be done after completing a purchase. For protection in Chrome, unfortunately, we had a solution that would let us protect all apps on the device, but Apple would not allow that solution in the App Store.
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