How to protect your computer online against viruses and spyware

Home Cyber Security Computer Security Computer Virus Computer Spyware Computer Privacy Computer Software Internet Security


How to Protect Your iPhone from Viruses

Five ways to protect your iPhone from online threats

Even though Apple is not known for being susceptible to attacks from viruses (at least, not as susceptible as Windows products), there is still a risk, even when you are using your iPhone. Thankfully, though, there are steps that you can take to effectively protect your iPhone from potential virus attacks.

Are you ready to start implementing strategies that will protect your iPhone? Continue reading to learn more, especially if you are planning on unlocking your iPhone with the help of

Holding iPhone in hand, while choosing icons
Although Apple is not particularly susceptible to viruses, there are still
certain online
threats to protect your phone against. (Image by

Keep Your Device Updated At All Times

To really keep your iPhone secure from the threat of virus attacks, you should always maintain the latest updates, so keep an eye on your smartphone for alerts. Regularly updating your iOS will ensure that you patch up any security holes before they become a problem and leave you vulnerable to attacks, so do not put off installing any updates that you are alerted to.

Avoid Attaching Your iPhone to Unsecure Computers

If you connect your iPhone to a computer, you can become more susceptible to malware infections. The same holds true for when you connect your smartphone to a USB charger. Therefore, unless you are absolutely sure that the computer or the USB charger is safe, you should avoid making the connection at all. This is especially important because malware and viruses that are present on a PC or a Mac could work invisibly, so you may not be aware that there is a problem until it is too late.

Download a Security and Antivirus App

There are now many apps that provide added security to any iPhone user, thanks to their ability to scan your smartphone for threats and remove them before they become an issue. Some of the top antivirus apps for the iPhone include McAfee Threat Intelligence Mobile, Norton Security, Lookout Mobile Security, Virus Barrier, Intego, and Avira Mobile Security, amongst many others.

Download your preferred choice and make sure you keep the app updated at all times so that it can scan for the latest threats.

An Apple PC and a tablet on computer desk, with a glass of water
One of the important precautions when using iPhone and other mobile devices is not to connect them to an unsecure computer. (Image by

Avoid the Use of Pirated Software

No matter how tempting it may be, never use any pirated software on your iPhone. Also avoid any software that promises that it will install pirated apps for your iOS. In addition to keeping your iOS updated at all times, avoiding pirated software will also keep your smartphone safe.

Be Careful When It Comes to What Apps You Download

Be aware that some apps aren't safe for download, so only download those apps that are created for the latest iOS and that are made by reputable creators. Apple will remove apps that it deems unsafe or that do not really do as they promise, but you could leave yourself vulnerable to attacks if you download apps that do not have the latest security features.

Because you have so much personal information, from photos to emails and more, stored on your iPhone, and because you rely upon your smartphone for everyday tasks, protecting it from viruses is imperative.

  Online security for mobile devices
A person using mobile phone Protect iPhone From Viruses - Small online business can be easily started, but you need to take internet security steps, too.
Stay Secure While Traveling - These days it's easy to keep in touch when traveling, as long as you protect your devices.