TotalAV Review – iPhone

Score
9.8
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Score 9.8

Threat Protection

  • 24/7 Protection- real-time scanning
  • Protection against: trojans, malware, adware, spyware, ransomware, and phishing scams
  • Remote firewall protection
Plans & Prices:
  • Antivirus Pro 2020- AU$19 per year for three devices
  • Internet Security 2020- AU$39 per year for five devices
  • Total Security 2020- AU$59 per year for six devices

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Intro

Most of us are well-informed about the need to secure our computers with some kind of antivirus system, in order to protect it from a data breach, infectious files, even a steal. Most of us even have at least some level of protection for PC or Mac computers installed, but when it comes to smartphones, people are surprisingly more careless, even clueless.

You probably might think that, unlike desktop computers, smartphones don’t need any antivirus software. Especially if it’s an iPhone because it’s safe and secure on its own, right? Or is it?

It was true once, but many years that Apple smartphones are booming the market, the bad guys were also upgrading their skills.

Business Insider and Fortune both claimed that Apple devices are now less secure than they once were and that there is some malware that can completely freeze Apple devices, including iPhones and iPads.

Safe to say that the main reason for security software is to help you avoid your own mistakes: installing apps and opening files that are not what they appear to be. Antivirus will detect the suspicious and potentially dangerous software and won’t let you use it before any harm is made. And now that all of our banking and passwords are on our iPhones, the damages can be dramatic.

So even when there’s no technical threat to your iPhone device, every one of us can fall victim to this kind of fraud. Moreover, a mobile device is much more private and “on the move” all the time, which means unsecured network connections, pop-up notifications, we open without thinking, links from social networks and so on.

So for the price of a cup of an extra cup of a cappuccino a week, it only makes sense to safeguard your favorite iPhone with protective software, once and for all.

TotalAV is one of the most cost-beneficial antivirus software for iPhone providers. The software provides you with complete digital home protection by keeping your iOS operated devices safe from malware, adware, spyware, and other malicious threats.

During our research on antivirus software, we’ve identified five key criteria for you to consider when choosing an antivirus software: 1. Threat Protection 2. Resource consumption 3. 24/7 protection/real-time scanning 4. Extra protection features 5. Platforms/Devices accessibility. Our reviews will examine each antivirus software in accordance with how well it delivers on these five criteria.

How TotalAV meets the 5 criteria?

1. Threat Protection

Malware Protection
The system is designed to detect malicious software like viruses, adware or spyware on iPhones and iPads and remove it.

Spyware Protection
Spyware can secretly monitor your actions on your device, capture passwords, banking credentials, and credit card details. TotalAV is capable of recognizing such programs, block and remove them.

Web Protection
The system is scanning along as you’re surfing the Internet, detecting which websites are safe to visit & blocking the possibly dangerous websites and downloads.

Phishing Websites Protection
TotalAV is capable of recognizing and blocking fake & “spoof” websites, specifically created to steal your personal data, for example by sending you a fake email or message with a link.

Adware Protection
Adware is less dangerous, but it is still nothing else than malicious software that uses your computer resources to automatically display or download advertising materials such as banners or pop-ups. This both slows down your device and usually hinders your surfing experience. TotalAV is capable of blocking and removing such programs as well.

2. Resource Consumption

Yes, like any other antivirus software, TotalAV will also consume some of your system resources and can possibly slow it down a little… But, the software contains a system boost and disc cleaner as a part of the package. What does it actually mean?

Over time even the flagship iPhone will naturally slow down anyway. Cache and cookies, startup applications, duplicates, old, damaged & junk-files, not completely deleted programs — all that could and will significantly slow down your OS system.

iPhone Cleaner Tools of TotalAV identify the system errors and programs impacting your device’s performance; optimize, clean and delete the junk. As a result, you won’t recognize the slow down from the software. Quite the opposite, there’s a big chance you will even feel the upgrade as a result of its activity.

3. 24/7 Real-time Scanning

TotalAV antivirus software is constantly running in the background and monitoring your iOS system, as long as the device is on, detecting & blocking the malware before it gets on your hard-drive. In addition to that, it offers a scheduled scan option where you can set up a weekly, fortnightly or monthly extensive full scans.

4. Extra Protection Features

  • VPN Internet Security. Make your browsing experience fully anonymous with Safe Browsing (VPN) on the move. (Safe Browsing VPN is sold separately)
  • Battery Monitor will provide you with the actual battery life status on your iPad and which applications are using the most of the phone’s resources. iPads with their high-quality touch screens, GPS, Wi-Fi, cameras, and apps have a huge impact on your battery life. Using Battery Monitor is a good way to keep track of the apps or functions that may need disabling if you need to conserve battery.

  • TotalAV Photo Manager helps to clean your iOS Photo Library from junk, by deleting unnecessary duplicate pictures, filtered photos, and screenshots you don’t need anymore. The scan searches your iPad Photo Library and highlights the photos that you might not want, allowing you to remove them at the click of a button.

5. Platforms/Devices Accessibility

TotalAV requires iOS 8.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
It is a cross-platform solution, meaning that by purchasing one package and signing-up for one account — you are getting full coverage for all of your iMac, Macbook, iPad, or iPhone devices.

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User Experience

TotalAV iPhone gets your iPhone optimized in no time.

TotalAV will give you the following functions:

– Photo and space optimization

– Battery Monitor

Once you’ve downloaded and installed TotalAV from the App Store, launch the app, which is self-manageable and easy to use. The interface is intuitive and self-explanatory.

Plans/Rates

Antivirus Pro

AU$19 / year

  • Entry-level protection
  • All the main features
  • 3 devices

Internet Security

AU$39 / year

  • Most popular package
  • All the main features
  • 5 devices
  • Safe Password Vault

Total Security

AU$59 / year

  • Complete edition
  • All the main features
  • 6 devices
  • Safe Password Vault
  • Smartphone Optimizer & Protection
  •  24/7 Priority Super-Fast Support

Support and Customer Service

The TotalAV customer service is what makes the product from good to great. Multiple contact channels are available, letting you receive the needed information easily.
Except for the standard E-mail support, the 24/7 phone hotline and an online live chat are at your service. There’s even an option to upgrade your experience with Priority Support feature, boosting your request right to the top of the queue.

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Impressive protection capabilities
  • User-friendly interface
  • Various useful extra features
  • Very cheap for the Initial Term
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
Cons
  • Web Shield requires separate installation & supports only Chrome and Firefox

Bottom Line

TotalAV is one of the most cost-beneficial antivirus software for iPhone smartphones. TotalAV is easy to use and includes a free full iOS system virus & security check. TotalAV has a lot to offer — both technology and features wise. Impressive package and reviews make us think it is a strong player in the competitive antivirus software market.