Avast SecureMe for iOS: FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
Avast SecureMe is an app that evaluates the network security. It contains Wi-Fi Security feature that checks for vulnerabilities such as routers with weak passwords, unsecured wireless networks. It also includes a basic VPN service that guarantees the safety when a device is connected to a public network.
Download and Installation
Features and Settings
General Questions and Troubleshooting
What are the system requirements for SecureMe?
You can install and run the latest version of Avast SecureMe on any device capable of running operating systems iOS 8.0 or later version.
Avast SecureMe supports iPhone and iPod touch devices.
Avast SecureMe is not supported and cannot be installed or run on Android, Symbian, Microsoft Windows Phone/Mobile, Bada, WebOS, or any mobile operating system other than iOS.
How can I download Avast SecureMe?
Avast SecureMe for iOS is available to download via Apple App Store.
How can I install Avast SecureMe?
The easiest method of Avast SecureMe installation is via Apple App Store:
- Open the Apple App Store in your iOS device and search for Avast SecureMe using the keyword
avast, or open this page in your Internet browser:
- Tap on the GET button or the cloud icon in the upper-right corner and install the app.
How can I uninstall Avast SecureMe?
To remove Avast SecureMe:
- Go to the main screen of your device. Press and hold the Avast SecureMe icon for a few seconds.
- Tap the small cross which appears in the upper-left corner of the icon.
- Confirm that you want to remove the app.
What are Trusted Wi-Fi networks?
Avast SecureMe gives you the possibility to label the Wi-Fi networks that you frequently use as trusted. The network that was marked as trusted will not be scanned every time. When you are connected to the network, tap Mark as trusted. The list of Trusted Wi-Fi networks can be found in Settings (gear icon on the main screen).
How does Avast SecureMe work?
Once you are connected to Wi-Fi network, Avast SecureMe offers you to Scan Wi-Fi. Security status of the scanned network is displayed on the main screen of the app. If the scan found any issues, you can see the information that the network is vulnerable.
To protect your device and data:
- Tap Found issues to find out what exactly can cause the issue.
- Tap SecureMe.
- SecureMe offers you to install your configuration profile. Tap Install Profile.
- Tap Allow to add VPN configurations.
- Tap Sure! if you want to allow the app to remind you the next time when you will be connected to a public Wi-Fi.
- Tap OK to allow SecureMe to send you notifications.
Your connection is secure now.
What kind of issues can Avast SecureMe find?
Avast SecureMe can scan the network and find issues related to the Internet connection and Web browsing security. It scans for weak passwords, unsecured wireless networks, and routers with vulnerabilities that could be exploited by hackers. Connecting to public Wi-Fi networks, for example in coffee shops, airports or other places with open hotspots exposes you to the risk of data theft. Thanks to the VPN service, SecureMe can help you to keep your personal data and every other important files private.
What is the difference between Avast SecureMe and Avast SecureLine VPN?
SecureMe evaluates the network security. The Wi-Fi Security feature is able to check the network for the most frequent vulnerabilities. SecureMe provides you also with the basic VPN service to protect your data, when you are connected to a public network.
Avast SecureLine is our most advanced VPN service that allows you to connect to the Internet via an encrypted tunnel to protect your online identity from eavesdropping. It provides security for your data after it leaves your computer and anonymizes your Internet activity. Unlike SecureMe, it gives you a possibility to select the location of the VPN server, for example when you want to gain access to content that is restricted in your location. SecureLine VPN also offers you to reconnect automatically when you need to switch between the networks. SecureMe does not include this option.