Onavo Protect helps keep you and your data safe when you browse and share information on the web. This powerful app helps keep you safe by understanding when you visit potentially malicious or harmful websites and giving you a warning. It also helps keep your details secure when you login to websites or enter personal information such as bank accounts and credit card numbers.

Onavo Protect works to:

• Warn you when you visit potentially malicious or harmful sites
• Help secure your personal information when you're on public Wi-Fi
• Add an extra layer of protection to all of your mobile data traffic by using our VPN

How it works

To provide this layer of protection, Onavo uses a VPN to establish a secure connection to direct all of your network communications through Onavo’s servers. As part of this process, Onavo collects your mobile data traffic. This helps us improve and operate the Onavo service by analyzing your use of websites, apps and data. Because we're part of Facebook, we also use this info to improve Facebook products and services, gain insights into the products and services people value, and build better experiences.

What's New

Version 1.27

- Bug fixes and stability improvements

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Ratings and Reviews

4 out of 5

1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

Spyware for Facebook


Facebook is quite afraid of losing dominance in the publishing, data mining, and advertising business. They bought Onavo for one purpose: to identify popular app and web trends early to give Facebook a chance to buy popular companies or steal their popular features. As a user of this app, ALL of your web and app traffic will be analyzed by Facebook for this purpose.

Is the trade off worth it to use a free VPN? The only ‘protection’ this app offers is to obscure your unencrypted internet traffic from your ISP and other users on shared WiFi. Very few websites transmit logins, tokens, or keys unencrypted these days and the next WiFi standard will prevent users of the same access point from seeing each other’s traffic. iOS already offers fraudulent website warnings which makes the last feature of this app an unnecessary duplication.

Apple should change their developer agreement to ban the sort of data collection this app pursues.



Currently Facebook can only take your information when using their apps however this app or more specifically the company listed as its creator was acquired by FB last year this app allow Facebook to take information from you in other apps. Which is why its free. The money they make by tracking trends as well as information the sell to advertisers more than covers your app, its maintenance and upkeep. If it’s too good to be true and even more obvious if it’s owned by Facebook there’s a catch. So if you’re cool with Facebook collections information outside the Facebook app then have fun. You should also be aware that iPhones while not impossible but it’s very rare for them to get a virus. So much so Apple actually discourages you from spending money on anti virus software unless you enjoy wasting your money.

This ain’t kids stuff...This is a serious professional app


Corporate HQ Location says it all...This app and service is The ONLY Serious professional security app out there that has the end users best interest in focus. Think about this- when considering:
Who is the Most Proficient when it comes to cutting edge security and security technology?
Who has AND does have you back as an end user an Not the bottom line for corporate dollars?
I’m going to feel a million times better online on my iPhone and iPad from now on,now that I’ve found and installed this app


Onavo, Inc.
25.2 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright © 2013 Onavo Mobile Ltd.


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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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