Onavo Protect - VPN Security Review
Release Date: March 25, 2013
Great idea, just one suggestion (by p4gs on Mon, 13 May 2013 02:45:00)
I think this is a fantastic idea for adding more security to iOS. I do think this app could benefit from added flexibility, though. It would be nice if users could add trusted WiFi networks to a white list that would be used by Protect to disable the VPN connection when users are on those trusted WiFi networks. This would reduce strain on your servers as well as enhance users' overall experience with the app.
Delete for IPhone 5/ do not load on phone (by Breeooop on Sun, 12 May 2013 23:05:00)
Sorry if this is the second posting I think what I just wrote deleted. There is a way to remove it from your iPhone 5. Place the app in the area that it is not receiving notifications. Once there you'll see an arrow. Click on the arrow and it will take you to a page that says remove app. It's a big red button saying remove. Hope this helps this is a very poor app. Was not able to download simple game applications, Could not play my game that I have been playing consistently before I downloaded this application, And could not surf well on the web. Warning do not download this application for the iPhone 5 you will regret it.
Uninstall and remove profile (by Timothy Kaiser on Sun, 12 May 2013 20:52:00)
Slowed my connection down horribly made my favorite browser unable to even open. Slow as crap. Not recommended horrible security app. Wish I could rate 0 stars messed with phone uncontrollable
UNINSTALLED! (by Techiexto on Sun, 12 May 2013 16:00:00)
It takes forever to browse, increase battery life and it doesn't work or do its job. GONE.
Poor App and Cannot Remove It (by Tomatoestoday on Sun, 12 May 2013 15:16:00)
I should have listened to all of the advice from low star reviews. I didn't and experiencing all negatives. Eats up battery, don't find value in this app and can't get it removed from my iPhone 5. Thanks to those who left directions for how to at least shut it off in settings. Learned my lesson to be more careful of what apps I download!
Great Protection for WiFi!!! (by Datlh on Sun, 12 May 2013 15:02:00)
I feel secure when I am using wifi services. This app helps protects my iPad! Well worth it!
Helpful for me! (by Bearded2one on Sun, 12 May 2013 14:42:00)
I have had no problems with this app. In fact, I appreciate what it does for my security on my iPhone.
Buggy and difficult to remove (by Kinz62 on Sun, 12 May 2013 14:36:00)
Installed on iPhone 5 and I could no longer connect to websites. Deleted the app and it still tried to connect via VPN. I had to go into settings and reset the network profile to completely uninstall. First app I have had this issue. Would not complete the installation on an iPad 1. Great concept, not so good implementation.
Don't do it! (by Sknihal on Sun, 12 May 2013 13:08:00)
Stopped most of apps from running including my Roku Remote app. NOT HAPPY!!! Do yourself a favor and steer clear!
Need to fix (by J. S. P. on Sun, 12 May 2013 12:38:00)
Would be great if the VPN didn't stop me from accessing the Internet while on cell tower on iPhone. Other than that, everything else seems to work. But why have extra security if you have no freedom to enjoy it?
Beware! (by CarlaCKN on Sun, 12 May 2013 04:11:00)
I have never left a one star review, but this one deserves it. Stops perfectly legit, well known, apps from working. Simply deleting the app does not remove it, you have to go into settings , and delete the profile THEN completely reset your network settings to get those apps to work again. Also drains you battery by constantly running in the background, and slows browsing. Need I say more...
It blocks (by Kevin TC on Sat, 11 May 2013 23:47:00)
Can't receive the image thru my messenger app after having this!
Might be good (by Kevin TC on Sat, 11 May 2013 23:38:00)
It slows the speed somehow, lets see how it will be...
Ok ima uninstall (by MAKAC on Sat, 11 May 2013 23:36:00)
Reviews sound scary @princess dedeboo 1: go in settings 2: go in general 3: then go in profile 4: uninstall whatever the app made u install Hope that helps
DO NOT DOWNLOAD!!! (by Jwgjjman on Sat, 11 May 2013 21:22:00)
This app is terrible! It does not do what it says! It allowed pop ups and slows Internet connection. On top of that, battery usage increases.
Problems (by Uninstalls 1 on Sat, 11 May 2013 21:14:00)
How do you uninstall this app? Not worth it.
GREAT!!! (by Michael Glasscock on Sat, 11 May 2013 20:26:00)
Great app!!! Really glad to have the protection.
Bogus positive reviews (by My commentary on Sat, 11 May 2013 20:14:00)
Only the negative reviews are accurate. You've been warned. Uninstalled.
Weather app does not work! (by Vsrika on Sat, 11 May 2013 19:56:00)
Several issues with it, uninstalled it. For everyone that were unable to uninstall it completely... Make sure you delete its profile. Go to settings, general, profile, and remove. Hope tht helps.
My iphone is not an iphone (by Gerardo Meza on Sat, 11 May 2013 19:27:00)
Cant run the vpn, I get that message
Slow, slow, slow (by kpm828 on Sat, 11 May 2013 17:43:00)
Slows down browsing speed and also slows down downloads. Plus, even when you try to turn it off, it turns back on. This app has potential, but for now it's crap.
Onavo protect. (by B_D11 on Sat, 11 May 2013 17:06:00)
So bad!! Doesn't work, freezes, disables web, don't download.
Uninstalled! (by Andy Robles on Sat, 11 May 2013 16:34:00)
I noticed a significant reduction in my phone's performance immediately after installing this app. I have a system analyzer app and it showed my CPU usage was consistently at about 50%. After uninstalling, it went back down to about 2%. Since I don't do a lot of mobile Internet browsing, it is not worth having this app!!
HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (by Princess dedeboo on Sat, 11 May 2013 13:24:00)
I tried to turn VPN off in settings a hundred times and it just keeps turning itself back on. HELP!!!!!!! I even uninstalled the app twice and it still keeps coming back---Help please
Poor (by Victor Holladay on Sat, 11 May 2013 12:23:00)
I see how they protect your bank info, you can't even access it. Blocks everything I needed to access.
太好了！ (by Tony clbreeze on Sat, 11 May 2013 12:03:00)
Iphone 5 (by Shurikh83 on Sat, 11 May 2013 11:21:00)
Very bad, everything gets stuck
Block my internet connection (by titoluka on Sat, 11 May 2013 08:36:00)
Stand only for 2 hours then uninstalled. Somehow it just block my internet connection. After uninstall, everything back to normal.
Peace of mind (by Billexpres on Sat, 11 May 2013 05:52:00)
I have enjoyed using this product very much, easy to get around. H
Don't trust this...have had about 1 week (by danarius on Sat, 11 May 2013 02:21:00)
Using on my iPad. I have not been able to access any websites via Safari today, yet, I have no connection problems with apps requiring Internet access. I checked this app, "no problems to report." I attempted to shut it down, but it continuously reconnects itself (via Settings and within the app). I will be uninstalling.
Best app (by JesusSaenz97 on Sat, 11 May 2013 01:09:00)
This app is the best app I've ever seen I love it so much there's no way it could get better.... Or is there😉
Very good (by Big bear . on Fri, 10 May 2013 12:11:00)
Thank you ,it helps a lot
So happy with this app I downloaded 3 and erased one before installing this and I already diggiit (by Beautiful Mizz Crider on Fri, 10 May 2013 11:06:00)
Top notch. A necessity.
Great app (by JOHNN MARTINEZ on Fri, 10 May 2013 09:14:00)
This is a great app, it serves well the purpose.
Thank you! - Just one thing... (by ElfynChyld on Fri, 10 May 2013 04:50:00)
The community appreciates it. This breaks native functionality though. When I type "fb" into Safari's address bar for example, Safari does a lookup and appends the ".com" extension automatically to it for me. This does not work with Onavo VPN enabled.
amazing app (by Benquickaovn on Fri, 10 May 2013 03:09:00)
amazing app！i love it！
Great! (by RRLey on Fri, 10 May 2013 01:41:00)
It's a great n handy app
番墙神器 (by Ver 6.0 on Fri, 10 May 2013 01:00:00)
🔟🌟 (by Cockay on Thu, 09 May 2013 22:12:00)
You must have this app
Great app! (by JCF22Lyoko on Thu, 09 May 2013 18:27:00)
Love it! Now I can browse on Public WiFi securely! The only suggestion is that you should make it an option to only enable on unsecured networks because on secured networks I usually don't need VPN.
About awesomness (by Love Me = $$$ on Thu, 09 May 2013 18:09:00)
This program is very amazing
onvao (by Its 1773 on Thu, 09 May 2013 17:55:00)
very happy w/app,I'm glad I got it.
Excellent application! (by Fatih Ferah on Thu, 09 May 2013 14:49:00)
Connection speed is excellent. Great app!
Danger, Danger ! (by Mikewtucson on Thu, 09 May 2013 13:42:00)
Avoid Onavo Extend and Security at all costs. Totally screwed up my IPad and IPhone! So far I have had to restore my IPad back to factory settings and looks like my IPhone is next. Download these apps at your own risk.
Good app (by Gluntsy on Thu, 09 May 2013 10:48:00)
It has been working great so far. I have noticed sometimes that I won't be able to load websites when the VPN is still initializing.
Great security and stops phishing (by Rich-NJ on Tue, 07 May 2013 23:28:00)
This app has saved me from phishing on both Facebook and Google! Works fine on my IPhone 4S. Highly recommend for ALL IPhone users!
onavo (by lyullyul on Tue, 07 May 2013 23:18:00)
greatet vpn till now ,I think.
Don't get!! (by C💓B on Tue, 07 May 2013 20:57:00)
My wifi is soo slow and my Internet connection..Cant connect to some things I always used too.Deleted this crap but its still on and won't go Away!!!
Onavo protect (by GGREEK007 on Tue, 07 May 2013 18:50:00)
App performs as advertized. Excellent features! I'm very satisfied with the performance.
Some apps can't connect (by nitzer51 on Mon, 06 May 2013 22:44:00)
I've found that some apps can no longer connect to the internet since I have installed the profile that channels my traffic thru the VPN.... Grumble
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Now my WIFI doesn't work (by DCdavidDC on Mon, 06 May 2013 00:35:00)
Ever since I downloaded this app my safari won't load anything anymore. I've tried deleting the app but it won't go away. And Bowie have no Internet. I can barely load this App Store. And all of my games that require Internet connections crash constantly now. Do not download.
Bugs. (by JW0000001 on Sun, 05 May 2013 02:38:00)
Does not allow iphone to function as a remote for Apple TV when VPN is enabled.
**** hard crash, can't delete or restore (by Was that Waldo? on Sun, 05 May 2013 02:18:00)
and no internet, no phone. borrowed computer to write warning
尼玛碧 (by James nimeide on Sun, 05 May 2013 02:10:00)
Stupid don't get it (by ShadowNova on Sat, 04 May 2013 19:37:00)
Lol this is the stupidest app in the store, there are no apple viruses yet, they just want your information and location for spamming uses.
Can't install (by Djsstevo on Sat, 04 May 2013 17:53:00)
It freeze every time I'm going to install on my iPod touch 4g
Thank you! (by ElfynChyld on Sat, 04 May 2013 05:27:00)
The community appreciates it.
It's great for Iphone5... (by Bob1st on Sat, 04 May 2013 00:38:00)
Haven't gotten it to work on my iPod touch 4 gen. Can't install the VPN profiles... It fails every time
Apple TV Conflict (by ironscabula on Fri, 03 May 2013 23:38:00)
Seems to limit streaming and mirroring videos to Apple TV
Great app! (by JCF22Lyoko on Fri, 03 May 2013 22:10:00)
Love it! Now I can browse on Public WiFi securely! The only suggestion is that you should make it an option to only enable on unsecured networks because on secured networks I usually don't need VPN
Conflicts With Dolphin Browser (by xMATTPERKINSx on Fri, 03 May 2013 16:19:00)
Unless you use Safari on your iDevice then this app is flat out useless. It won't let you do anything if you use Dolphin Browser. I'm giving it 2 stars instead of one because it does work. But only 2 because it's only for those who use Safari.
Doesn't work on iPods (by scremingwhisper on Fri, 03 May 2013 15:59:00)
This app only supports the iPhone and iPad. I could not install the profile on my iPod it went to a screen that said my device is unsupported.
Not working with iPod Touch (by maxthesuperior on Fri, 03 May 2013 13:35:00)
I am using iPod Touch and when i am about to get "Instal" button it freezes every time. I also tried pressing "Reinstall VPN" but it still doesn't instal anything. So I guess this app is not compatible with iPod Touch.
Great Application! (by Füsun Ferah on Fri, 03 May 2013 07:38:00)
This application is too usefull and very fast. Great job. Thank you so much.
Super (by RockinRick4791 on Fri, 03 May 2013 02:21:00)
Love the protection!!!
Very slow VPN (by real7mada on Thu, 02 May 2013 22:55:00)
My connection become very slow, uninstall + resting network settings fix my issue
Excellent application! (by Fatih Ferah on Thu, 02 May 2013 22:12:00)
Connection speed is excellent. Data security is A+. It really is a very efficient to use. The application interface that appeals to the user. Very easy to use. Thank you so much. Great app!
Excellent! (by Allon Freedman on Thu, 02 May 2013 20:31:00)
I spend a lot of time working on the road, on public wifi at restaurants and such. This kind of security is a MUST for me! I was also surprised to see how many sites don't secure my password - now I know exactly which ones to stay away from. Great job!!
Spotflux? (by Jvck. on Thu, 02 May 2013 20:01:00)
What makes you different than Spotflux???
Awesome app! (by Nimrod Priell on Thu, 02 May 2013 19:44:00)
Really nice works great and now I can browse without worrying!
List of visited websites undeletable (by BabyBuggy on Thu, 02 May 2013 19:09:00)
As far as I can tell the record of 'questionable' websites I got warnings for are not nefarious and I find the inability to delete these 'warnings' a privacy issue.
Garbage!!!!!! (by 678delta on Thu, 02 May 2013 18:44:00)
Once you install it you can't get it off your phone. I have not been able to open a single web page since downloaded. Deleting app does not delete from phone. Total piece of #%^*!!!!!!!!!!!
Amazing! (by lan0943 on Thu, 02 May 2013 17:39:00)
This function is secure n safe n out of doubt the best protection app ever! Plus, it solved me a connection problem that confused me a long time! Recommend everyone install it and rate it 5 star! lol
Great app, much needed (by Samnamsdof on Thu, 02 May 2013 15:20:00)
Was needed for my iPhone for many time, now I can have protected traffic.
Love it. Feel so safe. (by Gilir on Thu, 02 May 2013 11:32:00)
This app shields wifi from prying eyes.
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