Digital Secure is an all-in-one suite of privacy and security tools for your mobile devices and home computers. Safeguard your internet connection and personal data with anti-virus, anti-malware and identity theft protection. App download is required.
Digital Secure is an all-in-one suite of privacy and security tools for your mobile devices and home computers. Safeguard your internet connection and personal data with anti-virus, anti-malware and identity theft protection. App download is required. Features include:
Security and Privacy
Identity Theft Protection
*Not compatible with Apple iOS devices.
To use Digital Secure on your home computer, follow our instructions to install Digital Secure on other devices.
When you enroll in Verizon Protect Home you will be automatically subscribed to Digital Secure.
Digital Secure is included on most Android devices (except Pixel™, a phone by Google).
Learn how to download the app if it's not included on your device.
To learn how to use Digital Secure, visit our How to Use Digital Secure page for more information.
To unsubscribe from Digital Secure call 1.800.Verizon.
You can read the Digital Secure Terms & Conditions online.
Android (4.4+) and iOS (11+) devices can be used with Digital Secure.
Additionally, Mac computers (OS X 10.12+) and PCs (Windows 10, Windows 8 and 8.1, and Windows 7 SP1 32-bit and 64-bit) can be used with Digital Secure
|Digital Secure Component||Feature||Android||iOS|
|Security & Privacy||Web Security||✔||✔|
|Safe Wi-Fi||Secure internet connection over Wi-Fi||✔||✔|
|Identity Theft Protection||Protect personal information||✔||✔|
Blocks viruses, malware, ransomware, spyware and more.
Ensures your computer software and other applications are up-to date and not vulnerable to known threats.
Firewall security helps keep hackers and malware from attacking your computer.
Warns you of phishing attacks and phishing websites.
Blocks dangerous messages before they reach your inbox by removing emails that may include risky links and viruses.
|Safer web surfing
Avoids risky websites and helps prevent dangerous downloads.
|McAfee QuickClean and Shredder
Protects your identity and privacy by permanently deleting important files from your PC.
Digital Secure scans your Android device and minimizes your risk of downloading malicious and infected apps.
Digital Secure helps protect your device from:
Digital Secure also blocks access to suspicious sites when using your device's default web browser.
Note: iOS devices are not compatible with Digital Secure's antivirus and anti-malware service.
Digital Secure scans your Android device in real-time. When you receive a message, access a file or install an app, it's scanned instantly. Digital Secure also scans your device regularly: daily or weekly.
If you suspect your device is infected, you can run a manual scan at any time.
Digital Secure scans the file system on your device. This includes messages, pictures, installed apps and compressed files.
Yes, as soon as they arrive on your phone, Digital Secure scans:
Yes, Digital Secure scans content on your SD memory card upon installation. You can configure Security & Privacy to scan each SD memory card inserted in your phone.
If Digital Secure detects a virus, you'll see a full-screen warning on your phone. Then, you can choose what to do:
You can run a manual scan to see the warning again. If you ignore a virus warning, Digital Secure automatically reminds you to deal with the threat the next time you restart or when a scheduled system scan is performed.
Yes, Digital Secure updates the virus definition file on your device automatically and frequently to ensure it's checking for the latest known threats. When the virus definition file is updated, you'll see a message stating Auto update complete, new virus definitiion is: x.x.x_xx.xxx.xxx
You can set the Digital Secure app to update at intervals that are convenient for you from within the app's Settings.
There could be a few reasons your scheduled virus scan didn't run:
App Privacy tells you which apps on your device have access to personal information, like your contacts and location. You can then choose to either trust or remove any such app from your mobile device.
When you launch App Privacy with Digital Secure, it will scan your apps and report:
When the scan is complete, it assigns a data exposure rating for each app and reports exposure level detail. Generally, apps with universal access to sensitive information, plus the ability to transmit it, receive the highest data exposure rating.
App Privacy automatically trusts apps that:
If you update a trusted app and it has access to your personal information, App Privacy will ask you to review it.
For more information on how to use App Privacy, visit our Digital Secure How to Use Guide.
Web security is designed to protect you from scams and malicious activity on websites you visit while searching the internet on your mobile device.
While using the device's default web browser, a warning message will appear on your screen if Digital Secure detects a suspicious website. When this occurs, you can choose to go back or proceed to the website.
When you browse the internet using your smartphone's browser, Digital Secure can either automatically block or warn you of malicious websites.
To learn how to disable Web Security, visit our How to Use Guide for step-by-step instructions.
Note: Use caution when turning off Web Security, because you'll no longer be warned of risky websites
Wi-Fi Security will warn you with a pop-up message if you try to connect to an unprotected or unsafe Wi-Fi network. You'll be given information about the suspicious activity, and an option to disconnect from the Wi-Fi network for your safety.
Refer to our How to Use Guide for step-by-step instructions on how to enable Wi-Fi Security.
If you try to connect to an unsecure network, you'll be asked to select whether you want to stay connected (add the network to the Allowed Networks list) or remain disconnected (add the network to the Blocked Networks list).
Your saved networks will appear as either a blocked network or allowed network under Manage Wi-Fi networks of the Wi-Fi Security settings. You can also edit them as needed.
Get step-by-step instructions in the Manage Wi-Fi Security section of our How to Use Digital Secure page.
Verizon Digital Secure detected that your device is connected to a Wi-Fi network that is either using no security or weak security to protect your personal data during your internet session. Your device and personal data are at risk whenever you connect to an unprotected Wi-Fi network, even when you are not actively using your device.
Verizon Digital Secure has detected activity on this Wi-Fi network that is potentially unsafe. Someone could be intercepting the personal info you send and receive from the apps and websites you use.
This activity could be caused by a content-filtering or parental controls device on your home network. If you are using a device like this on your network, it may trigger an unsafe alert due to the techniques used by the device to intercept your Wi-Fi traffic.
If you are using a Mesh Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi extender to improve the signal throughout your residence, you may see multiple alerts for the same Wi-Fi name. This is the result of Verizon Digital Secure verifying each Wi-Fi connection your device makes. When your device connects to another Mesh Wi-Fi node (with the same Wi-Fi name), Verizon Digital Secure will ensure that connection is secure as well.
Some enterprise Wi-Fi systems use certain security techniques to ensure only authorized users are accessing the corporate Wi-Fi network. While these techniques are commonly used in corporate and business Wi-Fi networks for valid purposes, they can also be used for illicit purposes to capture your personal data over an unsafe Wi-Fi network.
If Verizon Digital Secure detects unsafe activity while connected to your corporate Wi-Fi network, we recommend talking to your IT Help Desk or Network Administrator to make sure your company is using the following techniques in securing their Wi-Fi network.
To protect yourself from an unprotected or unsafe Wi-Fi network, turn on Safe Wi-Fi in the Digital Secure app.
If you are already connected to an unsafe Wi-Fi network, disconnect from it and change the passwords for any apps or websites you were using.
Safe Wi-Fi safeguards your public Wi-Fi connection on network-enabled devices using a VPN (Virtual Private Network). Safe Wi-Fi protects your privacy by securing your public Wi-Fi connection anywhere in the world.
To learn how to turn Safe Wi-Fi on, visit our Digital Secure How to Use Guide.
Safe WiFi features are limited to compatible Verizon devices and will not work with non-Verizon devices.
Yes, visit our Safe Wi-Fi FAQs for more information on subscribing to Safe Wi-Fi without Digital Secure.
Cyber Monitoring scours the internet and dark web forums, including websites, blogs, bulletin boards, peer-to-peer sharing networks, and Internet Relay Chat (IRC) channels, to determine if monitored personal info is being shared online.
For each individual user, Digital Secure will monitor up to:
For more information on enrolling in the identity theft protection feature, visit the identity theft protection section of our How to Use Guide.
After you enroll in identity theft protection, you'll be able to enter the information you want monitored at the identity theft protection portal.
We are partnering with CSIDentity (CSID) to help monitor and protect your personal information.
Your first Cyber Monitoring report includes data from the previous 7 years. Cyber Monitoring searches the prior 7 years of records it has collected for a match to the personal information you are monitoring.
Your Cyber Monitoring service tracks Internet activity for signs that the personal information you have asked us to monitor is being traded or sold online. This Email notification means that our surveillance technology has discovered information on the Internet that is a match to your monitored identity elements.
It is recommended that you contact the appropriate institution to have your account information changed, or that you change your account information, such as the password to your email account.
If you need help, the email you receive will have a link to the identity theft protection website where you can learn more about your notification. Or, call us to speak to an identity theft protection agent.
Cyber Monitoring helps reduce your risk of identity theft by letting you know quickly if your personal information is compromised, and in turn enabling prevention or quick resolution of an identity theft incident. Unfortunately, no identity protection tool can prevent identity theft completely.
Social Media Monitoring watches your social media activity and notifies you of privacy or reputation risks with the content being shared or being made available to the site. Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter are the sites that can be monitored at this time.
We are partnering with CSIdentity (CSID) to help monitor your social media privacy and reputation risk.
After enrolling in identity theft protection you'll be able to sign into your social media accounts from the identity theft portal, allowing CSID to monitor for privacy and reputation risks.
No, only one account per network can be monitored currently.
Your Social Media Monitoring service tracks social media activity. You’ll be sent a notification if a risk to your privacy or reputation is found.
The email you receive will have a link to the identity theft protection website where you can learn more about your notification. Or, contact us to speak to an identity theft protection agent.
You receive a notification within 24-48 hours.
Social Media Monitoring does not currently scan images, but it does scan the image caption or post that goes along with it.
Lost Wallet offers step-by-step guidance from dedicated agents to help replace lost physical assets - including credit cards, identification cards and concert tickets.
If you have lost your wallet or think you have potentially become a victim of identity theft, please contact Verizon customer service.
No. Our specialists assist you in contacting your bank or creditor to cancel your lost or stolen cards. These entities are able to locate your account by verifying other forms of personal identifying information.
For your security, your bank or creditor speaks only with the account holder. We help contact those entities in three-way calls to get the lost cards canceled and reissued.
Full Restoration aids you in efficiently recovering from the effects of identity theft, including access to recovery specialists who can both guide and act on a compromised customer’s behalf.
If you have become a victim of identity theft, please contact Verizon.
Here are some signs you may be a victim of identity theft, and should contact one of our experts for assistance:
For a limited time, new subscribers can get the first month of your Digital Secure subscription for free. You will be automatically billed the applicable monthly charge after the free period ends.
Yes, you can get your first month free on a single line or for your entire account.
To get the promotion, just sign up for Digital Secure. You'll see a $0 charge on your bill for the first month of your subscription.
Yes, you can cancel Digital Secure during the promotional period. If you cancel during this time you won't be charged anything on your bill.
Your device may not be supported by Digital Secure. You can check the device eligibility requirements, or you can occasionally check the app store on your device for updates.
Note: Devices that run an unauthorized version of the operating system aren't supported.
Your home Wi-Fi network may be saved in the blocked networks list, which sets it to always disconnect.
You can remove your Wi-Fi network from the blocked networks list and add it to the allowed list in the Manage Wi-Fi networks setting in the Digital Secure app.
Get step-by-step instructions in the Manage Wi-Fi Security section of our Digital Secure How to Use Guide.