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do I need antivirus for my iPad 4

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AG Conetta Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 2, 2013 2:35 AM

Do I need an antivirus for my iPad 4

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  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (92,525 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 2:37 AM (in response to AG Conetta)

    I'm not aware of any viruses for iOS devices, and there aren't any 'proper' anti-virus app in the store. you can only install apps on the iPad via the app store, so everything goes through Apple's vetting process, so you shouldn't be able to get viruses or malware.

  • Diavonex Level 9 Level 9 (58,935 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 2:43 AM (in response to AG Conetta)

    You don't need antivirus as long as you don't jailbreak your iPad.

  • Julian Wright Level 7 Level 7 (34,835 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 2:48 AM (in response to AG Conetta)
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  • Sina OS Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 4:59 AM (in response to AG Conetta)

    Hello there,
    you don't need any kind of anti-virus for you ios device. you wouldn't need it even if you'll jailreak it.
    thumbs up please.

  • Cool_inno Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Aug 15, 2013 6:00 AM (in response to AG Conetta)

    Best answer"no legit antivirus and none necessary at the moment"

     

    Apple's iOS and hardware security architecture seems to be pretty good, and the cool over-air updates are so defensive to users.

  • Ralph Landry1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,815 points)
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    Aug 15, 2013 6:04 AM (in response to AG Conetta)

    There are no anti-virus programs for iOS devices.  Unless you have altered the operating system, which voids your warranty, there are no known viruses that can infect an iOS device.

  • Beefy1212 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 24, 2013 11:37 AM (in response to Ralph Landry1)

    Ralph Landry1 wrote:

     

    There are no anti-virus programs for iOS devices. 

     

    This statement is blatantly false type "antivirus" in the search field on the app store, and you will see plenty of A/V programs you could install. The question is.....is there really a need for it? IOS with it's restrictive software installs and extremely regulated connectivity and functionality means users can and should feel pretty safe yet ever vigilant.

    Ralph Landry1 wrote:

    there are no known viruses that can infect an iOS device.

         It is never the known threats that you should be worried about, and a secure OS experience, is not the same as an invincible OS experience. Nearly every app on the app store is actively tracking you in some fashion or another pop-ups are built directly into most if not all free apps that function exactly like many browser hyjackers, and adware threats common to pc's. From a user standpoint is there really any difference?

     

         You should be aware of what and where you are going, and deciding how trustworthy the sites you are going to are, on the Ipad just like on a PC, and dare i say it MAC. Apple has sold for years just how secure their systems are when in fact in most ways they are just as open as their windows counterparts.

     

     

         The real question i have is...... If IOS is so safe, and apple approves each app on the market, why are they allowing companies to defraud their users selling fake/unfunctional/worthless/unneeded A/V products?

     

    P.S. I am sorry if it seems I am picking on you Ralph you just had easy to quote lines I could have quoted from most of the users in this thread, I simply don't agree with. As much as I love my Apple products I refuse to drink the cool aid. Apple is not perfect and neither are their products

  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,475 points)
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    Dec 24, 2013 4:44 PM (in response to Beefy1212)

    Beefy1212 wrote:


    The real question i have is...... If IOS is so safe, and apple approves each app on the market, why are they allowing companies to defraud their users selling fake/unfunctional/worthless/unneeded A/V products?

     

    There are anti-virus programs available that will scan emails and documents for viruses that could affect (generally Windows) computers. It is possible that such code, though harmeless on an iOS device, could cause a problem if it were transferred from the device to a computer.

  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,110 points)
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    Dec 25, 2013 9:13 PM (in response to Beefy1212)

    Beefy1212 wrote:


         The real question i have is...... If IOS is so safe, and apple approves each app on the market, why are they allowing companies to defraud their users selling fake/unfunctional/worthless/unneeded A/V products?

     

    Because human ignorance is an abundant natural resource, and capitalizing on it is still legal.

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