Anti-Virus For ipad, Really Necessary?

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  1. Ultrimate

    Ultrimate iPad Enthusiast

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    One of the advantages of get apple products is that your in a virtual gated community, so I read somewhere, but anyway...

    I found some antivirus but it cost like 50 bucks.
    VirusBarrier – First Apple iPad Antivirus and Firewall

    dont know if it is really necessary as all i use it for is web surfing and emails some apps..

    I have 3 laptops that have windows Vista, with no anti virus, no adware, nothing, just used to surf the web and play stocks online, never had a prob., but I dont install anything on them nor DL anything; but those arnt my main puter (my main pc and LT run windows7 (64 bit on pc)) i have nod32 and adware and a bunch of other small programs to keep it safe.. They never had probs at all..

    has anybody got any anti virus for ipad, anything free out there?
     
  2. Matth3w

    Matth3w iPad Ninja

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    Waste of money.
     
  3. y2kgtp

    y2kgtp iPad Enthusiast

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    You should buy it and let us know how it works out for you.
     
  4. FrostyFire

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    I don't know what's worse, considering an anti-virus product on a closed platform or not having one on Windows Vista. Either way, this is a face palm moment.

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  5. pallentx

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    I think the first part of that article will answer your question

     
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    A closed platform does not protect you 100% from viruses, trojans, identity theft, etc.. It helps a lot, but is no guarantee. When you jailbreak and go outside Apple for apps, you open up a LOT more opportunities to those doing malicious things.

    BTW - I haven't had a virus or malware on a PC in over 10 years. A lot of it has to do with common sense.
     
  7. neocaster

    neocaster iPF Noob

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    I would buy an antivirus solution if I planned on un-closing the platform. Otherwise, I'd leave it to Apple to to certify applications.
     
  8. Matth3w

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    Yep, no Anti-Virus on my computer, and I never have issues. Occasionally I start up and scan with a malware tool but I've never been infected because I'm not a #$%#%ing moron.
     
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    So basically u guys are saying that i should only worry about getting antivirus only if I jb my iPad?
     
  10. pallentx

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    At this point, yes. If I start hearing news stories of hacker finding ways in, I might get more worried about it. There are some security concerns I have read about with the iPad, but so far not enough that I would get worried.
     
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    There could be ones that you wouldn't even know they were there.
     
  12. Bremen

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    In answer to the OP question..... No.
     
  13. Matth3w

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    Then they are pointless because they aren't running as processes, slowing down the computer, giving away my information, are doing anything else of consequence.
     
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    You know... Anti-Virus software does NOT stop hackers.. If it did, it would be called Anti-Hacker. Any Website can have virus's, ad bots, or any other type of malware. Apple products are NO execption. Want proof: search US-cert .gov for Apple or IPAD, or IPHONE, or I whatever.... One HUGE problem with the large majority of Apple owners is arrogance that their stuff is 100% safe... They are the best targets :-D
     
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    So only arrogant folks will get hacked into? Is that your final answer?
     

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