anti virus protection for iPad 2

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  1. gagpggmands
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    Trying to find anti virus protection for iPad 2. For use online
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    It is not needed!
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    LOL sorry, but these threads always crack me up. Each app is sandboxed, meaning little to no interaction between them, therefore, no AV needed.
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    In simple words..... iOS doesn't need any antivirus.
    Windows NEED very much the present of an antivirus.
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    It's probably coming sooner than you think. For internet browsing there will come a time that attacks will occur.
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    As noted above, the "walled garden" design of iOS is a formidable barrier for any kind of virus/malware. You do, of course, pay a price for this design. It means that you cannot access the same file, for example, with different apps. Thus, if you have a document created by one app another app cannot modify that document. It must have a separate copy. You'll notice, for example, that photo album organizer apps must have their own copies of photos; they cannot "organize" albums of photos maintained by the iPad's "Camera Roll."

    The greatest vulnerability of iOS to malware/viruses occurs when a device is jailbroken. But even then the vulnerability is relatively limited and the number of jailbroken iPads shrinks every day.
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    It meens that it saves it twice and takes the precious memory that i need so much?
    Not to use any picture app only photoroll? That crashed
    Can i stil backup online without saving twice on the ipad?
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    Perhaps another windows user who can not let go of awefull windows environment and all the viruses and worms that carries.
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    You mean Apple iPad will not be prone to virus or hackers target to implant a virus? think it still too soon to say...
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    No it's not...
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    Sorry, but if Iwere using the iPad for serious work I'd be more than willing to run a competent virus/malware protection package in return for a common file system that doesn't segregate files into separate silos. And that's one of the major reasons I don't. (And on my multiple Windows systems I haven't had a virus or malware infection in ten years.) I have no objection to the limitations imposed by iOS on the iPad because it's not a system I use to manage vast amounts of content. For those that have that requirement, I'd recommend a real computer.
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    Oh good to see things never change around here...

    Sent from The Droid...The one you were looking for.
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    Shared file system space is one of the things we will almost definitely see in a future iOS release, however it will still not make all of the complainers happy. It will require some additional work for ensuring that no malicious payloads get transferred to your device, but from what I hear the OS is going to handle that for us.

    It will be interesting to see how it's actually implemented.

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