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New Ipad user. Do i need an antivirus app?plz help ty

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    Nop, you don't need an anti-virus for your iPad.
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    At this time there are no known viruses that can infect stock iDevices.

    That's not to say that there won't be in the future, but at least for now you are safe.

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    Thx so much for getting back to me . Really appreciate all the help I get Lol
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    No AntiVirus needed. iOS is designed with security in mind, and doesn't let apps interfere with each other or the system itself, which is the main cause of viruses on Windows.
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    lucky for us unlike android the ios got virus chance is very super slim to none :thumbs:
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    I know you don't need one for apps, but what if you're paying bills on your iPad?
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    The fact of the matter is, AV software doesn't even exist for iPad.
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    That is a different issue. There is no chance of getting a virus, no matter what use you are putting it to. Your question concerns network security. Don't pay your bills in Starbucks. Use your own secure network and you should be OK.

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    That is true, of course. As someone pointed out a few weeks ago, the only company that could possibly write an AV app is Apple, because it would need so many hooks into iOS that no other developer would get it into the App Store.

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    Exactly.
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    Ok. I just for an email with a suspicious pdf file and clicked on the file, but I got an error message.
    It damn looks like a virus. Could the iPad be infected?
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    No. Could be a corrupted file, but as has already been stated, there are no viruses. How can I be so sure?

    Simple.

    The day an iOS virus hits ground this forum will be inundated with posts about it.

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    I hoje mine isn't the frisa one then.
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    Well, I suppose someone would have to be first, but here's my chilling prediction.

    The first iOS virus will be so virulent that it will destroy iPads and iPhones on contact, pausing only to replicate itself and spread across networks through social media.

    iOS must have been a thorn in the side of virus writers since its inception, and there must be scores of them trying to find the way to do it. Windows isn't even fun any more. The guy who writes it will go down in the history of major pains in the butt as THE Apple killer, the man who brought the mighty Apple to its knees, so the effects will not be inconsequential.

    The day you get an iPad virus, you'll know it.

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