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#1 kjvlv

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:11 PM

my kids are on their ipads watching videos and doing goodness knows what.   they then send stuff to friends, etc and I am concerned about viruses.  Is there a way to check the ipad for virus like a pc?
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Posted 26 February 2013 - 02:24 PM

As long as you are have not jailbroken your iPad, you should not need a virus scan program for it.

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:15 PM

As long as you are have not jailbroken your iPad, you should not need a virus scan program for it.

 

And I am not really sure that there is any virus scan program that can effectively scan the whole iOS device...Apple has the whole iOS "sandboxed" enough that it might not be possible.

 

For example, Lookout on Android does do some virus/malware stuff, but the iOS version does not.

 

There is VirusBarrior for iOS, but as far as I can tell it does not actually scan the whole device...rather just gives you the option scan a particular file (i.e. an email attachment) on a case by case basis.  Thus, the USER has to decide to scan a particular file (not likely to happen for the original poster's situation...don't imagine the kids will run the scans).


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 09:01 AM

That was my impression of VirusBarrier as well. Good maybe for Mail or documents, but otherwise won't scan the entire system.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:53 PM

since when do ipads get viruses? yikes






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