Antivirius on a Iphone

P71Jeff

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Oct 3, 2015
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I'm real sorry if this has been covered on here already, But I just got hit hard for a computer scam on my PC yesterday, And just want know from you folks if it would be a good idea or not and if yes what would you recommend for antivirus on my 6s,Please be honest about this because after what happened Sunday I have real trust issue now, Thank You Very Much In Advance
 

Jayjew

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I'm real sorry if this has been covered on here already, But I just got hit hard for a computer scam on my PC yesterday, And just want know from you folks if it would be a good idea or not and if yes what would you recommend for antivirus on my 6s,Please be honest about this because after what happened Sunday I have real trust issue now, Thank You Very Much In Advance
iPhones can not get viruses.
 

willmtaylor

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Nope. As long as you aren't jail broken (which you can't be on the 6S) and downloading scummy apps from shady sites then you're fine.
 

digitard

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Sep 15, 2004
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Other than the XCODE thing, that hit China, Apple has to screen / approve all apps in the app store. So you're not going to get one there unless they really drop the ball.

Since you have to have a signed application, or beta delivery system, you can't just hit a site and have it maliciously launch an app on you.

Long story short... you're good unless you jailbreak, and then all beta are off.
 

doboy

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I'm real sorry if this has been covered on here already, But I just got hit hard for a computer scam on my PC yesterday, And just want know from you folks if it would be a good idea or not and if yes what would you recommend for antivirus on my 6s,Please be honest about this because after what happened Sunday I have real trust issue now, Thank You Very Much In Advance
Even though there are no viruses on the iPhone I would be careful with downloading apps from unknown or less well known developers as a general precaution. Try to stick with apps that have good rep and/or from large developers.
 

Gathomblipoob

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Just to be clear and for the record. The actual act of jailbreaking does not immediately bestow you with a virus.

What you do AFTER you jailbreak COULD lead to malware, but just because you jailbreak does not mean it automatically will.

There's enough misconceptions and outright falsehoods about jailbreaking out there already.
Agreed. Jailbreaking entails some responsibility. I've been at it since the original 74-step jailbreak and never had a problem. Just don't use shady repos or sites.
 
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techspin

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Just to be clear and for the record. The actual act of jailbreaking does not immediately bestow you with a virus.

What you do AFTER you jailbreak COULD lead to malware, but just because you jailbreak does not mean it automatically will.

There's enough misconceptions and outright falsehoods about jailbreaking out there already.
True. Just because you leave your car unlocked doesn't mean you'll get jacked.
 

willmtaylor

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Just to be clear and for the record. The actual act of jailbreaking does not immediately bestow you with a virus.

What you do AFTER you jailbreak COULD lead to malware, but just because you jailbreak does not mean it automatically will.

There's enough misconceptions and outright falsehoods about jailbreaking out there already.
I read this post and thought to myself, "That sounds like @eyoungren , but that's not his avatar." Then I saw the sig and then the username.

Netscape? :eek: Feeling nostalgic? :)
 
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P71Jeff

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Ok folks Thank You again for the info, By way this thing that happened to me on Sunday I reported to the FBI that's how bad it was
 

old-wiz

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Most of the scams people run into these days depend on people not paying attention or not being aware of the way the internet works. For example, the infamous "I work for microsoft and we have detected that your computer is sending ou..." depends on people not realizing that a. Microsoft doesn't do that and b. there is no practical way for any scammer to find out the phone number of the person using any computer.
 
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springerj

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... For example, the infamous "I work for microsoft and we have detected that your computer is sending ou..." .
I was standing in Staples yesterday and some guy came up to the customer service desk and said someone from Google had called him and told him he had viruses. Wanted Staples to clean his system. He was still running XP.
 
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