iPhone SE IPhone Virus?

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  1. ronniejoe1 macrumors newbie

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    I have an iphone se. I recently went to a site on my phone by accident because someone i know had a message that his samsung galaxy tablet got a virus. I typed that site in by accident in my iphone address bar as oppose to the google search.


    At the moment, i typing on a chromebook... thus it doesn't matter because i don't have anything important here. When i type that site, it doesn't go to anything at all.



    If that is the case, does that mean my iphone is fine? What concerns me is me going to that site on my iphone could put trojan/virus on my computer? The thing is that site the person has on his tablet, there is a message that says he needs to have the virus removed... so not sure if its legit or not.





    So for my iphone, is there a way to find out if i have virus/trojan or anything like that? Such as what can i download?





    Frustrated because i typed in that site his tablet was on... with my iphone and i log into my email and check email with my iphone.



    I like to add that i never installed any virus program on iphone because i recall back then ppl said you cannot get virus on iphone. But that is false right?
     
  2. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    You’re probably fine unless you entered personal information on the website.
     
  3. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    You can get virus on any platform but the iOS architecture is such that no program can get access to system files or services without at least prompting to the user that it requires access. So you should be fine.
     
  4. ronniejoe1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Okay but what virus scanners are there that i can download from app store to scan virus if i can do that?
     
  5. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    It’s a waste of time because even virus scanners can’t access every part of the system because of the architecture of the operating system. No app can go beyond their own remit, this is called sandboxing. Don’t worry. There’s a reason why people say iOS can’t get viruses.
     
  6. AustinIllini macrumors demi-goddess

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    You're not going to get a virus on iOS. Just keep your iPhone up to date with the latest iOS version and you won't have any trouble.
     
  7. now i see it macrumors 68040

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    There's no web based maleware (that's publicly known) that's affected any version of iOS, even the old ones (iOS 8, 9, 10, & 11)

    There are occasional annoying pop ups that say your iPhone is infected or needs to install some app, but if you don't click on anything in the pop up (including the Cancel or OK button) you're fine. And whatever you do- don't download pushed apps from the App Store. They may not have a Trojan horse embedded in them, but they'll most likely be tracking apps.
     
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  9. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    Do any anti-virus apps even exist in the app store?

    I mean, that alone says it all right there.
     
  10. sirghost macrumors member

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    No, won’t work for the same reason iPhones can’t get viruses.

    Now, if you don’t like that or trust that answer, flush the phone down the toilet please.
     
  11. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    If you search with the term “anti virus” there’ll be a few apps in the result, people might get confused about what these apps do and install them thinking that they’re traditional antivirus software.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Azathoth123 macrumors 6502

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    Every app review should include a data privacy review. Lots of luck with that happening. Pet peeve.
     
  13. cableguy84 macrumors 65816

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    IOS can’t get infected in anyway.. yet.
    You may have a corrupted back up causing issues?
     
  14. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    You’ll notice those type of apps rely on name recognition or have a name that sounds like an antivirus app, despite them being mostly snake oil. IMHO, they ought to be removed from the App Store.
     
  15. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    What's keeping them there is that they have some other sort of 'legitimate' function, such as 'photo vault' or 'backup'.

    I imagine that's thrown in there because without it Apple would eject them for being a useless app that doesn't actually do anything.
     
  16. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    I noticed that. Avast detects unsecured WiFi for you. :rolleyes:
     
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