All iPads Will these virus issues affect an iPad? Please help...

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  1. Computer Idiot macrumors newbie

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    Bear with me here, there is a rationale behind asking this...I had some viruses and malware on a laptop. I ran Malwarebytes, superantispyware and AVG (free versions) and took the remedial action. Because I am paranoid I then rest my router several times and then bought a new laptop as I need 100% confidence for shopping for elderly family members.

    The new laptop became infected with the SAME malware that affected the old one, before I had even visited any website other than Malwarebytes and superantispyware to download. And even though I have NOT switched that old laptop on since I thought I had isolated the issues with the free software.

    I am in touch with a technical support subscription service (iYogi) but they cannot explain why this has happened. My ISP refused to accept that this even happened, saying it is impossible. Great.

    I am thinking of getting an iPad on credit as Apple products do not seem to suffer the same problems. This is my STUUUUPID question: is there any way the malware and viruses that are affecting my laptops and/or router will or could affect the iPad?

    I don't want to fork out another hefty sum to find the same problems. Any thoughts, guys?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    There is currently no malware that can run on an iPad, unless you jailbreak it. Windows malware cannot run on Mac OS X or on iOS devices.
     
  3. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    It's extremely unlikely that malware you may have gotten on your laptops would get on an iOS device.

    That said... some information would be helpful about what you're experiencing. What kind of symptoms are you seeing?

    Malware that infects computers before you even do anything on the internet is pretty much only in the theoretical stages at this point. Or something you might only get if you're doing something that certain three-letter agencies are interested in knowing about.

    There is also the possibility that your router has malware on it, redirecting you to certain sites and such. In that case, no computer you buy will avert the problem; the router has to be reflashed. But again, without knowing exactly what's going on and what behaviors you're seeing, theres no way of telling for sure.
     
  4. Unami, Dec 8, 2014
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    Unami macrumors 6502a

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    your windows malware won't be able to spread to any other operating systems like iOS, OSX, linux, amigaOS, android,....

    so you should be save on ios. besides, there is no anti-virus software for ipad, so you wouldn't notice anyway :)

    what malware, viruses have you got?
     
  5. ron7624 macrumors 68020

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    Wih an iPad, you will be safe paying your bills and ordering merchandise. Do NOT do it on public wifi, cause the info may be seen and stolen while exposed.
    I pay my bills, even my house payment on my iPad. I shop Amazon and eBay with my iPad.
    I've not had a hint of a problem. My banks are connected as well.
    Use good judgement and don't answer any emails trying to sell you something. Period. Delete them unread.
    Good judgement and an iPad should keep you safe IMO, although in this world of cyber bandits, things could change overnight but I don't think it will any time soon.
    My 2 cents.
     
  6. asleep macrumors 68040

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    Malware regenerates when not properly removed.

    Find a malware removal forum.
     
  7. mrex macrumors 68030

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    im interested in knowing what is the name for that malware... possible false alarm?
     
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