Anti virus for iPhone

haggstock

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The general consensus is that you do not need one, no one I know uses one. If you connect to the internet on unsecured wifi such as coffee shops or pubs etc, you might want to use a VPN service like hotspot ( I use it on my iPad to watch UK TV when I'm working abroad:)) .earlier this year there was an iOS scare about hijacked accounts , but Apple put that down to people giving away account info after receiving " phishing emails"
 

bibio1st

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Lee, I've had an iPhone for a couple of years without any problems virus wise, I have had occasional problems with pop ups on this site but admin usually sorts this fairly quickly.

Steve
 

banjo298

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Lee I also have used an I phone for over three years without any anti virus software, and have had no problems. I've always been lead to believe it's not necessary with Apple.
 

blox119

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There is no risk to you from viruses on an iPhone (or Mac) but there is the potential to pass on a virus to a windows user if you send them an infected file or email.

I wouldn't bother with antivirus on the iPhone, I do run Clam AV on my Mac just to help protect the poor misguided Windows users.
 
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