Can it have a virus?

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  1. Appman

    Appman Community Development Staff Member

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    I know people have asked this before and I couldn't find a straight answer: can an not jailbroken iPod touch get a virus from visiting a website on the Safari. Because I went on safari(on my iPod) and clicked on a website on google and it said there were 12 Trojans on my computer. I don't know if this is an ad or what. I would post the link but I didn't know what the heck it was.
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    there is a lot of (fake) ads that get you to download their crappy antivirus software. so it was probably just that.
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    It could be one of those ads that say you have a virus, and then make you download their virus, thinking that it is a security fix
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    dude111115 Banned

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    ya dude theres ads that pop up they say u got trojans on ur pc, but you cant. ipod OS is too hard to get a vireus
  5. Chicken

    Chicken Retired Moderator

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    It's not to hard to get a virus. Remember 1.1.x? TIFF exploit that allowed jailbreaking, was done through the web browser.
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    The iPhone OS cannot get a virus. Simple as that.

    ESPECIALLY if it isn't jailbroken.

    ...At least in 2009 it can't :0
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    Chicken Retired Moderator

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    Every OS ever made can get a virus.
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    Appman Community Development Staff Member

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    How's that?
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    Chicken Retired Moderator

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    It's just not possible to make a completely exploit free OS.

    No matter how hard you try, a hacker can beat you.
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    nobody has made one that is widespread enough to affect you.
    Most every virus or any malware was created for windows operating systems, as these are the most used and therefore the best resource to steal info from.

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