Malware on iPad!

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  1. alihamilton

    alihamilton Member

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    I have had my iPad for two days but clicked on a site today in Safari and a bunch of malware flew in! I read I am to restore the iPad if this happens but now can I prevent this in future? What I did actually is restore from back up to avoid having to reinstore all my apps, as I posted in another thread that my apps are greyed out when I sync the iPad with computer. How common is it to get malware on the iPad? And is restoring from back up sufficient to remove malware, please?
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    You didn't get malware.
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    Umm, I dont think malaware exists on iPad.
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    haha, just as funny as the guy that got ripped off for the 64gb touch
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    So what was the list of malware, trojans etc that jumped on the screen and then Windows Security asking to remove and then saying Safari saying it could not open the file? It all happened so quickly but it did happen!!!
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    Did it fly in by plane?

    Edit: Oh windows security was asking to remove it from your ipad? Dude what have you been smoking?
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    It was probably an advertisement for an antivirus program. The Windows Security with all the viruses is fake.
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    Well, that is malware in itself, isn't it?? My question still is, is it enough to restore from back up or should I do a complete restore?
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    Just keep using it? There is no need to restore.....
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    Thank you! It certainly seems to be fine!
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