Why You Don’t Need Antivirus On Your iPad

Dear Computer Lady,

Do I need an antivirus program for my iPad, if so, which do you suggest?

Thanks, Jeanne

Dear Jeanne,

Actually, you don’t need an antivirus program for your iPad as long as your device hasn’t been jailbroken. Jailbreaking is a way of bypassing the restrictions Apple puts on the operating system. It also voids the warranty.

Apple designs its devices with security as a top priority. It keeps apps separate from the operating system. In addition, any app that you install on your iPad must be checked by Apple before they can be listed in the App store. If an app contained a virus, it would not make it into the app store.



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