Does Ipad2 Have Antivirus Software Installed?

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I am new to the Apple Family and this forum.  My job is giving me an ipad2 this afternoon and I was wondering if Apple has installed an antivirus software. If not, which software should I get?

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Does Ipad2 Have Antivirus Software Installed?

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Yes, You do not need any antivirus or software as such for your iPad2. You will use the applications from the app store and Apple approves every app in the app store one by one. They are restricted by apple, they cannot do anything to harm the iPad. Apple products such as the iPad, iPod and iPhone are all secure as they are a part of a closed system. The iOS architecture is more secure than a Mac or PC or Linux system, but it's not bulletproof. So keeping the updated iOS is much more safer. But basically it has no viruses because: 1.You can't get apps/programs from anywhere but the app store. 2.Every app in the app store is safe, as apple has personally checked each one. In conclusion, no, you will never need antivirus of any kind on an iPad. Ever. Welcome to worry-free computing…

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Does Ipad2 Have Antivirus Software Installed?

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If you have an iPad or it is your first time to use an iPad and you are scared that it might get infected with a virus like when using Android or computer, luckily, it is different on iOS. At the moment, there are no known viruses that target the iPad.

Technically, a virus is a piece of code that replicates or reproduces itself by creating a copy within another piece of software on the computer. But unlike PCs or computers that run on the Microsoft Windows operating system that have a very open file system, iOS doesn’t allow a single app direct access to the files of another application. This prevents any possible virus from replicating.

Additionally, you don’t need to install an antivirus on an iPad. Your best option of protecting your iPad is to keep it updated. You need to keep it on top of operating system updates.

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