It is considered that devices with the iOS system are fairly well protected from viruses. But if you suddenly find a virus, what to do? This article provides the instruction on how to remove virus from iPad.
How can you get a virus?
Even with Apple platforms, security incidents sometimes occur. Unfortunately, as technology grows, so does malware, this is very common today. To protect and safeguard your Apple device, you must remember to use it responsibly and avoid many dangerous operations. The virus causes the greatest harm on the iPad by stealing the personal data of the user, from phone numbers to passwords to important services.
Technically speaking, a virus is a piece of code that is inserted into another program, whereas a worm is a separate program; both seek to spread themselves by hijacking messaging apps or through social engineering.
The iOS platform has faced a number of attacks that meet the first definition, in which attackers inserted malicious code into respectable applications or hacked the developer tool used to create them. While compromised apps should be detected during the App Store approval phase, those who have jailbroken their devices may install apps from other sources and might accidentally install something dangerous.
Detection and removal of virus programs on iPad
The structure of iOS resembles many closed cells, due to this, if a virus enters one of the cells, it cannot spread and infect the entire system. He remains isolated. All applications that appear in the App Store are strictly controlled for the presence of viruses or infected parts of the code. But if your iPhone was jailbroken (you made a jailbreak), and installed the application from an unverified source, there is a possibility that it carries a virus. The virus will manifest itself in abnormal operation of the device, most often in opening Safari, going to certain sites, or the App Store.
It’s quite simple if you notice any unusual activity on your device or some deviations from work – for example, the constant appearance of advertising, the inability to run all programs, etc. Be aware that the device is most likely infected. But often you may not even suspect it – the existing malware does not pretend to be anything and it is quite difficult to recognize them.
Here are a few more steps to help your iPhone function properly:
- Clear your Safari history and data. To do this, navigate to the Settings, Safari, Clear History, and data.
- You can try to restart your device.
- Reset settings. This operation will return them to the first state and will probably help in the process of removing the virus.
If you still have problems with your iPhone, you can restore your device from a backup. This option is suitable for those who regularly back up their iPhones. If all backups are infected with a virus, you need to restore the iPhone as a new device. This step will delete all information from the device.
How to protect iPhone from viruses?
There are common tips on how to keep your system safe:
- update operation system regularly,
- do not download applications from questionable sources,
- do not follow the links.