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How to Check Your Apple Ipad for Malware and Viruses


 For some people buying Apple products over any other brand is simply a preference. Sometimes this is because devices like iPhones iPad and Macs are much more resistant to threats like viruses and malware.

For example, here’s one of the great things about owning an apple iPads – unless you broke it in jail the chances of it catching the viruses are almost nil. This is great but it does not mean you’re completely clear.

Even if full-fledged viruses cannot take over your apple iPads there are still threats like malware. Do you know the phishing scams that trick you into providing information like passwords on malicious websites? These links can be sent to your iPad just as easily as they are sent to your computer.

Fortunately, there are some ways to make sure you are not looking at adware or phishing scams and they do not require you to buy anything. I will also tell you how to protect your iPad so that you can completely avoid these problems.


Scan your iPad for malware and other problems

To check if you are looking for adware or phishing scams on your iPad while browsing the web check the URL in your web browser. If the URL has spelling errors or a lot of numbers and letters it’s probably a scam and you should just get off the page.

If you keep coming across a page that says you have malware or viruses on your device or that you continue to see a persistent pop-up ad you may need to clear your apple iPads cache. This will unfortunately eliminate most of the passwords saved from your browser which can be annoying. 

Just make sure you save your passwords elsewhere such as a password manager before taking the next steps so you can re-save them all and get back to normal iPad use quickly.

Once you have your passwords ready to use go to settings and then tap Safari in the left menu. Click the “Clear History and Site Data” link at the bottom of the page and click “Clear” to confirm your selection. Malware/virus warnings should disappear completely like all pop-ups.

If you received a strange message in your email instead of browsing the Internet check your email address. Again if the address contains spelling errors or is unofficial from somewhere where you have an account or subscription it is most likely a scam and you should report it as spam then delete it from your inbox.

If you’re worried about your iPad’s behavior after hacking (which is not recommended), think about recent downloads. 

Were there any apps outside of the app store or from a company that you have a hard time verifying your identity? Or is it just one particular app behaving strangely? The problem may be this app.

Check the developer’s social media pages for news and make sure you have the latest version of the app. If things are up to date and there are no reports of issues uninstall the app and see if the issues persist elsewhere on your iPad. If not you’ve found the culprit!

Try to find an alternative application for this function in the future. If the problem persists keep checking recent app downloads or file downloads and see if uninstalling this fixes your issue.

We also have tips to check if your iPads are giving bad information or if they are really damaged. Let’s see how we can protect our iPads so that this does not happen again.


Keep your iPad from being compromised

We’ve already talked about checking URLs and email addresses before clicking on links or providing personal information. Also, it’s very important to keep your iPads and apps up to date to prevent malware. 

If you want to keep adware malware and even some phishing scams out of your iPad you need to scan and stay up to date on software updates both for iOS and for each separate app.

Again it’s best not to hack your iPad to keep it 100% safe and repaired as most Apple Genius bars will not work to help a broken device in jail. If this is what you decide to do however be sure to take a few more safety precautions when using it. 

Try using a VPN (such as ExpressVPN) while browsing the Internet so that it may be more difficult to target or view your device by outsiders.

Download apps only from reputable developers. Consider getting an antivirus app like Bitdefender Mobile Security which can provide a little more security to your device in the form of remote locks adding web protection and device deletion features.

Keep in mind that restarting your device can sometimes help reset it if bad software has entered and kicking people who access your device remotely from your iPad. Also, consider clearing the cache from time to time so that the adware is washed away before it deceives you or becomes a nuisance when you use a tablet.

The last way to protect your iPad is to back it up regularly for storage in the cloud or on your computer. 

If incoming malware requires the iPad to be reset to factory settings you will be less driven if you have clean backups and your iPad can back up and function much faster.

IPads are some of the safest devices when it comes to malware and viruses but they are still vulnerable to certain attacks. Keep your iPad device safe by knowing what to watch out for and protect it in advance with the tips we’ve provided.