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    • 2013yearofthehouse
    • By 2013yearofthehouse 27th Nov 17, 12:26 PM
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    How do I check for viruses and spyware on an iPad, please?
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    • 27th Nov 17, 12:26 PM
    How do I check for viruses and spyware on an iPad, please? 27th Nov 17 at 12:26 PM
    My card details have been stolen and used to make online purchases. I only ever use my iPad, so is it possible I could have a virus or spyware? I know it is supposed to be rare, but how do I check, please? I'm worried now about using my iPad for future purchases (with my new replacement card). Thank you.
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    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 27th Nov 17, 1:47 PM
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    • 27th Nov 17, 1:47 PM
    You dont have a virus or spyware on your ipad


    Be careful about what websites you give your card details to.
    Make sure these websites are the real sites you intend to be using and not fakes.


    Dont give your card details to anybody that CALLS YOU.


    etc
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    • JJ Egan
    • By JJ Egan 27th Nov 17, 1:49 PM
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    • 27th Nov 17, 1:49 PM
    You can always factory reset your IThing and start fresh .
    • 2013yearofthehouse
    • By 2013yearofthehouse 27th Nov 17, 2:10 PM
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    • 27th Nov 17, 2:10 PM
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    • 27th Nov 17, 2:10 PM
    You can always factory reset your IThing and start fresh .
    Originally posted by JJ Egan
    Thank you

    You dont have a virus or spyware on your ipad


    Be careful about what websites you give your card details to.
    Make sure these websites are the real sites you intend to be using and not fakes.


    Dont give your card details to anybody that CALLS YOU.


    etc
    Originally posted by AndyPix
    Thank you

    I've heard it's not very likely, but is it impossible? Sorry if I sound a bit paranoid, but just worried.

    The card was only 3 months old and not one I use very often. I haven't used it via chip and pin and the only websites I've used it on are supermarkets, pharmacies, Marks and Spencer, Waterstones and iTunes - all sites I've used previously over the past few years and this has never happened before. I definitely haven't spoken to anyone on the phone or clicked on any links in emails etc. so trying to rack my brains as to what else it could be, besides my iPad.

    Last edited by 2013yearofthehouse; 27-11-2017 at 2:13 PM.
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 27th Nov 17, 4:53 PM
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    • 27th Nov 17, 4:53 PM
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    • 27th Nov 17, 4:53 PM
    but is it impossible?
    Originally posted by 2013yearofthehouse

    Technically - it is possible.


    But for all intents and purposes it may aswell be impossible.
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    • w50nky
    • By w50nky 27th Nov 17, 8:42 PM
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    • 27th Nov 17, 8:42 PM
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    • 27th Nov 17, 8:42 PM
    Do you use a VPN by any chance? A friend of mine installed a dodgy one sometime ago and lost money through it.
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    • 2013yearofthehouse
    • By 2013yearofthehouse 30th Nov 17, 2:38 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 2:38 PM
    Do you use a VPN by any chance? A friend of mine installed a dodgy one sometime ago and lost money through it.
    Originally posted by w50nky
    No, I donít. Thanks for the suggestion though
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 30th Nov 17, 3:00 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 3:00 PM
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    • 30th Nov 17, 3:00 PM
    Do you use a VPN by any chance? A friend of mine installed a dodgy one sometime ago and lost money through it.
    Originally posted by w50nky

    If you install a dodgy ANYTHING then there is the potential to lose money through it .
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    • The Ang
    • By The Ang 1st Dec 17, 2:53 AM
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    • 1st Dec 17, 2:53 AM
    I don't think Mac product has virus. Good luck.
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 1st Dec 17, 8:48 AM
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    I don't think Mac product has virus. Good luck.
    Originally posted by The Ang
    You've obviously not seen this thread then.
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