Clean a virus?

Jeannec

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How do I check iPod for a virus and them clean it?
 

iphonewarrior

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iPods don't get viruses. If it starts acting funky, restore it through iTunes.
 

craiggiarc

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How do I check iPod for a virus and them clean it?
Or are you concerned that someone who's held it had a virus which you don't want to catch?

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like iPhonewarrior said there is no viruses on the ipod touch unless you jailbreaked your ipod and that cydia package is **** up well that means you will have to restore it
 

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There are no iOS viruses, even if you jailbreak. If you are experiencing problems after installing a Cydia package, try removing that package. Restoring is a last resort and we can often help people fix their iPods/iPhones without resorting to a restore. Please describe the problem.
 
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There are no iOS viruses, even if you jailbreak. If you are experiencing problems after installing a Cydia package, try removing that package. Restoring is a last resort and we can often help people fix their iPods/iPhones without resorting to a restore. Please describe the problem.
its not called a virus its called a ****** up package but i guess thats okay
 

iphonewarrior

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its not called a virus its called a ****** up package but i guess thats okay
Luckily for us this forum has a langauge filter. There is no requirement to swear, thanks.
 

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its not called a virus its called a ****** up package but i guess thats okay
My reply was meant as clarification for the the OP. I was just pointing out that an incompatible Cydia package can often be uninstalled, making a restore unnecessary.
 

Europa

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i had a fake packadge and it ****** up my whole ipod and cydia etc
I'm not saying it will always work. A restore will sometimes be required. We don't know what problems the OP is experiencing and a restore may not be necessary for him or her.

Use of foul langauge is not allowed on this forum, nor is substituting characters for it. Forum Policy.
 

RoofMonkey

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Just read the forum rules. And please don't yell, I had my speaker all the way up...
 

Europa

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There is no need to yell or get an attitude. The forum rules clearly state that substituting characters for foul words isn't allowed, just as foul langauge is not allowed. This doesn't warrant an infraction, but I'm asking you to stop debating it with me as it is a set rule. Another mod has already asked you to stop as well.
 

iphonewarrior

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Shall we get back on topic?

Let's summarise, iDevices don't get viruses :)
 

Kobel1up

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Ok, just got done reading through this forum and had my question unanswered. Now I do know that Apple products don't get viruses. I also get worried when I watch the news and see a story about hackers using email to gain access to your info. Are there any viruses that hackers use that I should be aware of, or am I for the most part completely safe? Or how about being logged into Facebook on my iPhone, ipad2 or MBP? Sorry if this seems paranoid, but I have only owned pc and Android until last summer when I saw the light. Lol. thanks