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Can Tablets Get Viruses?

Started 1328989242.09 in Electronics Talk | Last reply 1329138655.457 by gardenman

Just wondering if any of you know the answer....and if they do, what do you do about it?

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EstyWA1329007116.441578 PostsRegistered 11/7/2011
Yes they can! I would recommend downloading AVG antivirus from your app store. An everytime you turn your tablet on I would recommend opening and running the software.

dooBdoo1329009704.9719342 PostsRegistered 6/27/2010Beautiful Southeast USA

If it's an iPad, no. Any of the others, yes.


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ALTECHNET1329035055.127725 PostsRegistered 10/30/2010USA

Dr Web Lite is better for Android. Check the iPad forums for your question though.

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Ladybug7241329091762.9434909 PostsRegistered 11/13/2007

Wow thank you so much everyone. I have the Pandigital Supernova and I didn't even think about it getting a virus until it dawned on me that, if a computer can get one, I suppose a tablet could too! I don't think it was mentioned in any of the tablet presentations though.

gardenman1329138655.45317641 PostsRegistered 6/30/2005Southern New Jersey

At this point and time you pretty much have to assume that anything can get malware. (Even Apple products.) It's always smartest to use protection and follow safe Internet practices when using any device connected to the Internet. If you don't, you're going to run into trouble at some point and time.

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