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Monday, 27 November 2017

Leave doubts: Is there a virus on the iPhone?



The million dollar question. First of all, a bit of computer culture to be able to discern between viruses, malware, spyware, etc. In general, everything is usually included under the virus name, but it is something wrong. If we speak accurately, they should all be considered as malware, which is simply malicious software.

The objective of the malware is to infiltrate a computer without the user's knowledge and depending on how his attack is and how it has been infected, it will be when it is called virus, spyware, adware, ransomware ... In Computer, today we explain in detail the modus operandi of this malicious software and how it acts in depth.

For us to understand, a virus is a computer program with the goal of damaging a device and whose characteristics are the ability to self-replicate and also acts transparently to the user. The most obvious symptoms are the slowing down of the terminal and behaving in a strange way , different from what was expected.


Once this point is clarified, we return to the initial question. According to Apple itself, since iOS 8 its software is so robust and secure that it does not need antivirus to protect itself. Or that's what he believes in Cupertino.

Of course, it is not the first time that failures are detected in iOS that show their vulnerability and we can not ignore the fact that our iPhone is always connected to the internet. No, iOS is not Android, but that does not exempt you from being free of risks .

Is there a virus in iOS?


Apple says no. But if we refer to the day to day of its users, although it is not as flagrant as in Android for various reasons, there is malware: adware, trojans, keyloggers, spyware ... and it is that in the end we do not care about users. call virus or adware, what we want is that our information is safe, our iPhone works well and that no one tries to cheat us .


In addition, one thing is certain: the test bench of the App Store is so hard , that before approving an app to appear on the platform, in Cupertino many tests are carried out, so that no malicious apps appear, that supplant the authentic, that violate the intellectual property, etc., something that does happen in the Google Play Store.

Okay, then let's assume as true the premise of Apple in which it says that there is no virus in the iOS environment. What happens with the rest of the malware?
How to know if my iPhone has Malware?

Next we show you a series of indicators that can show that your iPhone is infected by some kind of malicious software.

Have you done Jailbreak?


Yes, we know that the jailbreak is wonderful to customize, download new themes, appearances, tweaks, vitamin apps ... but also opens the door to software not authorized by Apple , and therefore not verified.


When we jailbreak, we are implicitly accepting this fact and playing the security lottery when downloading software from unofficial repositories .

What's wrong with this app?


As we have said before, Apple extreme security in its App Store . But nothing is 100% safe and some app can skip security measures, or simply not do what the description says. And of course, we install it and grant it all kinds of permits without thinking too much about it.


If you notice that when you use an app your device has unforeseen behaviors, such as opening Safari or the App Store without you having done anything, simply uninstall the app and if possible, tell Apple to review it and take the relevant measures.

My iPhone is always wrong


If it is not a thing of a specific app, but it is your device that goes wrong, is shut down, blocked or has lags continuously, the thing is more serious and could be a hardware or software error. Without going any further with iOS 11 it has been proven how the older terminals suffered a brutal slowdown .


In that case, we can do little more than restore factory to cure us in health in the first place. The second may be to try to go back to a previous version of iOS. If still the problem persists, it will take you to an authorized technical service to take charge of the problem and give you a personalized diagnosis.

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