3/31/1612:30 pm Forum Question: Anti Virus for iPad Air 2? I have a ipad air 2,should I get anti virus for it? —– tom Comments: One Response to “Anti Virus for iPad Air 2?” Gary Rosenzweig 3/31/16 @ 12:30 pm No. Not only shouldn’t you get it, but you can’t get it even if you wanted to. iOS is not an open operating system like OS X or Windows. You can’t run software that changes the way the OS works. So there is no way to get “anti-virus software” for iOS. And you don’t need it. There are no real threats. All software installed on iOS must come through the App Store, which means you can’t accidentally load malware onto your iPad like you can on a PC. I can go into more detail, but there are the basics. No need to get anti-virus software for iPads, and none exists anyway. Comments Closed. View all Forum Questions Learn More From MacMost Online Course: macOS Sierra Online Course: Mac iMovie Online Course: Mac Pages Online Course: Mac Numbers Online Course: Mac Keynote Online Course: Mac Security Book: 101 Mac Tips Connect with MacMostSubscribe at iTunes to the MacMost video podcast Check out the free MacMost weekly email newsletter Follow MacMost on Facebook Get updates, news and tips on Twitter Get the free MacMost app for the iPhone and iPad MacMost SectionsVideos by Category Video Archive Top Apple-Related News Apple Rumors All Recent Apple News Virus and Malware Information Center Free iPhone Ringtones iPhone App Recommendations Quick Tips MacMost Online Courses MacMost Recommended Products Popular PagesPrintable Keyboard Shortcuts Guide to Online Password Security Uninstalling Mac Apps How to Get Free iPhone Ringtones Extending iPhone Battery Life Make Your Own iPhone Ringtones Syncing Your iPod to More Than One Computer iMovie Picture-In-Picture QuickTime Player Screen Recording Shut Down or Sleep Do Macs Need Anti-Virus? InformationAbout MacMost Support MacMost MacMost Online Courses Contact MacMost MacMost Site Map MacMost Site Policies Popular TopicsFinder • iPad • iPhone • Mac Software • iMovie • Pages • Web • Safari • Security • Numbers • Photos and iPhoto • iTunes • Keynote • iOS • Video • System Preferences • Mail • iWork • Photography • iPhone Apps • GarageBand • Mac Accessories • iPhone OS • Audio • Photos Copyright © 2006-2017 CleverMedia, Inc. All Rights Reserved.