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virus wiped out contacts from iphone

by jchwvu83 / March 29, 2012 12:10 AM PDT

a virus (eastern european type?) go onto my iphone 4 through my go daddy webmail and wiped out my contact list. Anyone know what this may be and how I should protect myself?

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Nope, that didn't happen.
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 29, 2012 11:05 AM PDT

There are no iOS viruses.

Whatever happened to your contacts was caused in some other way.


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No virus but when I was in Asia
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 30, 2012 6:29 AM PDT

I was surprised at how many phones are jail broken and folk trade apps like trading cards. Many have malware and strange problems are plentiful.

I'm glad that back home, few jail broken phones and folk seem to be a little more savvy about this.

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It may have been malware
by Pepe7 / April 6, 2012 1:41 AM PDT

For jailbroken phones, it's certainly not uncommon. A single bad app can do such damage. Perhaps it's the best thing about (otherwise) being in the 'walled garden'(?)

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