iPhones, iPods, & iPads forum

Question

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?

Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: virus wiped out contacts from iphone
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: virus wiped out contacts from iphone
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Collapse -
Answer
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.

P

Collapse -
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.
Bob

Collapse -
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'(?)

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Help 49,613 discussions
icon
Computer Newbies 10,349 discussions
icon
Laptops 19,436 discussions
icon
Security 30,426 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 20,308 discussions
icon
Windows 10 360 discussions
icon
Phones 15,802 discussions
icon
Windows 7 7,351 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 14,641 discussions

Smartphone tip

Hoarding photos on your phone?

Those picture are hogging memory and could be slowing down your phone.