You might have encountered a PDF document that seems suspicions, and so, you're wondering if it can even have a virus.
The answer is that, yes, PDF documents can also have viruses, regardless of what some people may say about them.
It's important to know how you can stay away from malicious PDF documents, so this is what we'll cover in this post.
Yes, PDF files can also carry viruses. Downloading them implies the risk of infecting your device, so you have to be careful with which PDFs to trust.
PDFs are one of the most used file formats, and you have to be really careful with which files you actually want to trust to download.
To scan if a PDF has viruses, you can use a file scanning app. Chrome, Gmail, and other popular apps already have this feature to prevent you from downloading a PDF which is most likely to be a virus.
You can also go to the Chrome Extension Store and look for a 'File Scanner' so ti hold you from downloading PDFs that are actually malware.
Here are a couple of things you can do to avoid virus PDFs:
At the end of the day, the best way to keep yourself away from PDF files with viruses is to think twice whether you really have to download a file or not.
Always stay away from websites & PDF files that look strange or risky! Better safer than sorry.
Yes. If a PDF file carries a virus and you open it, there's a high risk of getting that virus.
No, Apple iPhone & iPad devices are built in a way that it is impossible to get viruses. You're safe with PDFs.
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