I downloaded an app for downloading things from the internet, mainly gaming videos off of YouTube. At first everything was working fine, but I got this generic you've won popup and accidentally pressed the only option on the screen (you've won) is it possible for that app to infect my phone with malware from that popup?

  • Probably not! What was the app exactly (provide a link to it or the full name, if you can)? – owlswipe Jan 12 '17 at 2:56
  • It was just called Downloader, but that's all I remember – TakeMeHomeCountryRoads Jan 12 '17 at 22:01
  • If you're talking about this app it doesn't look too sketchy! Remember that Apple reviews the code of every single app before it gets on the App Store. – owlswipe Jan 13 '17 at 0:09
  • It was more similar to this app itunes.apple.com/us/app/browser-file-manager-for-documents/…, but alright, cool, hopefully my phone doesn't die – TakeMeHomeCountryRoads Jan 16 '17 at 0:00
  • that app looks pretty safe in and of itself, but of course it's possible for it to download a file that exploits a vulnerability in your phone. That said, if you're phone is un-jailbroken and up-to-date software-wise, you'll probably be safe. You can try as hard as you want to infect your iPhone with some malware and it probably won't work :). – owlswipe Jan 16 '17 at 1:15

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