Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Device(s): HTC G1, HTC G2, LG G2x, Nokia N900, HTC Amaze, Nexus 4, Nexus 7
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Just to be clear...There's NO active Linux or Android viruses. NONE. There is some malware, yes. Viruses are a type of malware, but not all malware is a virus. That's very important distinction to keep in mind. Viruses are a much more serious problem than other types of malware.
As long as software installation is only from the Play Store malware risk is *extremely* low. No need for so-called antivirus security apps.
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