View Single Post
Old November 25th, 2012, 05:49 PM   #27 (permalink)
aysiu
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 879
 
Device(s): Galaxy Nexus (Verizon), Nexus 7
Carrier: Not Provided

Thanks: 149
Thanked 234 Times in 174 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SamuraiBigEd View Post
This is not entirely true, if the software uses an advanced heuristics scanner it can detect "wild" viruses and malware. Will it catch every one, no but it can reduce your risk of exposure. I have had Eset NOD32 do just this on more than a few occasions on my PC, and the files submitted turned out to be new threats.
The context was referring to just visiting a web page in the browser, not downloading a .apk. There are no known attacks of any kind like that in Android. If suddenly such a vulnerability was exploited, "antivirus" isn't going to magically protect you from it.
aysiu is offline  
Reply With Quote