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Old April 28th, 2012, 03:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Downloaded a couple videos.

What's the chances of getting a virus on an Android phone by going on such a site?

I had a laptop once and went on there a few times and got blue screen of death

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Old April 28th, 2012, 03:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What's the chances of getting a virus on an Android phone by going on such a site?

I had a laptop once and went on there a few times and got blue screen of death
Better than not going on a site like that. If you were exposed to PC malware, then I'd guess they will eventually get around to Android, if they haven't already. There is no platform that is safe enough to risk it, IMO.
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Smartphones are worse than PCs when it comes to virus, malware and phishing. I think it is not as bad yet because it is relatively new. But it is just a matter of time. So better stay away from these sites, particuarly the ones that you download stuff rather than streaming.
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Better than not going on a site like that. If you were exposed to PC malware, then I'd guess they will eventually get around to Android, if they haven't already. There is no platform that is safe enough to risk it, IMO.
Of course there is.

Virtual machine in Linux. If you manage to get Linux malware, through a virtual machine and it spreads to your main machine, I will applaud you.

Still, I highly doubt that he would get Android malware through adult websites. The malware that does usually reign on those sites tend to be Windows based anyway and exploit desktop browsers (especially older versions of Internet Explorer).

And now look right as I say that, in the news tomorrow it turns out there is this huge ring of Android malware infected sites that happen to be adult based.
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This is a public forum, think of the children.

In before the close.

Most of the stuff are disgusting to me, anyway, it should be reputable site so you shouldn't worry. You only have to worry about ads really.

Most of the antivirus apps for Android are completely useless, but you can try Zoner Antivirus that can at least detect some.

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Luckily you have device with HD AMOLED screen and Flash support, too bad for iPhone users.
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In before the close.

Most of the stuff are disgusting to me, anyway, it should be reputable site so you shouldn't worry. You only have to worry about ads really.

Most of the antivirus apps for Android are completely useless, but you can try Zoner Antivirus that can at least detect some.
Considering a moderator was the first one to respond, I doubt this will be locked as long as we remain civil and gentleman like as we talk about websites for exotic pleasures on our mobiles.
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Better than not going on a site like that. If you were exposed to PC malware, then I'd guess they will eventually get around to Android, if they haven't already. There is no platform that is safe enough to risk it, IMO.

Well, ****!

Just out of interest, have any Android phones been crippled by a virus yet?
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Just out of interest, have any Android phones been crippled by a virus yet?
While personally I have never been affected or seen anyone affected by Android malware, it's out there. One Year Of Android Malware (Full List) Hackmageddon.com. It's most likely because I keep an eye on permissions and don't go to questionable sites.
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Android Phones are more vulnerable to malware more than ever. This is due to the trust we have put in them as their has been not a lot going on out in the wild but trust me, malware is out their.

Their was a fake instagram app that was out their recentyl that was bundled with malicious code.

A lot of people are now installing custom ROMS on their phones, Sometimes this can reduce your phones tighness dramtically, as you are basically opening everything up.
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Just treat your Android device as you would your PC and just be smart and you'll be a-o-kay.

EDIT: That is, if you stay away from those sites and are careful on your PC then yes.
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I would think you would have more problems with the apps that are out there than you would just going to a site on your browser. I would be scared of the sites that ask you to sign up or give them your e mail, though.
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Cheers for the replies everyone. Scanned my phone with a couple anti virus apps. Nothing shown up so I think I'm ok.
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What's your chances of downloading a virus through your web browser? Nearly impossible.

What's your chances of downloading an app with malware in it that steals your personal info, downloads ads, and/or downloading a malicious root app that can bypass the dalvik virtual machine security? A lot more likely.

A 'virus' isn't likely to infect Android, ever. But malware (apps that masquerade as useful apps and cause harm by stealing info, downloading other apps and tracking cookies) is, apparently, common place. Only you can protect yourself from that, as I wouldn't trust anti-malware apps to do what they say.
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Cheers for the replies everyone. Scanned my phone with a couple anti virus apps. Nothing shown up so I think I'm ok.
The recent offerings of Antivirus and Anti-malware apps have proven to be notoriously ineffective. I wouldn't base my personal security on them alone .
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What's your chances of downloading a virus through your web browser? Nearly impossible.

What's your chances of downloading an app with malware in it that steals your personal info, downloads ads, and/or downloading a malicious root app that can bypass the dalvik virtual machine security? A lot more likely.

A 'virus' isn't likely to infect Android, ever. But malware (apps that masquerade as useful apps and cause harm by stealing info, downloading other apps and tracking cookies) is, apparently, common place. Only you can protect yourself from that, as I wouldn't trust anti-malware apps to do what they say.
Very well said, and very true as well. Security begins with common sense.
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Very well said, and very true as well. Security begins with common sense.
Agreed. It begins there, but it doesn't have to end there. You can add additional layers of security.
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