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  1. Robinelli

    Robinelli Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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  2. robo21

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    So why would they want to do this? Hmm, anyways there are several anti virus in the Market. One good one i hear is Lookout.
     
  4. Brinkley1988

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    faint, That means we should take care when we install apps? That's not good, is there any virus killer apps?
     
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    I guess I'll have to install lookout again (When restoring pics it always made duplicates for some reason)
     
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    Drhyde Well-Known Member

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    Meh, this is old news. I remember they were going to show it off to Google in hopes that they would take security more seriously.
     
  7. mastermind1431

    mastermind1431 Well-Known Member

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    That's an old news... check this out..... We have a hot thread out there....

    As a side note, it is not a virus.... so no worries....
     
  8. Hrethgir

    Hrethgir Well-Known Member

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    Yuppers, old news. And also yuppers, not a virus, but a tool. You'll see me griping about the way it was released in the above mentioned thread, but it didn't stop me from going out and getting a Droid X ordered last weekend. And I'm totally awesome, so don't worry about it.
     
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    amerinamese Well-Known Member

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    I have lookout. It scans all apps when you download them for viruses. It also has an antivirus that scans your phone on a schedule.
     
  10. con40

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    lookout is awesome!!!

     
  11. Djidea

    Djidea Well-Known Member

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    Does lookout just suck down more battery?
     
  12. robo21

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    Actually, it doesn't seem to even register on the battery use statistics. Mine are as follows:
    • 42% Cell Standby
    • 31% Phone Idle
    • 19% Display
    • 5% Paper Toss (Is a game app I played for about 30 minutes total now)
    • 3% Android System
    • 2% Android OS
     
  13. A.Nonymous

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    It boils down to this. You don't need an anti-virus app on your phone. The only anti-virus program you need is the one installed between your two ears. Don't install any apps that ask for permissions they have no business having. An app that helps you find your car needs to know your GPS location. A note taking app does not. It's just common sense. Putting anti-virus software on your phone is probably not going to hurt anything other than, potentially, your battery life. That's it. It could potentially kill apps that are legit and that you do want though.
     

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