Anti-virus applicationsSupport


Last Updated: 2011-01-18 23:07:24
  1. KOLIO

    KOLIO SERIAL AGNOANDROIDIST Guide

    I'm currently using an anti-virus app.It has over 800 viruses listed in its database,none have been detected to be contained in anything I've opened/downloaded,etc.,so I'm just assuming that it is working(over 100,000 scans,& counting),no problem there.
    My question being; is there an anti-virus app that works well w/o hindering performance,or is that just a trade-off to be expected?(I can tell when it is running in the background,my phones overall performance slows down, & right after the notification appears,everything runs as it should).

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  2. joser116

    joser116 Guest


    Its a trade off. Every single antivirus app hinders performance. Lookout is the best, it is made by respected developers and is a high quality app. If you have Lookout, go to setting and tweak the virus scanning settings so the app doesnt check for viruses everytime you install an app.Choose instead to do a scan at a time were your sleeping for example. That will help out a little
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  3. Robbdoe1

    Robbdoe1 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Joser. I'm gonna DL it and give it a try tonight. Antivirus was the next thing I wanted to tackle so this thread comes at a good time.

    Anyone have an opinion as to how dangerous it is out there in App land?

    Thanks.
    Robb
  4. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    Cricket technician informed me that their carrier service has a built in Anti-virus. Don't know about MetroPCS but it's worth calling your provider to find out.

    The thing I don't like about anti-apps is how invasive they are. I can't imagine one not slowing down your performance.

    Also...I wonder if they leave 'traces' like they do on your PCs when you uninstall them.

    I'll be anxious to read the responses.
  5. jroidOes

    jroidOes Member

    Lookout is the best
  6. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    How important do you think it is if your carrier also provides it? Does it slow you down any?

    Course you have a lot more powerful droid! LOL

    Also...have you ever caught a virus? I've been getting spam lately. Annoying as all get out! :rolleyes:

    PS...Just noticed you have the Sanyo Zio too. Did you get the upgrade yet?
  7. joser116

    joser116 Guest

    It is safer than a Mac.But threats are growing. Its a hundred times safer than a pc for sure
  8. joser116

    joser116 Guest

    Jazziette, I am positive that the question you asked the technicians was anwered wrong. If that was true, then how come other better carriers dont stress that out. Some even encourage antivirus programs. Even Google endorces Lookout:)
  9. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    He assured me that Cricket provided it but then .....knowing Cricket, you could be right! LOL

    Google probably owns Lookout. hahaha
  10. joser116

    joser116 Guest

    They will give you any answer they think sounds right but the answer they give is wrong
  11. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    You're right! When they tell me they're gonna get the Manual I don't know if they really mean Manual or Manuel. :rolleyes:
  12. Robbdoe1

    Robbdoe1 Well-Known Member

    I figure you are about right with regard to it being 100X safer then a PC.

    I think my concern comes from allowing install of non-market apps under application settings.

    Again, I will checkout Lookout tonight. That's if the kiddies give me time. :)

    Robb
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  13. Robbdoe1

    Robbdoe1 Well-Known Member

    My Mom tells me "it can't hurt to ask", so I will. Trying to get to a real live Metro Rep is like pulling teeth tho.

    Agree with the traces part. They all leave dingle berries on my PC.

    Can I say dingle berries?

    Robb
  14. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    It's the same with Cricket. You have to hold forever!! Why wouldn't you be able to say dingle berries? Is it an illegal app? I've never heard of it. What does it do?
  15. KOLIO

    KOLIO SERIAL AGNOANDROIDIST Guide


    Out of market apps was my main concern/reason for running an anti-viral app as well.
  16. Robbdoe1

    Robbdoe1 Well-Known Member

    Yeah It kinda makes sense. You open yourself way up doing that.

    TY.
    Robb
  17. Robbdoe1

    Robbdoe1 Well-Known Member

    Never Mind. Lol.

    Robb
  18. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    Okay. You can PM me if you think you would get in trouble here.
  19. joser116

    joser116 Guest

    Viruses exist inside the Market as well but not as often. Sidenote: Theres a theory that antivirus companies themselves create viruses to sell their software.
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  20. Robbdoe1

    Robbdoe1 Well-Known Member

    I got lookout tonight. Nothing found on scan. Set it for daily scan at 2AM. I feel safer already with that little thing in the notification bar. :D

    Let see if it slows me down any over the next few days.

    Thanks.
    Robb
  21. joser116

    joser116 Guest

    Glad to hear!You wont be disappointed . The locate feature and make your device scream (hehe) features are nifty as well.
  22. Tempusfugit

    Tempusfugit Well-Known Member

    link please
  23. KOLIO

    KOLIO SERIAL AGNOANDROIDIST Guide

    MARKETING 101:CREATE A DEMAND FOR YOUR PRODUCT.
    Not paranoid here,I just would'nt be surprised if that's the case.
  24. Jazziette

    Jazziette Well-Known Member

    Me neither! :cool:
  25. joser116

    joser116 Guest

    I just started something here hehe

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