AntiVirus software?General


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  1. Hypo Luxa

    Hypo Luxa Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I was told by the guy at VZW that Antivirus software like Lookout was bad to have on your phone. What do you guys think? Does anyone here use antivirus software?
     

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  2. jcase

    jcase Well-Known Member

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    With no know android virii in the wild, I would say any antivirus software is a joke right now.

    With how fones are locked down, I would only worry with rooted phones.
     
  3. tproctor

    tproctor Well-Known Member

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    I use Lookout, but I could care less about the antivirus. I use it mainly for backing up my stuff.
     
  4. Hypo Luxa

    Hypo Luxa Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    As my phone is not rooted, I suppose your right. Kinda pointless. I was more or less concerned about something being hidden in apps whether intentional or not.

    I'm new to whole smart phone thing. Being a Windows tech for a good number of years I'm constantly preaching anti-virus and hate running apps taking up my processor. Just broke myself of the whole task killer thing. I'm learning that I need adopt a different mindset with this.
     
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    Tooleman694 Well-Known Member

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    I wouldnt worry about it at all..

    On Linux based machines, all anti virus software does is prevent you from forwarding virus's to Windows users..
     
  6. AwesomeIT

    AwesomeIT Well-Known Member

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    You need not worry about anti-virus software on your mobile phone.
     
  7. Hypo Luxa

    Hypo Luxa Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Coolness! Thanks!
     
  8. xusefil321

    xusefil321 New Member

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    thats funny! i literally went to vzw today to see if they could fix my ota issues without doing a hard restart (which they couldn't) and the "service manager" said that the antivirus that they say is best is lookout.

    i dont really use it for its virus protection i use it for backing up but still thought it was funny
     
  9. DennisMitchell

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    I've been using Trend Micro.. .Its great....But instead of letting people keep what they've invested in, after the license is up they disable the dat files so there is 0% protection after the expiration date. But i've never had a prob with viruses while using Trend Micro....

    Gamefly

     

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