Support Is Anti Virus software needed?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Orlando Boom, Oct 18, 2010.

  1. Orlando Boom

    Orlando Boom Member
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    This is my first smartphone so spare me the laughter. Is anti virus software really needed in the Epic? I do surf the web a lot.
     

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  2. SlyFerret

    SlyFerret Well-Known Member
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    It's looking like the greatest risk to mobile platforms will probably be trojans. Malware written to trick the user into downloading an app that collects/steals information, or installs other malicious software.

    At this time... you probably don't NEED to run AV software, as long as you pay attention to the permissions requested by apps that you download.

    -SF

    BTW... there actually have been apps yanked from the Android Market that Google felt were malicious.
     
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