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newbie here: how safe is pdanet from viruses?Support

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  1. tazoman

    tazoman Active Member

    Ok this is my second newbie question. I just downloaded pdanet today and it works perfectly with my phone and computer, actually so good that I couldn't believe how fast I got online with my phone. Anyway here is my question, how safe is pdanet from viruses and has there been any instances where viruses has been detected within the pdanet software itself?

  2. euph_22

    euph_22 Well-Known Member

    PDAnet doesn't provide any protection against viruses, as far as I know. Just like your DSL/Cable modem doesn't provide any virus protection. That's why you have antivirus on your computer.

    Looking online briefly, there are a couple of cases where people THOUGHT they got a virus from pdanet. However, it's either because there were downloading from sketchy sites (4share, etc) or because their AV program was being hypersensitive. As long as you're downloading it from a reliable place, it's fine. Thousands of people use it.

    (ok, on second thought I might have misread your second question. You might have meant "Has PDAnet ever found viruses?" In which case, pdanet is not an AV. It won't find viruses, it just just pipes the phone's data connection to your computer).

    Are you just asking out of curiosity/paranoia or do you think pdanet gave you a virus? The more specific you are, the better we can help...
  3. tazoman

    tazoman Active Member

    just out of curiosity that's all. I am new to this whole smartphone droid thing. thanks for your response.
  4. cipher6

    cipher6 Well-Known Member

    PDAnet just creates a connection for your computer to the internet.

    Once connected your computer is just as open to viruses as if you had DSL, dialup, or any other internet connection.

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