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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Alexp08, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. Alexp08

    Alexp08 Well-Known Member
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    should I be worried about getting a virus on my phone, I noticed some virus blockers on the app store and didn't no if I should get one
     

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  2. powerkiter

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    I did use lookout and Norton on my phone, when I first installed lookout it scanned and found one app that it flagged up saying the app was safe on the phone but it would infect my pc if it was connected via usb but that was the only time.

    But lookout does come with other handy functions ;)
     
  3. dpk0875

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    Hey powerkiter, do u recall what app it was that was flagged?
     
  4. rosered

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    I installed MyLookout last night cos I read about it in another thread. It found an 'autorun.inf' so I quarantined it. Had a google search on it and got loads of hits but in normal google style, too much really. Anyway, I am running a virus scan on my net book too which is the pc that it is connected to, hopefully nothing sinister found but will report back.

    Should I be hugely worried?!
     
  5. Alexp08

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    well rose I don't think any virus is a good virus lol but keep us updated
     
  6. Merolas

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    well, since it's running a open source OS, Virus might be a worry. Since you don't know the intention of the programmer that make it. It's important to verify the background and the rating of an app before downloading it. I won't say that it's completly useless but i've seen cases of apps (banking) that were viruses (type keylogger) and tried to steal user infos. You're never too safe with computers these days.
     
  7. Alexp08

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    rose I can't find mylookout on the market
     
  8. Merolas

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    search for lookout... you'll see it as Lookout Mobile Security
     
  9. paulus3476

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    I think the autorun.inf that it flags is actually the autorun for the phone when it connects to your pc and shows the se icon in windows explorer
     
  10. rosered

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    So the fact that I have quarantined it... is that going to cause problems? OK so I am back to being a newbie... :eek:
     
  11. powerkiter

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    Here is a link for Norton Mobile Security

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    Here is the one for Lookout

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    Here is one for Super Security

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    They all do roughly the same thing but each one has a feature the other does not, I ran all 3 on my X10 with no issues or lagging :)
     
  12. powerkiter

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    No you wont have any issues I cant remember if a quarantined or removed what I found on my phone but never had any issues and oddly after I rooted it did not come back so I doubt it is from SE :D
     
  13. highaltitude

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    so Norton actually runs on something without bogging it down? LOL Any other choices out there?
     
  14. CuBz

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    MyLookout also found autorun.inf on my phone when I installed it 2 weeks ago, and I also quarantined it. Havn't noticed any problems since, and my phone stills connects to USB problemless (I don't know if that's actually a word, but it makes sence :D) So I wouldn't worry :)
     
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