Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by aimeegail, Feb 17, 2013.
What's the best antivirus to use with the note 2?
Does the note 2 easily get viruses?
Well, the Note 2 is an Android phone and Android is not likely to ever get a virus. You can, however, download bad apps from the Play Store that could contain malware, but this is probably unlikely as they check, but still possible. Just look at the app reviews, comments and permissions of an app and you'll be fine. If you want an antivirus then avast is a good one.
Thanks!! I was thinking that I caught a virus because I downloaded some songs from the phone then some of my apps like messaging and facebook requires me to force close them.
Probably nothing like that. Have you cleared the cache on them or cleared the data? That might help. You might also want to check this thread out. You'll find a lot of good info in there. Android permissions explained, security tips, and avoiding malware
Will do. THANKS A LOT!!
Moved to Samsung Galaxy Note 2 section.
Might be easier to just restore it..
I've heard a lot of good things about Lookout. Personally I don't use anything.
it has the aintitheft like cerebrus
and antivorus that caught what lookout, avg, sophos, and nq security missed
Mostly android dont get virus if u use them with common sense i mean if u download stuff from trusted parties like Google play store u dont need any antivirus and in case you download stuff from third parties u defiantly need antivirus atm i m using appriva cloud antivirus its available on Google Play store you can download it from there
It's just my personal opinion that all this anti virus/theft apps are a waste of time. Could be because I don't install every app I come across. I give cautious a whole new meaning.
I use Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete. Desktops, notebooks and Android devices. Covered in all fronts, but still need to practice common sense. For Android, I mainly have it up because I browse a lot to find information. Sometimes I accidentally hit a link by mistake as the search is still loading and input is not properly recognized. Then I get this big red page telling me site may be harmful, etc. I exit out and continue on my business. It also flags sites that have been known to be attacked/infected and gives a warning to the user.
Though it's quite useless if someone knows how to do a factory reset.
Don't forget that AVG Pro is free in Samsung Apps for Note 2 users.
Or is that just for the UK?
Doesn't show up on the US Samsung Apps website. It only shows the free version, so it must be a UK exclusive (just like the Need for Speed game that was available for free).
Yep thats what i meant dont download all the apps u come across
never seen any one on here report a virus!
We would like to share our experience with ESET. Our team has developed an Android app which displays on the phone screen the device current location on a map. Several our customers complained that ESET pop-ups a notification that our app is dangerous. It was very strange and we check the app with other antiviruses like Avast, Kaspersky, AVG. Everything was fine, our app was working and we did not get any notifications from the antiviruses. However when we installed ESET it started to scream that our app is dangerous. We contacted ESET tech support and did not get answers on our questions.
We did a test to figure out ESET quality as an antivirus. It was easy to find a spyware app on Google Play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=app.phone.track
ESET should catch it and notify us about the virus. However we did not get any notifications and the spyware app was installed successfully. ESET must catch it, but it did not!
From our experience ESET is real sucks and not an effective antivirus. We do not recommend to use it.
1. ESET does not catch real spyware.
2. It does notify users that regular apps are dangerous and users think this is a virus.
3. ESET customer support is awful. You will get automated replies and never get answers on your questions.
DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY AND DO NOT BUY ESET!
It is always worth having some form of virus/malware detection software on your device. I have used Avast! without any issues but I see that TrustGo has scored very highly by AV-TEST.
I've always believed that it's not the antivirus developers' best interest to completely eradicate malicious software.
Sort of like, it's not the pharmaceutical company's best interest to completely cure cancer.
Sent using the force
I use AVG on my devices.
I used this originally, but noticed that whenever I made a call it would set my phone to vibrate mode. A bit of research online led me to the conclusion that it was AVG causing the issue. Since uninstalling I haven't had the problem. Just a FYI.
Shame because other than that it was really good. Never caught a virus but it did notify me that an app I downloaded from the Play Store had adware in it. Wasn't even some dodgy newly-uploaded app either, it was one of the editor's picks.....think it might have been Vintage Camera or one of those types of apps.
Look Out and Advanced Mobile Care are great
Sms apps that spam ur contacts blocking
Rom reflash proof antitheft and siren
Delete, track, turn on gps, siren, through sms.
Send sms to freind upon sim change.
And I have tried avg, sophos, lookout, avira, n some others
Avast is the best