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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kens97sto171, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. kens97sto171

    kens97sto171 Member
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    Just wondering if I really need to run an anti virus on my Droid?

    If I root using the new one touch root availiable on the market could I then run set CPU or do I have to run a different ROM to use it.

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  2. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    Antivirus - for what reason? This is not Windows....

    If you root, you can run SetCPU - ROM is irrelevant. An Overclockable kernel is what you will need to OC though.
  3. kens97sto171

    kens97sto171 Member
    Thread Starter

    OK thanks will dump the antivirus.
    I am running the stock 2.1 I assume it is NOT a kernel that can be overclocked?
    Sorry if these are dumb questions but I work 70hrs a week out on the road so I don't have the time to keep up on all the lastest news.
    Thanks for your help.
  4. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    The kernel is separate from the OS (operating system) - if you are stiock, though, then you are running stock kernels.

    BUT - the FroYo update bumps your CPU atuomatically from a min of 550 / max of 600 to a min 600 / max of 800.

    It makes a difference - so you should check out the new FroY before you overclock, unless you just really want to overclock....

    And the only dumb questions are the ones that you never ask, but assume.... :D
  5. mrjerryk

    mrjerryk Well-Known Member

    I would say it's safe to run without an Anti-Virus right now. But in the near future I would say to go ahead and have one.

    I read an article the other day saying that mobile devices are now the number 1 target of hackers writing viruses and spyware. With Android owning biggest market share of that I would say we could be prime targets for such attacks.

    Just my opinion on the subject.

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