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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Ebattilana100, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. Ebattilana100

    Ebattilana100 Well-Known Member
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    So the other day i was playing with my co-workers EVO 4G and noticed that he had an Anti-Virus icon...
    Ive never heard of an Anti-Virus for an Android until that day,
    Question: Does anyone have this on their Nexus One?
     

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  2. Roze

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    I use lookout, which has an antivirus, location search and a siren/screeching option.

    From what I read, since Android is based off of the Linux Kernel, it doesn't need an antivirus. Blog article I found that explains it fairly well.
     
  3. I also use lookout, i actually am taking part in there premium beta..
     
  4. Roze

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    What's their premium beta? I'm a bit behind on Android news :(
     
  5. i got an email from them a few weeks back asking me if i wanted to take part in the there beta.. it has a remote look feature now
     
  6. Roze

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    Damn...I haven't gotten an email from them for that!!! And what does the remote look feature do? Does it have a wipe feature, being able to enable the siren through a sms coded text or the ability to turn GPS on from the computer? I emailed them on those features and they said they'd look into them awhile back.

    And it seems we've successfully hijacked this thread...sorry OP :p
     
  7. no , no wipe feature yet. they say its coming. but yes it locks it remotely via there site, preventing all use of the phone. Its not on par with wave secure yet. i have that too.. but its getting there
     
  8. Roze

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    Well, they'll hear from me about why I didn't get on their premium beta list and to put me on!!! I missed out on the wave secure free membership when they went off beta mid Feburary :( Didn't get my N1 until early March XD Though I've heard that wavesecure isn't as great as it once was...there were some issues awhile back. I think they'd have 'em ironed out by now.
     
  9. have you tried logging into lookout and seeing if you have an offer?
     
  10. aquaitious

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    You guys should check out ES Security Manager.

    I haven't played around with it too much, but it has some nifty features. Personally, I love password protecting a certain app (GMAIL, so no one can read my email when I give them my phone.)

    It also has a security feature if you phone gets lost or stolen. It'll sent you all your contacts and lock the phone for you...just through a text message.

    I haven't had a chance to try the security feature yet and hope I never have to. lol.
     
  11. i use app protector pro for that.. love it
     
  12. Rusty

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    Need root for that. WaveSecure supports it for rooted folk though, which is cool.
     
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  14. richcowell

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    Have any of you tried Prey?
    Open source anti-theft solution for Mac, PCs & Phones – Prey

    I'm not sure whether Anti-virus/firewalls are really needed at this stage yet, but the other bits of Lookout sound quite good... I think the other features are what's available on Prey...

    I know they're all free, but I like to try to get all the information and compare a few before I try one lol...
     
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