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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MrTissues, May 23, 2010.

  1. MrTissues

    MrTissues Well-Known Member
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    Do you need an antivirus with Android? Will it slow down my system?
     



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  2. necosino

    necosino Android Expert

    No, and yes. It has also reportedly wiped all of your SMS messages.
     
  3. MrTissues

    MrTissues Well-Known Member
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    So by yes do you mean you can get viruses?
     
  4. sunthas

    sunthas Well-Known Member

    The word is that antivirus software sold or free in the Market is actually spyware.
     
  5. necosino

    necosino Android Expert

    No, you don't need it. Yes, it will slow down your phone. Android is very secure, and it would be pretty hard to get an actual virus, unless someone wrote it into an app that you install from a 3rd party (not from market). The chances of getting a virus after rooting increases, but not significantly.
     
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  6. MrTissues

    MrTissues Well-Known Member
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    Cool, thanks guys. I figured it would be a waste.
     
  7. TokedUp

    TokedUp Android Enthusiast

    ANDROID PHONES DO NOT NEED ANTIVIRUS APPS! My phone is proof that they hinder, not help.
     
  8. wannainc

    wannainc Member


    What happened?
     
  9. necosino

    necosino Android Expert

    Probably wiped all his SMS messages, like I said earler.
     

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The HTC Droid Incredible release date was April 2010. Features and Specs include a 3.7" inch screen, 8MP camera, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1300mAh battery.

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