Hello... Just read a couple SCARY articles about malicious code that can root your phone and do a whoooooole bunch of stuff with your personal data. We're not talking pirated and/or repackaged apps from some Chinese warez website...we're talking released in THE MARKET!! Take a look: The Mother Of All Android Malware Has Arrived: Stolen Apps Released To The Market That Root Your Phone, Steal Your Data, And Open Backdoor | Android News, Reviews, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets, Tips, Mods, Videos, Tutorials - Android Police Google pulls Market apps with root exploit -- one patched in AOSP, but you probably didn't get it | Android Central Before Google pulled the apps from The Market there were only a few downloads...only 50-200,000!!!! UH BOY!! Well "free markets"..."open source"...something like this was bound to happen. I'm surprised it didn't happen sooner... Anyway, I have a QUESTION...does anyone here know personally or know of someone who might have downloaded these apps WHILE USING AN ANTI-VIRUS PROGRAM that actually flagged the app?? The article mentions 50-200,000 downloads of these repackaged malicious apps distributed in the Market. Surely someone had an anti-virus program installed?? Did it work?? I'm just trying to gauge the need and, most importantly, the EFFECTIVENESS of installing an anti-virus app on my phone?? I'm familiar with Lookout...how does that work?? Has anyone actually seen that app BLOCK a malicious app from installation?? Does anyone suggest any other anti-virus app??