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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by sdellin, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. sdellin

    sdellin Member
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    Hello All,

    I saw an advertisement for Lookout Mobile Security. I found the app and it is antivirus software.

    Should I have an antivirus app on my phone? I never thought about that, but with getting emails on my phone, I guess it could happen.

    Any recommendations on a good antivirus app? I have the Samsung Transform, which runs Android 2.1.
     

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  2. sitlet

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    You dont really need one. As of right now, there are no android viruses.
     
  3. snapper.fishes

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    No. No reason at all.
     
  4. Martimus

    Martimus One bite at a time...
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    I believe that there are a total of two known exploits for Android... both being Trojans. Until more show up I don't think installing an anti-virus on an Android phone is necessary.
     
  5. berlee0301

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    Would an app like this tell you if you had some sort of threat? I posted a few up from this thread about a concern regarding my phone and unfortunately no one has responded yet... so I'm just looking for answers... sorry bout the hijack.
     
  6. christensen.g

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    I have lookout more for the backup and the location than the anti-virus, it scans my phone every morning and scans updates and new installs and lets me know there is no threat, I believe if there were a threat it would let you know.
     
  7. wayrad

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    I'm very skeptical of these "antivirus" apps. Every real antivirus program I've ever seen looks for known virus signatures, and I can't see how you could possibly do that without any known viruses.
     

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