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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Riche101, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. Riche101

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    A very interesting article

    The Hacker News [ THN ] - Providing Information & Updates to Security Experts and Hackers: Your Android really needs Antivirus Security ?

    I have been using Avast on my pc's for a very long time now, its the only one I trust.


    I have now got the FREE mobile version it has an addon for rooted phones

    check out the comparison table here avast! Free Mobile Security


    The Market link https://market.android.com/details?id=com.avast.android.mobilesecurity&feature=search_result&hl=en
     

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    I tried Avast. The one thing that put me off it its notification demands. It requires its avast icon in the notification bar constantly. If you remove it from the bar in the settings, then it does not appear to scan new incoming apps (it even tells you that you wont get as good protection without it when you switch it off in the settings). When the icon is there and you download an app, you then see Avast kick in to scan it, without it you do not get such scanning. :(

    Just be careful if you install the remote features of Avast. It creates an admin user to do so (as per any other app would) but it is difficult to uninstall (ie. it cannot be uninstalled via Applications) The only way I found was to uninstall via Titanium Backup

    I have to say I'm happy with AVG. This does a real-time scan in the notification bar without needing its icon there constantly.

    Let me know if this changes with Avast, as I wouldnt mind using it, as I've protected my PC for years with it and find it very good.
     
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    Well i use Lookout security premium and can`t complain. and same as AVG dont need icon all time in notifbar, just when scanning.

    but i might give avast a go... pure curiosity ;)


    and btw Visidon applo plus, good app for facelock.
     
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    I found the remote features easy to install :p

    I tried lookout ages ago but was not keen on it

    As for Icon am not too bothered by it but will suggest it for you hawker
     
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    I just dont understand their logic behind it, unless they are using it as a way to promote their app. Basically its forcing you to keep their icon in the notification bar. Without it, it does not appear to scan downloaded programs, and if your AV software doesnt do real-time scanning, then its about as much use as an ashtray on a motorbike.
     
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    actually it would be handy if you are "eco" and don`t like to litter wherever you smoke, considering an "eco" person smoking ;)
     

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