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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kzoo, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. kzoo

    kzoo Well-Known Member
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    Do we really need anti virus software for this system> If so...which is the perceived best one out there?
     

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    Wow, 30 views and no replies?

    I'm no expert and I've only dealt with the Android OS for a month. But in that month I've done a LOT of reading. As far as I can tell, you do NOT need any kind of anti-virus software for your phone. When getting apps from the market, read a bunch of the comments before you install, not just the first 3 either.
     
  3. BiGMERF

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    search for lookout in the app store :)
     
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    i saw a pretty girl with anti virus on her cliq so i got one for my moment. hers is free and mine is pro1
     
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    You don't need anti-virus ware on an android phone... and chances are, if the pretty girl had it on hers, it was more than likely a blonde girl. Just saying.
     
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    I think it's short sighted to say that there is no need for some sort of anti-malware software on Android.

    Sure, we probably won't see a "virus" in the old school sense of the word, but the fact still remains that trojans can exist on any platform. The user has become the easiest part of the "system" to hack.

    DailyTech - Google Moves Against Growing Volume of Malware on Android Market

    We're still, to some extent, in the infancy of mobile devices. Considering how capable our phones are now, just think what they'll be able to do in another 24 months. They really are computers in your pocket.

    -SF
     
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    I used outlook just in case..
     
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    No virus right now. If and when hardware catches up and becomes powerful enough, and battery technology catches and lasts long enough, I will consider an anti-virus app.

    Right now it's a low priority worry for me.
     
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    Not needed.
     
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    The key thing is be sure of what your downloading right now. Watch out for "free" versions of paid apps and premium text apps. Read all the comments for aps in the market. Ask here for feedback on those apps.
     
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    i always read the feedbacks left before i dl anything
     

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