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Author Topic: are anti virus apps needed?  (Read 22749 times)
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« on: October 05, 2010, 10:01:05 AM »

i have a buddy who keeps telling me to download anti virus programs for my phone incase i get a virus or spyware , is it really needed? do phones get virus also?
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2010, 05:32:28 PM »

There was a virus put out android from a russian group so it can definitely be done. Omnian suggested Lookout, a free app available in Market, that is an anti virus, web backup and phone finder if you turn on the GPS which is kind of cool. I installed it (free, multipurpose) but I'm not sure I would actually buy it.
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« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2010, 08:50:43 PM »

.....but I'm not sure I would actually buy it.

Buy?  HUH?

It's free  Big Grin

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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2010, 06:43:50 PM »

Yes, I got it free but what if it hooks me in then decides to be a for pay app and it holds all my data hostage and  Big Grin
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2010, 08:00:25 PM »

Errrrr.....  HUH?
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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2010, 05:19:47 PM »

In my opinion, they are not needed at all. Just a way for people to scare others into downloading a useless app.
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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2010, 11:45:59 AM »

I would suggest downloading one to feel secure at least.

Although there are almost negligible chances that you might get affected from the Android Market apps (since they also show the permissions sought by the app), you might accidentally stumble upon something while browsing the internet on your phone. In this case the antivirus might help. I can't really comment on the effectiveness of course.

It isn't really scare mongering, it's just better to be safe than sorry. Just try to be careful.

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