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    Quote Originally Posted by pauldroidr2d2 View Post
    Even the most savvy can find their devices infected with malicious items.


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    Yes, and I could also go outside and get hit by a car. It's all about precautions and probability.
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    I don't use any anti-virus. I use lookout just in case I misplace my phone. Don't download any suspicious apps and you'll be alright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crester View Post
    Just because you can buy insurance to compensate you in case a flock of pink flamingos decide to steal your car by flying away with it... doesn't mean you should... *rolleyes*

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    argumentum ad absurdum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crester View Post
    Don't Spread paranoia... getting a virus on your PC and on your phone are two completely different scenarios.

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    How so?
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    Has anyone here gotten a virus on their phone? If so, please let me know what it did to your phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gekko View Post
    argumentum ad absurdum.
    Exactly my point...

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    Quote Originally Posted by blitz118 View Post
    Has anyone here gotten a virus on their phone? If so, please let me know what it did to your phone.
    I haven't, but I've been using anti-virus apps since day one. I do have a co-worker that didn't think that a phone would need an anti-virus app. I saw some questionable files on his phone that he downloaded from a place that I would not have with or without AV. He had problems with the phone rebooting, freezing and a ton of other things that it should not do. I know that there were users that reported problems with the Thunderbolt, but I think that his were caused by the user. He had the Thunderbolt replaced more times than I could count, then went to another phone (I think it was the Bionic).

    As far as I know, he never used an anti-virus app and continued with the questionable file downloads. Now he wants an iPhone because he thinks that it will be more stable. I have told him that he can't just download everything that he sees on the internet and to treat it like a desktop computer, but I don't think that he is listening to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 21stNow View Post
    I haven't, but I've been using anti-virus apps since day one. I do have a co-worker that didn't think that a phone would need an anti-virus app. I saw some questionable files on his phone that he downloaded from a place that I would not have with or without AV. He had problems with the phone rebooting, freezing and a ton of other things that it should not do. I know that there were users that reported problems with the Thunderbolt, but I think that his were caused by the user. He had the Thunderbolt replaced more times than I could count, then went to another phone (I think it was the Bionic).

    As far as I know, he never used an anti-virus app and continued with the questionable file downloads. Now he wants an iPhone because he thinks that it will be more stable. I have told him that he can't just download everything that he sees on the internet and to treat it like a desktop computer, but I don't think that he is listening to me.
    Some people are just too stubborn to listen to good advice. That is why places like Geek Squad are still in business, lol.
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    AV on the phone is a waste. uses resources for no reason
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    Quote Originally Posted by 21stNow View Post
    I haven't, but I've been using anti-virus apps since day one. I do have a co-worker that didn't think that a phone would need an anti-virus app. I saw some questionable files on his phone that he downloaded from a place that I would not have with or without AV. He had problems with the phone rebooting, freezing and a ton of other things that it should not do. I know that there were users that reported problems with the Thunderbolt, but I think that his were caused by the user. He had the Thunderbolt replaced more times than I could count, then went to another phone (I think it was the Bionic).

    As far as I know, he never used an anti-virus app and continued with the questionable file downloads. Now he wants an iPhone because he thinks that it will be more stable. I have told him that he can't just download everything that he sees on the internet and to treat it like a desktop computer, but I don't think that he is listening to me.
    You don't know for a fact if the questionable files caused the issue, but I do understand your concern.

    Have you ever heard of anyone getting a virus from downloading from the playstore?
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    Quote Originally Posted by crester View Post
    Don't Spread paranoia... getting a virus on your PC and on your phone are two completely different scenarios.
    Really?? ok

    Everyone except you and a few others seem to have concerns when it comes to protecting their devices from....virus, spyware, male ware or anything else that takes information or causes their device to not function properly.

    I speak from what I know and have witnessed with my own eyes.

    Contrary to how you may feel there are those of us who believe in being proactive. I have watched for the last few years as app developers request more access to personal information. Not all make these requests. I pay for my apps to support those that are out there putting in long hours. I draw the line at someone selling my information or using my info or likeness without my permission.

    If you believe this is spreading paranoia, then our definition of spreading paranoia and being helpful must differ slightly and you are entitled to your opinion.
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    I've never had a issue with any virus or malware. And I go to a lot of questionable sights. Every one nows porn sights are a breeding ground for such activities. I've also DL apps from twitter that look cool. Heck DL go products they'll spam the crap out of you. At least we can give props to Google for cracking down on who can spam the notifaction bar. And 99% of users when something goes screwy they cry wolf

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    Quote Originally Posted by blitz118 View Post
    You don't know for a fact if the questionable files caused the issue, but I do understand your concern.

    Have you ever heard of anyone getting a virus from downloading from the playstore?
    True, but he came to me with the first problems after downloading some files from a wrestling site (not a well-known site like WWE). When I looked at his phone, those files were still sitting in the notification shade attempting to download.

    I haven't met anyone in person that had a problem with an app from the Play Store, but I do hear news reports that Google had to pull some apps from the Play Store that were mimicking well-known apps but were actually malware. I doubt that all of the recent fake BBM apps were just put there for fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gekko View Post
    this is what's out there and someone can surreptitiously install it on your phone and you won't even know it without an app like Lookout -



    how's that for common sense? arrogance can get you killed.
    If someone physically steals your phone and has access to it (bypasses any lockscreens, etc), a virus isn't your problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NothingIsTrue View Post
    If someone physically steals your phone and has access to it (bypasses any lockscreens, etc), a virus isn't your problem.
    I'm talking about spyware not a virus. And of course it's a problem.
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    How do I remove Verizon Anti Virus?

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    Root... Or disable in settings
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    How do I remove Verizon Anti Virus?

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