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    Default Antivirus Apps - Any input?

    I am new to the motorola bionic, I've only had it two weeks. I got an email from AVG about and antivirus program for the phone. I have my computers covered, so it makes sense to cover this phone too. My questions is does anyone have input on which programs are good and do you even use one? Also, is there one preloaded on the bionic? (Still figuring things out on it!)
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    Used AVG I think at first. I use Lookout now. Either are probably fine. I like lookout because it's got a very small memory footprint, is smooth, has been well-reviewed. Like the GPS locator it uses if you lose your phone too.
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    RE; "Lookout" Used it for years on my DROID2, but was advised by Verizon Reps NOT to use it on my new Bionic as it interfers with updates. Anyone heard or had problems with Lookout on their Bionic??
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    I'm trying to track down the link, but most mobile AV apps are completely useless in protecting against the threats we see out there these days. They are effective at causing an additional drain on your battery and a performance hit, though. The most common attack vector we see is malware infecting phones through malicious apps downloaded from the Market. Instead of using AV on your phone, I strongly suggest you simply stop and think before you install any app, read and understand the permissions the app is requesting, and then make a reasonable risk-based decision on if you trust the author of that app not to abuse those privileges (e.g. it's probably ok to allow Google as the author of Google Latitude to access your contacts, but it's probably not ok to allow Johnny Sticky Fingers of Big Tits HD Remix Live Wallpaper that same access).
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    Try this app called alyack its free and it has found malware on my phone in the past.

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    I am using Vipre mobile. You can find it in the Market if you search for the name. It is a beta at this point and free but it does come from one the best providers of the same software for personal and corporate computers. It has a very small footprint, using little battery and resources. And I believe that like its big brothers it has its signature files updated several times each day. I have used this software for over a decade on multiple desktop and laptop computers and know it to be a top notch product.
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    Antivirus, and scanner are a gimmick. Don't DL Apps you don't trust, read reviews of what you're sketchy of. Don't look at porn on your phone. You're good to go

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