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    Default Security Apps... What is best? And are they necessary?

    What is best security app and are they necessary?



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    Default Re: Security Apps... What is best? And are they necessary?

    The only security app I use is Cerberus. It's the best when it comes to tracking a lost or stolen phone. As long as your not downloading pirated apps or any shady apps from the Play Store you don't need an antivirus app.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...cerberus&hl=en
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    Default Re: Security Apps... What is best? And are they necessary?

    The only security app I use is Cerberus. It's the best when it comes to tracking a lost or stolen phone. As long as your not downloading pirated apps or any shady apps from the Play Store you don't need an antivirus app.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...cerberus&hl=en
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    Norton cause its like dating a lose girl that gives.it away for a large fry and.drink from.mcdonalds....

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    It's time to stop being so cavalier about malware for Android. Security software is a wise thing to have on your phone. Here's the latest threat:

    New Android Trojan Found in Google Play | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
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    Default Re: Security Apps... What is best? And are they necessary?

    I'm using Lookout on both my Atrix & my Xoom (& my old Milestone)
    Its light on the phone , it backs up all my contacts weekly (got burned by Gmail once before) & it scan my phone every week

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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    It's time to stop being so cavalier about malware for Android. Security software is a wise thing to have on your phone. Here's the latest threat:

    New Android Trojan Found in Google Play | News & Opinion | PCMag.com
    Oh crap... maybe its time to use Norton. I use it on all my computers so why not. What's the battery drain like?

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    People still use Norton? Lmao what a joke

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    Default Re: Security Apps... What is best? And are they necessary?

    I personally have been using AVG mobile and I have been very happy with it. doesn't use many resources and it quickly and subtly scans any new apps you install. plus it gives you all the standard anti-theft/tracking features thought AVG's website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Schwermzilla View Post
    I personally have been using AVG mobile and I have been very happy with it. doesn't use many resources and it quickly and subtly scans any new apps you install. plus it gives you all the standard anti-theft/tracking features thought AVG's website.
    I use AVG too. Haven't had to need track my phone, but has good reviews and I like the virus scanning

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    Norton cause its like dating a lose girl that gives.it away for a large fry and.drink from.mcdonalds....
    Not sure about the mobile version, but I've heard the pc version described as a virus that protects your computer from other viruses. Never was a fan of it or any other paid anti-malware because there are many excellent free ones.
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    Default Re: Security Apps... What is best? And are they necessary?

    i think it helps to know exactly what it is you're downloading. read the reviews, look at the download counts, all the useful info you need to make a decision is right there...
    Just some hobo with a phone
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    Quote Originally Posted by bradenfontaine View Post
    i think it helps to know exactly what it is you're downloading. read the reviews, look at the download counts, all the useful info you need to make a decision is right there...
    Good advice. There are also some good apps for prevention/detection of spurious apps such as "Appbrain" & "Trustgo Ad Detector".

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    Default Re: Security Apps... What is best? And are they necessary?

    I tried a few of them: Norton, Lookout, and some others.

    Then I found Avast, which works really well and I even forget about it - it doesn't affect the phone's performance at all (or at least I don't notice anything, and the CPU usage is very low).

    I thought it was missing something, but then suddenly it was there: you can track your phone online via their website. Actually see the phone on the map! I needed an extra app to do that. Or pay for a pro version of another app.

    Recently, I tried another SIM card in my phone. I totally forgot about Avast running. And there it was: the alarm was triggered, loud siren and fancy stuff. Worked great!

    And it's free.
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    I'll download it and run it for a while and monitor the CPU drain and report back.

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    I'm not a fan of anything that bogs down my system for any reason and this program certainly does just that. I will definitely be removing this app and I don't really recommend anyone else downloading it with our processor and memory it definitely does make a difference especially when installing apps it will bog the system down besides that I can't see any credible threat this app could deter as long as you have common sense that is all

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