Virus scanning question
i know there are anti virus apps on the android market (please recommend a free one if you have a favorite)
but if you download an APK file off the internet with your PC.....can you scan it with like kaspersky to see if it clean before it goes on the phone?
- 01-27-2011, 09:42 PM #2
- 4,265 Posts
I would not think a PC AV product would work - the virus signatures for Android vs. a PC would be very different. Unless you are sideloading a lot of apk's from dodgy sites I don't think that AV is necessary at this point for Android.
However, with that said, Lookout seems to also offer pretty good remote wipe/recovery options in addition to AV protection.Some say that his dormant chips were left that way for YOUR SAFETY... Others say that once "turned on," he can not be turned off... All we know is... He's called The Stig.