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Re: antivirus apps
Well, there is probably some truth to that for the big companies (Norton/Symantec, McAfee, Kapersky, etc) but in general that's a very naive way of thinking - especially when the apps we've recommended are the free ones (they don't benefit from false positives). It sounds something like what I used to hear from Apple/Mac users and then what I heard (and still hear) from Firefox users ... that they were not vulnerable to malware or exploits. Fact is, it all comes down to market share and impact. Apple/Mac computers were left alone for the most part due to their limited use in business. Now that they have increased usage in business and the impact is higher, guess what? They have an increase in viruses and exploits to their "secure" systems.
Originally Posted by moosc
Android has not been without its share of exploits and malware. And given the market share Android has, I don't think that's going to decrease any time soon either. Much better to be safe than find out the hard way that there was a valid reason to have that free antivirus app.