1. RogerRockit's Avatar
    Alright, I've been living dangerously for the past 3 months, with no antivirus on my device. No problems so far, but I don't want to continue testing my luck. What antivirus apps do you swear by?
    02-01-2013 06:04 AM
  2. RogerRockit's Avatar
    88 views, no replies. Should I assume that antivirus isn't really needed then?
    02-01-2013 10:34 AM
  3. jdub1981's Avatar
    Antivirus is only needed if you plan on getting apps from places other than official appstores like the play store or amazon. I myself have no AV.

    You can download .apk files from places like xda that are relatively harmless as well.



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    02-01-2013 11:13 AM
  4. MatroxD's Avatar
    Actually, out of fear for all the things I have collectively read lately, the openness of some of the code and application changes as far as permissions, I took the plunge a few days ago and loaded avg.

    I'm not sure if it's necessary yet or not, but mobile devices are replacing desktops and laptops for basic uses, and a lot of reading about other countries, I just "feel it in the bones" that it's coming soon. I very well may be noided though.

    Only time will tell.

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    02-01-2013 11:43 PM
  5. Phoneguy108's Avatar
    Antivirus is only needed if you plan on getting apps from places other than official appstores like the play store or amazon. I myself have no AV.

    You can download .apk files from places like xda that are relatively harmless as well.




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    This is what I have heard as well from my reputable sources
    02-03-2013 02:40 PM
  6. nrm5110's Avatar
    I've been using android for several years never have I used an av. Common sense will go a long way. Download from reputable sources, check permissions before accepting, look at comments see what's being said, look at ratings. This really isn't hard just take your time and do your research before grabbing an app.

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    02-03-2013 02:57 PM
  7. pkskier1's Avatar
    I have used AVG for all my phones. I have to do some searches online and have not had a problem yet.

    Att Galaxy Note 2
    02-06-2013 12:19 AM
  8. nrm5110's Avatar
    I have used AVG for all my phones. I have to do some searches online and have not had a problem yet.

    Att Galaxy Note 2
    Because there's no problem to begin with :rolleyes:

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    02-06-2013 08:17 AM
  9. Joshua O's Avatar
    There is always a possibility. I use Avast because it just sits there quietly. I haven't had to mess with it much. As far as the permissions go, apps are vague as to why they need that permission.
    02-06-2013 02:54 PM
  10. IBM Kid's Avatar
    I have never used any antivirus software on any of my phones and never had any problems. Then again I never had any reported viruses on my old windows computers either. Its all about how careful you are. As long as you aren't downloading pirated apps and trying to install them you should be okay.

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    02-07-2013 09:57 AM
  11. Meadeloaf's Avatar
    I use AVAST! on my phone for a few reasons:

    I use AVAST! on my desktop and laptops, so it's nice to have them all synced together

    General paranoia

    My favorite feature is the Anti-Theft features. I like the security of being able to remotely lock/control my phone in the event of it being stolen or lost. Of course they could always flash a factory image, but it doesn't hurt to have it
    02-07-2013 09:06 PM
  12. nrm5110's Avatar
    I use AVAST! on my phone for a few reasons:

    I use AVAST! on my desktop and laptops, so it's nice to have them all synced together

    General paranoia

    My favorite feature is the Anti-Theft features. I like the security of being able to remotely lock/control my phone in the event of it being stolen or lost. Of course they could always flash a factory image, but it doesn't hurt to have it
    Look into Cerberus.

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    02-07-2013 09:14 PM
  13. BeRich's Avatar
    I have Lookout Security & Antivirus, but mostly for if my phone is ever lost/stolen. The antivirus is just a bonus.
    02-08-2013 10:03 AM

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