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    Default Do you use antivirus software on your phone?

    And if so which? Is it needed?

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    Default Re: Do you use antivirus software on your phone?

    I have antivirus software on my phone. I didn't research software really, but one day Avast sent out an email saying they now have an app for android so i dl'd it. I think it works well and it doesn't seem to be a battery killer either. I don't think anybody will say antivirus is needed for their phone, but it does offer some helpful tools besides the antivirus feature. You'll have to rooted though to use the firewall.
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    Default Re: Do you use antivirus software on your phone?

    I've thought about it but no I don't have antivirus for my phone. As long as you're careful with which apps you download I think this is something you won't need to worry about.

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    Default Re: Do you use antivirus software on your phone?

    I use avg
    It is free reliable no performance slowdown

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    Default Re: Do you use antivirus software on your phone?

    I did when I first got my phone (Lookout), but after researching the necessity of it or lack thereof, I uninstalled it about a year or so ago. I've never had a problem.
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    Default Re: Do you use antivirus software on your phone?

    avast
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    Thumbs up Re: Do you use antivirus software on your phone?

    I'm avast! fan too! It can detect not only virus but has anti-theft module too.
    Interesting video review (unfortunately in polish language) can be found here:
    antywirus android
    For english use google translator
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    Default Re: Do you use antivirus software on your phone?

    Lookout. I like it

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    Default Re: Do you use antivirus software on your phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by mightyfacundo View Post
    I did when I first got my phone (Lookout), but after researching the necessity of it or lack thereof, I uninstalled it about a year or so ago. I've never had a problem.
    I read this from redmondpie.com
    "The fact of the matter is, you, the average Android user, are safe from mobile malware. Malware on Android does not spread like it does on desktop computers because there really isnt a simple method for them to spread. These viruses, trojans and rootkits that you hear of all the time only reach those users who do things like downloading APKs from untrusted sources and downloading bogus apps".
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    Default Re: Do you use antivirus software on your phone?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoneguy108 View Post
    I read this from redmondpie.com
    "The fact of the matter is, you, the average Android user, are safe from mobile malware. Malware on Android does not spread like it does on desktop computers because there really isnt a simple method for them to spread. These viruses, trojans and rootkits that you hear of all the time only reach those users who do things like downloading APKs from untrusted sources and downloading bogus apps".

    Exactly. I read something very similar to this which is why I uninstalled it originally. Thanks.

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