1. pbrennan42's Avatar
    antivirus free v1.6.7 Application for Android | Communication

    I updated to the latest version of this and it caused my phone to crash out and continually reboot, freezing up applications, losing 3g connection, losing the sim, rebooting again, and a whole host of problems that were shortly solved by uninstalling this app.

    Either the programmer messed up seriously with this update, or it's malware disguised as an anti-virus app.

    12-31-2009 12:50 PM
  2. Cory Streater's Avatar
    What a mess! Did you have to hard reset or did just installing it fix the problem? Anytime something went wrong with my phone I'd question if it was because of something that app left behind.

    They seem like a legitimate business: droidSecurity -Keeping Android Devices Safe
    12-31-2009 12:59 PM
  3. pbrennan42's Avatar
    Uninstalling it fixed the issue. It was working fine until the update that came today, so something must have got borked then.

    Perhaps Android Central should put a front page item to warn others of the problem while we get onto those guys to fix whatever it is that they borked and do a new upgrade.

    12-31-2009 01:16 PM
  4. pbrennan42's Avatar
    support@droidSecurity.com for all of us who want to email them.

    ADDENDUM: sent email with an explanation of the issue and links back to this thread and the one on the HTC Droid Eris forum.

    12-31-2009 01:17 PM
  5. Cory Streater's Avatar
    wow the recent feedback in the Market doesn't look so great.
    12-31-2009 01:26 PM
  6. pbrennan42's Avatar
    Ah well, they're probably fixing it now as we speak and will send out new versions and apologies...

    Maybe they might compensate some of us with free upgrades to the Pro version?

    12-31-2009 01:28 PM
  7. Cory Streater's Avatar
    There you go! I tell you, I'd be ticked if I'd paid for the Pro version and it did that to my phone.
    12-31-2009 01:33 PM
  8. pbrennan42's Avatar
    Aye. I bet they are really getting it in the ear from their paid customers.

    Poor sods.......

    12-31-2009 02:09 PM
  9. CyD13's Avatar
    I use Lookout. It triples as a back up and a phone locate, as well as an anti-virus app.
    12-31-2009 05:55 PM
  10. pbrennan42's Avatar
    Serg from droidSecurity hasw emailed me asking to test their new patch of Antivirus Free (v. to see if it is working ok.

    So far so good.

    I would now class the above program as being fixed and safe to re-download and install.

    01-01-2010 12:17 PM
  11. Cory Streater's Avatar
    Pretty good turn-around on their part. Glad to hear it's working now.
    01-01-2010 12:23 PM
  12. Drybonz's Avatar
    Nice to see a developer keeping in touch with, and responding to the user base... as an ex-user I can say that you don't get that on the iPhone for the most part.
    01-01-2010 12:25 PM
  13. pbrennan42's Avatar
    Yeah, gotta give these guys props for their hard work, especially on new year's day when the office is usually closed (even if it is their bedroom ).

    01-01-2010 12:35 PM
  14. serg's Avatar
    this update is working fine v1.6.7.6
    01-03-2010 09:30 AM