1. mach30's Avatar
    who makes the best free password and virus apps.?
    02-05-2011 01:42 PM
  2. Addie_Goodvibes's Avatar
    IMHO you do not need an Antivirus App for an android phone. However, if you have habits of opening unknown e-mail attachments, downloading Apps from unknown/untrusted sources ..ect..

    Lookout Mobile Security recieved good reviews from the tech community

    AVG is also probably a good option based on the reviews & its reliability on Desktop systems AVG Review-CNET

    No Antivirus App on a phone or PC will make up for smart user behavior.
    • Download apps only from know sources.
    • Be selective in your online data behavior.
    • Check permissions of apps.
    • Be careful of themes & other packages that change the system defaults.
    • When on a public WiFi be aware of posisble security vulnerabilities
    • Don't download un needed e-mail attachments that can wait to be scanned
      1st on a pc and downloaded.

    with Androids rise in market share the possibility of malicious apps & virus' are a higher posisbility.

    I am not confident that paying for an Antivirus app will really prevent a virus or corupt system file if other wise the user behavior is not guarded and didlgent in safe alert and proactive secure usage....

    Another thing to note that a lot of these "anti-virus" programs run in the background and can be resource hungry battery life and performance drain...
    If Nortons Android device is anything like it's PC counterpart I would advise agaianst it.



    I have been running Linux at home for 6 years with out virus protection, I have not had ANY problems. I trust Android as it is running Linux under the hood
    02-06-2011 10:30 AM
  3. textiaac's Avatar
    is AVG really necessary on a phone?
    02-06-2011 03:56 PM
  4. Addie_Goodvibes's Avatar
    I highly doubt any Antivirus software is necessary on a phone.
    02-06-2011 07:22 PM
  5. kamtsa's Avatar
    IMHO you do not need an Antivirus App for an android phone. However, if you have habits of opening unknown e-mail attachments, downloading Apps from unknown/untrusted sources ..ect..
    Running priveleged apps from unknown sources is more prevalent than you think.

    For example GoLauncher Ex (read contact data, modify/delete SD card content, retrieve running apps, etc) has > 250K downloads.

    Do you know who are the developers behind this app? Their web site provide zero info about their identity.

    This is just one example.
    02-06-2011 07:35 PM
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