1. jppsych's Avatar
    Should I load a virus protection/scan onto the Nexus 10?
    I am thinking about using Avast free mobile. But I don't see many of my friends who have an android based unit using virus protection.

    Thoughts appreciated.

    JohnP
    07-27-2013 01:20 PM
  2. patruns's Avatar
    I use Norton's. There is a free version or you can upgrade that for $29.99 and get the additional protections. A little steep but you can load it on up to 10 devices. Since My wife and I have several this was a no brainer for us.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...mobilesecurity
    07-27-2013 01:50 PM
  3. Jemis69's Avatar
    I use avast on every device I own. I have never had any issues ever. I even loaded it on all of my wife's android and windows machines. I will swear by it.
    07-27-2013 08:00 PM
  4. moosc's Avatar
    Don't need stop believing every thing you read. DL lookout that's all you need. FYI in settings u already have a built in app checker for apps outside the market.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Xparent Cyan Tapatalk 2
    07-27-2013 08:09 PM
  5. moosc's Avatar
    And they build apps like that for folks like you. Most of security based software are just feeding on your window fears and have no clue what or how android works.
    I use avast on every device I own. I have never had any issues ever. I even loaded it on all of my wife's android and windows machines. I will swear by it.


    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Xparent Cyan Tapatalk 2
    07-27-2013 08:11 PM
  6. James Temple1's Avatar
    Don't need stop believing every thing you read. DL lookout that's all you need. FYI in settings u already have a built in app checker for apps outside the market.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Xparent Cyan Tapatalk 2
    I use Lookout, but I don't know if it's any better than Avast. Is there any study or comparison article?
    07-27-2013 08:17 PM
  7. moosc's Avatar
    There was a study awhile go that the windows based virus protection gave out more false positives then lookout did. I don't feel like digging for it. It seems like every time some one new buys a android device this is one of there five post. Just search there are alot of threads on this if folks would just search better.
    I use Lookout, but I don't know if it's any better than Avast. Is there any study or comparison article?


    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Xparent Cyan Tapatalk 2
    07-27-2013 08:28 PM
  8. James Temple1's Avatar
    Ah, here's something, compares TrustGo with other antiviruses. Of course it's on the TrustGo site, so it might be a little biased
    07-27-2013 08:49 PM

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