1. kemo46's Avatar
    Is Anti Virus software necessary or recommended for the Andriod phones
    (droid x)? What do you use and what seems to work the best? Does it slow the phones down?

    Thank you.
    02-02-2011 07:01 AM
  2. WAldenIV's Avatar
    Just install Lookout Mobile Security if you are concerned. You can set up weekly scans and scan all downloads. It doesn't slow the phone down at all.
    02-02-2011 08:08 AM
  3. greydarrah's Avatar
    Lookout runs great, scans all incoming files (including installed apps), and has no noticeable effect on the phones operation (I bet Norton wishes they could say that).
    02-02-2011 08:27 AM
  4. El Jefe's Avatar
    +1 for Lookout. It also has the option of helping you locate your phone by GPS for free if it were lost/stolen. That alone is worth installing it.
    02-02-2011 08:27 AM
  5. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    +1 for search feature of the forums

    Anti-virus is not needed.
    02-02-2011 08:30 AM
  6. gdasilva16's Avatar
    so can i have lookout and ATK installed and running at the same time?
    02-02-2011 09:44 AM
  7. WAldenIV's Avatar
    Don't use ATK. Uninstall it. You don't need a task killer with Froyo. Ever. It will only cause more problems.
    02-02-2011 12:33 PM
  8. El Jefe's Avatar
    so can i have lookout and ATK installed and running at the same time?
    ATK (and all task killers) are useless apps and needs to die a slow painful death. Just let the phone do what it does on it's own and you will have a lot less problems.
    02-02-2011 01:28 PM
  9. Cyber Warrior's Avatar
    Not needed. There are very few viruses that will even effect a Linux platform. Just stay away from bad/stolen apps and xxx sites and you will be fine.
    02-02-2011 01:38 PM
  10. greydarrah's Avatar
    I can't believe so many people are still using ATK.
    02-02-2011 03:52 PM
  11. RHChan84's Avatar
    I still have a Task killer, not auto but still have it and use it once in a while. I might have an issue with an app and no way to force close it so I'll go into a task killer and kill it then start the app again, easier then rebooting the phone.

    I rarely use it but still use it here and there. For example, Mvideoplayer had issues and I could not close it but could go to the home screen. Ended up using task killer to kill it and restarted the app and no issue. But I NEVER kill all apps.

    Anti-Virus is not needed. As long as your downloading from trusted source and the market, you should be fine.
    02-02-2011 03:59 PM
  12. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    Most carriers install ATK before you leave the store and people don't know any different.
    02-02-2011 04:35 PM
  13. RHChan84's Avatar
    That is true. They tried that with me and I just said sure, didn't really want to argue with them. But as soon as they gave it to me, it was gone. Task killers are only good if you know how to use it. Well only good until apps don't have issues.
    02-02-2011 04:37 PM
  14. ultravisitor's Avatar
    I can't believe so many people are still using ATK.
    Seriously. I keep seeing people with new Android phones, and they all have ATK on them because "they said I needed it".
    02-02-2011 05:24 PM
  15. gdasilva16's Avatar
    well thanks for the tip guys. deleted ATK and i'm now using Lookout. i really lookout.
    02-02-2011 06:58 PM
  16. WAldenIV's Avatar
    I still have a Task killer, not auto but still have it and use it once in a while. I might have an issue with an app and no way to force close it so I'll go into a task killer and kill it then start the app again, easier then rebooting the phone.

    I rarely use it but still use it here and there. For example, Mvideoplayer had issues and I could not close it but could go to the home screen. Ended up using task killer to kill it and restarted the app and no issue. But I NEVER kill all apps.

    Anti-Virus is not needed. As long as your downloading from trusted source and the market, you should be fine.
    Usually pressing the home button will bring up the "Application X has stopped responding" dialogue which will allow you to force close said application.
    02-02-2011 08:55 PM
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