1. artaqaf's Avatar
    i still have my iPhone and am in the process of trying to pre-order my 1st Android phone...the Note.

    i just came across a post about Android phones picking up virus'

    is this for real? if so i guess i was spoiled with the iPhone in this regard.

    how real of a threat is this? how often have you gotten a virus on an Android phone??

    tx for any advice --- art.
    02-06-2012 05:35 PM
  2. blackjaguar25's Avatar
    It's not a huge threat. I personally think people are too uptight about what permissions apps need to run too. Just download apps at the top of the search results and you'll be fine.

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    02-06-2012 06:10 PM
  3. E_man's Avatar
    The amount of people that have gotten virus' on their android ever is most likely significantly smaller than the number that activate an android each week. It's usually from the non-official app market in asian locales.
    02-06-2012 06:41 PM
  4. artaqaf's Avatar
    good to know, tx fellas
    02-06-2012 07:33 PM
  5. btswein's Avatar
    Ask your IT guy how often Linux gets a virus.

    Sent from my Samsung Captivate
    02-06-2012 07:35 PM
  6. Jerry Hildenbrand's Avatar
    02-06-2012 08:05 PM
  7. LazrRocketArm's Avatar
    plus, the story u read about a virus was probably about Norton saying they discovered a virus..ended up not being a virus at all..
    02-06-2012 10:01 PM
  8. chubb's Avatar
    Just remember no OS is immune. Just know your source and if it seems to good to be true, it is. Even iOS managed to let some malware through. I have used Android since '08 with the G1 and have never had a problem.
    02-06-2012 10:27 PM
  9. njr's Avatar
    I have not had any viruses, but if you are concerned there is a great free app called Lookout

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    02-16-2012 09:34 PM
  10. Professor777's Avatar
    The Chairman of Google said the whole maleware threat was a scam to get people to buy anti-malware programs. The article was posted by Android Central and Android Authority a couple of months ago. As stated above, Linux is rarely affected by maleware - you could say the same frequency as Apple's OS.

    Get a free program like Lookout and you'll be fine.
    02-17-2012 04:09 PM