View Poll Results: What antivirus software are you using?

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  • AVG Anti-Virus (Free or Pro)

    21 20.59%
  • Lookout Mobile Security

    52 50.98%
  • Norton Mobile Security

    2 1.96%
  • Kaspersky

    2 1.96%
  • Other

    25 24.51%
10-04-2011 03:57 PM
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  1. jess.hickey's Avatar
    I started using antivirus about this time last year with my N1 and couldn't imagine not having it on my phone. I've used AVG, Norton, Lookout and just last night I downloaded Kaspersky.

    Late last year there were several articles floating around saying 2011 was the year of mobile phone attacks and I couldn't imagine not using one...especially in light of the recent apps being removed by Google.

    So, that being said, which are you using, if any? How often do you run a scan (or do you just scan apps/files as you d/l them)?
    acecommander and Dude2 like this.
    03-07-2011 01:03 PM
  2. Ricandroid's Avatar
    I am surprised this thread is not a dominant thread. I have been concerned about security since switching to android.
    03-07-2011 01:25 PM
  3. btgrave's Avatar
    I just got Lookout (free). I contemplated for a day between AVG (free) and Lookout. While AVG free version does have more options than Lookout's free version, Lookout just seemed more polished and has potential to be updated faster.

    I set a phone-wide scan once a week, and let it scan apps when I dl them. So far so good
    The premium version of Lookout does have some neat features, but with MotoBlur, most of them are redundant, except for the Privacy feature (which I really like and use).
    03-07-2011 01:29 PM
  4. WilliamC's Avatar
    You should add an option for none. I don't use any, but if I had to it would probably be lookout since it seems like it's more polished.
    Dude2 likes this.
    03-07-2011 02:02 PM
  5. IceDree's Avatar
    I'm using Lookout
    I lost my faith in Norton when my Nokia 6260 got virused & was an inch away from Bricking\Friying & Norton didn't even do a thing !!!
    I also have a bad experience with AVG , since the desktop version removed\deleted all my apps setups after classfying them as Viruses
    Dude2 likes this.
    03-07-2011 03:01 PM
  6. jess.hickey's Avatar
    So I'm the only sucker to buy into Kaspersky?
    03-07-2011 08:46 PM
  7. acecommander's Avatar
    Thanks for the information regarding security. I just finished installing Lookout (simple-took less than 2 minutes).
    03-07-2011 09:01 PM
  8. cordoni's Avatar
    Lookout didn't play nice with my phone. I use Netquin. Netquin also scans all storage, not just apps like lookout does.

    Sent from my Froyo Fascinate using Tapatalk.
    Dude2 likes this.
    03-07-2011 09:14 PM
  9. crump84's Avatar
    I used lookout for a while but like the previous poster it just didn't agree with my phone. I'm using Norton now and seems to be working well so far. It also scans all files and not just apps.
    Dude2 likes this.
    03-07-2011 09:24 PM
  10. MythrilFork's Avatar
    I can't figure out why none isn't an option. Call me naive, but it seems like as long as I am aware of what I download and I read the little "This application requires access to..." notification, then all should be well.
    03-08-2011 12:11 AM
  11. tigerpierre's Avatar
    I just downloaded Lookout.
    03-09-2011 03:03 PM
  12. Bl00dRunzC0ld's Avatar
    I can't figure out why none isn't an option. Call me naive, but it seems like as long as I am aware of what I download and I read the little "This application requires access to..." notification, then all should be well.
    That does seem a little naive, but to each his own. I'm using Lookout right now, but I might look into netquin like a previous poster stated.
    03-09-2011 08:02 PM
  13. cordoni's Avatar
    The Norton Beta sent all of my incoming calls directly to voicemail without ringing. I didn't like that.
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    03-09-2011 08:18 PM
  14. GenTsoChicken's Avatar
    Currently using Dr. Web and so far it has done the job well.
    03-11-2011 07:42 PM
  15. Terrigno's Avatar
    Went with Norton. IT allows me to block SMS and calls from unwanted numbers
    Dude2 likes this.
    03-11-2011 10:00 PM
  16. Jimbo5000's Avatar
    A question for those with some knowledge about antivirus software:

    I run a scan using my pc antivirus program when I connect via usb. I'm wondering if this is adequate protection, or if there are different 'strains' of virus (aimed at the phone's OS) that may not be detected by traditional pc based programs?

    Thanks.
    Dude2 likes this.
    03-16-2011 06:25 PM
  17. TuxDotKing's Avatar
    I don't download any apps that I don't have reasonable cause to trust, so I don't use an antivirus. As for the issue of those apps removed from the market...

    Google needs to add an equivalent of su + the Superuser app to Android, make it a required feature for 'with Google' branding and allow users to gain root access without having to hack their phone (like every desktop operating system, except for maybe Haiku, idk about it). That way, Google can work on aggressively patching root exploits without stepping on the toes of the modding community. Also, they really need to make Android more modular so that even with manufacturer skins, they can push out security updates to all Android phones/devices without worry of bricking them.

    In my opinion, to ever gain reasonable security (and not become a breeding ground for viruses like Windows) Android needs to take a long hard look at what *nix systems (whether it be on the server or the desktop) have been doing for a long time. Google is right when they say 'Android is not Linux, it's uses the Linux kernel', but it's still no reason to be slipshod about security.
    Dude2 likes this.
    03-17-2011 01:39 AM
  18. BrianTufo's Avatar
    I can't figure out why none isn't an option. Call me naive, but it seems like as long as I am aware of what I download and I read the little "This application requires access to..." notification, then all should be well.

    I'm with you. I never use any on my computers and won't be on my phone either.
    03-17-2011 11:43 AM
  19. gvndeb60's Avatar
    I use Lookout and have since it was new so I am grandfathered in to the premium part for free. It is really polished, backs up my pictures for free, scans all apps, etc. I like that i am able to schedule these actions for overnight when I am hooked up to WIFI, plus they are constantly updating their own database of scam apps.
    Dude2 likes this.
    03-17-2011 12:20 PM
  20. Jimbo5000's Avatar
    To be on the safe side I downloaded Lookout. I emailed the antivirus company I use on my pc and they told me when the phone is connected to the computer it is just scanning the storage area.
    Dude2 likes this.
    03-17-2011 05:52 PM
  21. mycrownvic02#WN's Avatar
    I dont use one, as I dont feel its need, or think its necessary. Lookout is crap btw. Im constantly working on devices that have lookout installed. That app is a virus in itself. Terrible app
    Dude2 likes this.
    03-17-2011 07:33 PM
  22. compulsionstar's Avatar
    i want to use one but they all seem sketchy at best. android needs a good solution but i don't trust any of them. They all seem to make me feel like they're snake oil and never tell me what they are doing. I really don't like that.

    I wonder if someone is trying to port clam av. that would be nice. I have that on my mac. I really trust that because i feel it tells me what its' doing and it's not to hefty.
    Dude2 likes this.
    03-20-2011 06:18 PM
  23. hentryrobo's Avatar
    i am using dr web..earlier i was using avg.. but i was ot satisfied.. so i changed to dr web..it is not a free software.. but as a promotion now they are giving it for free..
    features of dr web.
    High-speed scan
    *Reliable resident protection
    *Flexible configuration
    *Minimum system load
    *Low updating traffic
    *Flexible configuration
    *Easy management
    *User-friendly interface
    *Protection from unwanted incoming calls and SMS

    Dr andoid antivirus for free
    Dude2 likes this.
    04-02-2011 12:57 AM
  24. AndroiderX's Avatar
    A question for those with some knowledge about antivirus software:

    I run a scan using my pc antivirus program when I connect via usb. I'm wondering if this is adequate protection, or if there are different 'strains' of virus (aimed at the phone's OS) that may not be detected by traditional pc based programs?

    Thanks.
    would also like to know anyone?
    04-03-2011 06:44 AM
  25. Duvi's Avatar
    no anti-virus for me. i'm downloading apps like 4sq and IMDb, not apps like Bubba's contact sync (made this up).
    04-04-2011 03:42 AM
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