Saturday, January 21, 2012

Android antivirus?


There are a number of apps coming out for android designed to protect your phone from viruses and spyware applications which is great but if you only download your apps from the android market these anti virus apps may just be sucking up extra ram. However the antivirus app lookout actually has a phone locator built in if you ever loose your phone. So overall unless you would like the location feature that some of the antivirus apps have or if you are frequently downloading apps outside of the android market then you probably don't need one.

39 comments:

  1. might check it out, best antivirus is common sense tho

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  2. I use to have an android but I was really unhappy with it, I chose a different technology!

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  3. Hello, friend!
    Your tip is very important, especially for me, that I am a layman in the subject. Meet an application is the first step to make the right choice of software.

    Thanks for the tip!
    Hugs!

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  4. Hmm that's very interesting. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. hmm i still havent got a virus on my android. *crosses fingers*

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  6. I guess I'm safe since I don't know what android is LOL :)

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  7. Just be carefull, dont download anything on the market :) Nice article -> followed

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  8. The Avast Mobile Security is better imo

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  9. No android in use here, so safe

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  10. Im still using a "crackberry", but I want to switch over to an android style phone, I will have to keep this in mind when I do, Thanks!

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  11. I really don't see much of a point in anti-virus software for android.. But the phone locator is very interesting, I'd like to see that in its own app.

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  12. good toher there is an antivirus with a function to help locate a lost phone. this will be very usefull to me
    thanks :)

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  13. This is stupid that this is needed, more control and delete all bad programs!

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  14. and would it really be a virus? It would more likely be a trojan right? and app that does something you didn't think it did. I don't expect we will see remote install exploits for android via the web browser.

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  15. It's good to know this type of stuff although I don't currently own a cellphone. The locator part both intrigues and frightens me.

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  16. didn't know, thank you very much!

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  17. Well, as long as you don't download many apps, and only official ones, I don't see the need of it.

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  18. I hate viruses and their makers.

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  19. I didn't know droid phones had a virus problem

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  20. I haven't downloaded any apps yet so I don't think I'll need this.

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  21. Yeah, I download antivirus stuff for my droid a while back. Wasn't a good idea...

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  22. Sounds kinda stupid, if you only download from the appstore. Also, are there any known viruses for Android phones?

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  23. Open source OS's will become a target especially now they are being adopted more. sort of sad to think one day we might need an anti virus on our phones isn't it? Nobody want's anything other than reliability on devices we rely on for so much!

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  24. Typical problem when things are free :)

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  25. Be careful with that little-green-robot operating system! It's not as safe as you'd might think!

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  26. they already came out with antivirus for phones a while ago, like aboout 6-7 years ago.

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  27. yea man my smartphone easts enough batt.. dont need more raping it!

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  28. Never heard of a virus for android yet so I see no point in installing this.

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  29. That would suck if there were viruses I was into iPhone before the android came out so I never got one although androids look pretty cool. You post some really cool stuff you should come check out my blog!

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