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    Question Virus Protection

    I have read a few posts about virus protection on the Droid. While I am fully aware of virus protection on my pc can anyone help guide me to a good virus protection app for the Droid?

    Also, do we need something on the lines of a firewall for the Droid? If so any recommendations would be great.
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    I use Lookout Mobile Security and that works pretty well. It will just run in the backround and scan any apps you download or you can manually do a virus scan at any time.

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    Not sure as far as firewalls.
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    has it ever found anything???
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    batfan - Has is actually ever found anything?
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    I wouldn't worry about viruses attacks on the Droid just yet. If anything, virus makers would go after the iphone first since it's more popular. Since both OS are based on linux, it's way more secure then any windows base OS. It wouldn't hurt to run a AV but I wonder how much cpu it's gonna hog up in the process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guchi View Post
    has it ever found anything???
    Not yet but, I like knowing that I have some protection in place. Haven't had any problems with it so far
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    AFAIK the virus scanners out for Andorid only scan for known Windows viruses. Until a virus comes up for Andoird and the virus scanners are changed to look for them they are fairly useless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LifeIsABeach View Post
    AFAIK the virus scanners out for Andorid only scan for known Windows viruses. Until a virus comes up for Andoird and the virus scanners are changed to look for them they are fairly useless.
    I'd like to see a source on that information. It seems silly to protect against Windows viruses/malware on a system that runs a Linux-based OS.
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    That is in fact very funny haha.
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