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    Question Antivirus protection?

    I have been thinking about using an antivirus protection program. AVG offers a free one in the market and I have used AVG for my computers at home before. Any thoughts? Is this needed? I figured if doing so much web surfing, you can pick up a virus from anywhere on your computer why not your phone?

    Any tips, advice, suggestions are appreciated.
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    Generaly people will tell you you don't need anti virus as android is based on linux where that isn't a concern. What you need to worry more about is malware.

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    Is there a way to protect against malware then?
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    Personal vigilance. Be aware of what apps you download and check what permissions they are asking for.

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    Also, read comments (and not just the top few). Sites like androlib and appbrain have their own comment system separate from the market's as well. If you're not certain of whether an app is OK or not, search for reviews of it to see other people's thoughts. Standard "protect yourself" procedures.
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    Android is about 95% safe. You dont need av or stuff like that because of the way linux is setup and about 99% of apps in the market are safe, google pulls the ones that arent.
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    Android is Linux based, while not impossible.. linux is very hard to infect with virus'.
    Still if you want antivirus software for droid, Go to tis site for downloading antivirus DroidSecurity | Antivirus and Security Apps for Android Devices
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