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    Virus Protection

    What virus protection are you using? What's best with the latest update?

    Thx.
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    Crispy you don't need virus protection on your droid. As a matter of fact...it will most likely cause erratic behavior if you install one.
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    Pretty sure if you search around you'll find that it's not needed. I am by no means an expert and won't even attempt to explain why, but I remember reading several threads on this.
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    I've not read of or found any reason to install virus protection.

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    What everyone else has said...there's no reason to use virus protection on your Droid.
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    Maybe not now, but soon. One of the podcasts I listen to, Leo Laporte, recommends Lookout which scans downloads from the marketplace. You can set it to do just this, or scan your device for virus'. I have it set just to scan downloads because I really don't want it to run at all in the background.
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    There is no desire for hackers to put a virus on your droid. No pay off. Not needed.
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    What the heck would it be scanning for as there are no known Android viruses?
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    Bad headline. That's not a virus, that's a trojan.

    If you go installing random software from untrusted sources, you can expect trouble and I don't think antivirus software is going to help you in the end.

    Leo Laporte--I listen to his radio show sometimes. He's...trying real hard to be a geek but he's faking it.
    Last edited by aminaked; 08-20-2010 at 10:39 AM.
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