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    virus protection?

    Is virus protection recommended for droids? If so, which is the best app?
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    I use antivirus and i have no idea if its needed but it makes me feel safer

    Edit: The apps name is antivirus
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    Quote Originally Posted by montereybob View Post
    Is virus protection recommended for droids? If so, which is the best app?
    you dont really need to worry about viruses on android especially if you get all your apps from inside the market.
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    Antivirus is unneeded. There's no way (on an unrooted phone) that a virus could get on or do anything. That's the way Linux works. You have to have root access to do any damage.
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    For virus protection to work, there would have to be a virus for it to protect against. There simply isn't any. So what's it doing? Basically it's hogging your resources.

    Get rid of Virus Protection. It's useless.
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    I've not read one article indicating that a Droid had received a virus or malware.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mwhartman View Post
    I've not read one article indicating that a Droid had received a virus or malware.
    I've seen one -- VERY short-lived outbreak that hit about a dozen ROOTED Android phones in Russia before the carrier got wise and cracked down on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by furbearingmammal View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mwhartman View Post
    I've not read one article indicating that a Droid had received a virus or malware.
    I've seen one -- VERY short-lived outbreak that hit about a dozen ROOTED Android phones in Russia before the carrier got wise and cracked down on it.
    I can't read Russian
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    So even on my rooted incredible i should uninstall antivirus?
    Right after i rooted i had like 1500 suspicious things that i assumed were to do with rooting and ignored anyway
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    Yeah. If a virus hits, we'll know about it soonest, and the carriers will stop the spread as soon as they know anyway. It's a risk, but there are so few viruses for Linux in the first place...

    99.5% (conservative) of all Android users are running stock devices with no root access. What that means is that any virus that would infect an Android device would be targeting less than one person of all users. There's no money in that and anyone trying to wreak havoc would find far more satisfaction in writing yet another Windows virus/trojan/worm and releasing it to the wild. It'd be a LOT easier, too.
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