Antivirus or not?

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  1. T0M65

    T0M65 New Member

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    Hiya! Should I use an antivirus app on my Razr if I only download apps from the Android Marketplace? If so, which one should I use? Does it have an impact on responsiveness? Thanks.
     
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    No

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    Nope

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    I download from everywhere and never used one. They seem like a waste
     
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    Okay. Thanks.
     
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    Until you get a virus. I would rather have a gun and not need it, goes the saying.
     
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    I have 2 on my phone lol. Better safe than sorry... Never has found a virus but they're free, don't take up battery, and also have other good features like gps tracking if you lose your phone, and back up.

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    I'd say that if you're only getting apps from the Android Market, an antivirus is not needed all of the time. Personally, I try to pay attention to the app's permissions before installing it. I used to use Lookout but I noticed that it was always running in the background which caused a bit of battery draining on my phone.

    Virus protection on an Android smartphone will always be one of those debates, just like "task killers". Some people say it's necessary and others say that it is completely useless. Ultimately, it's up to you rather or not you install it.
     
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    Yea but every droid phone I've had I've done the same things on and never got anything. I used torrent clients all the time on my droid x and never had a problem. I guess it's personal preference
     
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    What I do is this.... anti virus tries to make the phone respond in a different manor than intended.... so I don't use it.... however once a month I download a good antivirus and do a check... then I uninstall it... right or wrong... idk. But that's what I do.

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    That's good I've done that once in a while and checked but its always nothing.
     
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