Antivirus protection?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by countryboy498, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. countryboy498
    Offline

    countryboy498 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Messages:
    61
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    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.
  2. spaz33g
    Offline

    spaz33g Rescue Squad Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2010
    Messages:
    6,379
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    orange county, ca
    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.

    Sent from my DROID2 using DroidForums App
  3. countryboy498
    Offline

    countryboy498 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2010
    Messages:
    61
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Is there a way to protect against malware then?
  4. spaz33g
    Offline

    spaz33g Rescue Squad Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2010
    Messages:
    6,379
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    orange county, ca
    Personal vigilance. Be aware of what apps you download and check what permissions they are asking for.

    Sent from my DROID2 using DroidForums App
  5. harrellj
    Offline

    harrellj New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2010
    Messages:
    1,063
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    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.
  6. brando56894
    Offline

    brando56894 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2010
    Messages:
    1,217
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    New Jersey
    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.
  7. kristain
    Offline

    kristain New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2010
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    United States
Search tags for this page

agv free for droid razr

,

avg droid security review

,

avg for droid razr review

,
avg security apps for droid x
,
avg virus review droid
,
droid antivirus reviews