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Discussion in 'Motorola Droid X' started by METAL MUZZLE, Dec 30, 2010.

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    Im a total Noob to my Droid X and this forum ! I was wondering want Antivirus program u guys r using ? Thanx for your time to help out a Noob !

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    None....Waste of battery.
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    You don't need one. Like BnB stated its a waste of battery.

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    Thanx guys ! I have only had my Droid for week now and thought I might need a Antivirus app but if u guys say I dont need one then i dont need one ... Thanx !

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    Also don't need a task killer.
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    1st virus/malware

    Now before anyone panics. It is, so far, an isolated event to people who downloaded several different apps from a third party app market NOT FROM THE ANDROID MARKET.

    AFP: New virus threatens phones using Android
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    So, um, yeah... Don't download from non-trusted sources. That's been security rule 1 or 2 since the dawn of time. :)

    Thanks for the heads up, brianes99. Notice it doesn't say which versions of the OS are vulnerable.
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    Far from the First Malware....Quit believing everything you read...
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    I suggest lookout app for free virus scan and locate.

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    Lookout may be nice if you lose your Droid but as an antivirus just like the rest of them it's a resource hog.
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    I removed Lookout and Prey trying to figure out what was killing my Droid battery. so, no AV running anymore. (i do run "wheres my droid" if i need to find it..). oh.. and maybe that is killing my battery..
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    If you look at battery use I'll almost bet that display is what's killing your battery. Solution? Well, you can turn down the brightness or simply get a back up battery so you don't have to worry about it.

    Oops…went off topic. Sorry.