Could it be a virus?

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    I just got my droid 2 about three weeks ago. I was on a media website (mediatakeout) when I noticed a video I wanted to watch. I clicked it and it downloaded it! Now im worried I have a virus or spyware. My phone has been acting perfectly normal, im just paranoid.
     
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    I think I've had that happen a few times. I don't think its anything to lose sleep over.

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    I guarantee it's not a virus. You don't have to worry about that. You will hear about a Mac getting a virus long before you hear of your Android phone getting one.
     
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    Ok thanks guys for the peace of mind. Btw, how does spyware get on my phone?
     
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    it really doesnt. The only way is to actually install it yourself. Android is pretty secure.
     
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    Android is Linux. Linux viruses are exceptionally rare. You'd have to have root-access for it to do anything dangerous anyway.

    Malware is also exceptionally rare, and you'd have to manually install it anyway. Never install apps sent to you over SMS/MMS (aka text) or from a non-trusted source. Also, always read all permissions before installing an app.
     
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    nope,it's not
     
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