Effective AntiVirus

Discussion in 'Android Applications Discussions' started by mootsucks, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. mootsucks

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    I know nothing is perfect, but I was wondering if there were any good antivirus solutions for the :motdroidvert:.

    I've been beta-testing some applications for people, and one of them did contain a trojan or whatever. I nandroided back and its fine, but I wan't to better prevent this kind of thing from happening. Can you virus-scan the .apk file, or can you scan it from your phone.

    Thanks!
     
  2. hookbill

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    Available virus protection is generally considered counter productive as it can cause system problems. And the majority of us feel that virus protection is unnecessary, I would say.

    I hear what you're saying, but if you found a trojan it's a first for the Droid.
     
  3. mootsucks

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    Would a program from ESET detect viruses in an .apk, or not?
     
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    I Run a free program called LOOKOUT , it seems to work great has real time scanning as well as a full back up of all things on your phones and even has a phone locater device
     
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    I am curious as to how anyone knows these even work if there are no viruses to check? I mean has anyone been getting viruses? Have I missed something? just seems a bit paranoid to me.
     
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    I had one thing from somebody who was beta testing, but it wasn't a big deal. I like the Lookout Defense program; EXCEPT I am concerned that it is gonna #&^@ my battery over. Anyone have any experience/knowledge with the program?
     
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    How do you know it was in fact a trojan virus and not just a poorly written line of script, or a conflict with the OS and some app you were "beta testing", or something of the like?
     
  8. LtKen

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    Viruses targeting Linux are already such a small portion of the virus community. Viruses targeting Droid-Linux are obviously a small subset of that. Right now, you can say your phone is save via obscurity. This may change in the future, but for now, dont stress too much.
     
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    Well.. just to let u know guys that I have a Droid 1 running on rooted 2.2 FRG01B (stock) and just last week i think my phone got a virus. I could use it, the luancher and every was lagging a lot and it crashed as well.. so, b in the look out.
     
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    Bill what you feel about lookout?
     
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    Tanknspank Beta Team Premium Member

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    The way to explain it just sounds like a bad app...

    Sent from my Droid
     
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    What are we looking out for exactly? There are no known android viruses.
     
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