Good anti virus scan?

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  1. Bahester

    Bahester New Member

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    Anyone had success with a good anti virus scan or a protection app?
     
  2. joeybarclay

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    No anti virus is not needed.
     
  3. Tallica

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    Don't put an antivirus program on an android phone.
    If you have one installed...uninstall it!
     
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    Darkseider Senior Member

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    You don't need Anti-Virus on an Android handset. Don't get them not even the free ones. All they will do is slow down your phone.
     
  5. Bahester

    Bahester New Member

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    Easy enough, thanks :)
     
  6. furbearingmammal

    furbearingmammal DF Super Moderator Staff Member

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    What they said, only ten times more so. ;)
     
  7. Abe21599

    Abe21599 DF Super Moderator Rescue Squad

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    make that eleven
     
  8. chopperguy

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    Is there a reason not to? Just curious...

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  9. Abe21599

    Abe21599 DF Super Moderator Rescue Squad

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    to have a program always running and scanning ur phone for viruses that dont exist on the android platform is quite pointless IMO
     
  10. gonnadie4thegov

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    yeah i downloaded lookout or whatever and i hated that it includes a virus protection on it. But after i tried to locate my phone next to me and it said my phone was about 15-20 min from here i uninstalled
     
  11. DF Smod

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    To add to what Abe is saying, this put's quite a strain on battery life
     
  12. Abe21599

    Abe21599 DF Super Moderator Rescue Squad

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    that was implied lol
     
  13. furbearingmammal

    furbearingmammal DF Super Moderator Staff Member

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    And to reaffirm what Abe said...

    There are NO viruses on the Android platform -- even if they were they'd have to have root access to do any damage.
     
  14. Abe21599

    Abe21599 DF Super Moderator Rescue Squad

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    lol ok maybe i coulda been a little more specific haha i get it :)
     
  15. chopperguy

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    What about using the browser, web sites, etc. Can your phone get a virus from them? Just trying to learn...

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