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  1. rpdawgs

    rpdawgs New Member

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    Looking for some help from the veterans. Do I need to download App Lookout to protect my Droid or is there another that is better?
     
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    Lookout for use as a Virus Scan is unecessary application as there are no viruses associated with Android - it does have another feature (to locate your phone) but IMO there are applications that are much more efficient in getting that done -

    S-f-m-D
     
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    +1 to what TP said. You do download it from the Market but disable the Virus Protection in it. That's a resource hog and virus is not an issue on any Droid.
     
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    Thanks for the information. Tough trying to figure out everything this Driod does.
     
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    Also if VZW or anyone else has recommended a task killer - keep in mind they are highly frowned upon by Google (the creator of the O/S) and (Most) of the members here in the community - it does not play nice with the operating system, as Android has a very efficient task managment process built right in - and third party apps that claim to do the same just add confusion and slow down performance and battery longetivity

    S-f-m-D
     
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    The rep at Verizon installed Advanced task killer and advised me to kill everything when I locked. So i need to uninstall this app?
     
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    You definitely should - there is a video somewhere around here from Google that explains how the O/S works and why a task killer can cause issues - give me a few and I will link it for you :)

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    Thanks for in the information
     
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    I second that on a task killer. However I use lookout on both my Droid and my husbands and have not had any trouble. I actually like lookout. It scans apps that I download and has found some issues with apps.

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    Interesting article on a virus infection in mobile phones in China. It doesn't say if it was a particular OS that was hit but the fact that phones were targeted is sobering. I think we need to stay diligent regarding viruses on our phones.

    China faces million-strong zombie phone horde ? The Register
     
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    Although there are no current "known" viruses for our phones, I feel that it will be inevitable that it will happen. You can bet that some sorry SOB is out there working on it at this very moment.
     
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