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need for anti-virus app?

Discussion in 'Android Applications' started by DuctTape, Nov 11, 2009.

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    As this is my first smartphone, I am unaware of the necessity of installing anti-virus apps like i would for my other computers. I find it strange that this isn't a common discussion like it is in other parts of the computing world.

    Are these computers safe from virus infection with an embedded anti-virus, malware, etc... program?
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    nothing is ever 100% safe. but since this OS is based around linux, i'd say it's pretty secure. eventually someone will find an exploit i'm sure.
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    correct nothing is safe, but do these antivirus programs actually provide any protection? being incredibly lightweight, i'm thinking no...
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