THIS.. is why I wouldn't use free apps with ads

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  1. xkape

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    Well, that's your decision and I wouldn't argue with it. Still there are plenty of apps that advertise I have confidence in.

    And I do have to point out that it didn't specifically say Droid, or Android. It mentioned iPhone. But I get your point, if it's happening over there it's more then likely happening here.
     
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    ehhhh...so they know what pron sites I visit....lol
     
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    Yeah I just worry about stuff like this because while I am aware it's nothing that's going to "kill me". It's the beginning. The "bad guys" are always one step ahead. It's moderate at best right now and it's ads. So what's next? trojan horses and viruses? I would have to assume, and I do mean just..assume.. that our phones would be more exposed to attacks than say a computer because we are not behind a firewall and we have no antivirus protection.
    There's no Norton to say.. hey this file is trying to access "whatever" or "this program contains a virus".
     
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    Except that there are protections available. Lookout, and I just saw that Norton is releasing AV for Android. If there isn't firewall software already, someone will release some. Should be easy in Android since it is Linux based and firewall is baked into most Linux distros.
     
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    Nothing against those who would use it, but I would give up my photo completely before putting anything Norton on it.

    I've had enough computer problems in years past when I used their stupid software. :rolleyes:
     
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    i block ads to but now app makers are finding ways around this most of my once adfree apps have ads now. example appbrain
     
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    Ha ha.. good one. Lol.
     
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    I've had it on mine for a few hours now and no issues yet. I can safely say that at this point, it's nowheres near the bloatware the PC version has become. Although I hear the latest version is somewhat decent. I don't know as I use the free Microsoft Security Essentials on my PC, works okay for me.
     
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    I have had a lot of issues with Norton, but really more with the Internet Security Package. If you just us the AV, it is similar to all the others. They have all gotten too big just because there are so many Windows viruses they need to watch for.

    I too have switched to Microsoft as it seems to use the least memory and CPU and does well in comparison tests.

    Alan
     
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    Friend of mine had some ad-based software awhile ago and apparently he ended up getting a Pop Up Ad on his phone no matter what he was doing at a certain time of the day. Another friend ended up getting the same but his just appeared out of nowhere randomly. I dont really mess with ad-based software but at the same time Im careful about what apps I pick. Think they told me the soundboards messed them up. After two times of wiping ones phone he or she would get sick of it and try to be as careful as possible. Dont really need soundboards for one. Most of the ones I had just took up space. They were good for a quick gag but thats it. I do have some ad-based software but those I trust.
     
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