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Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by Crispy, Aug 20, 2010.
What virus protection are you using? What's best with the latest update?
Crispy you don't need virus protection on your droid. As a matter of fact...it will most likely cause erratic behavior if you install one.
Pretty sure if you search around you'll find that it's not needed. I am by no means an expert and won't even attempt to explain why, but I remember reading several threads on this.
I've not read of or found any reason to install virus protection.
What everyone else has said...there's no reason to use virus protection on your Droid.
Maybe not now, but soon. One of the podcasts I listen to, Leo Laporte, recommends Lookout which scans downloads from the marketplace. You can set it to do just this, or scan your device for virus'. I have it set just to scan downloads because I really don't want it to run at all in the background.
There is no desire for hackers to put a virus on your droid. No pay off. Not needed.
What the heck would it be scanning for as there are no known Android viruses?
Android Smartphones Targeted By Virus - Technology News - redOrbit
Bad headline. That's not a virus, that's a trojan.
If you go installing random software from untrusted sources, you can expect trouble and I don't think antivirus software is going to help you in the end.
Leo Laporte--I listen to his radio show sometimes. He's...trying real hard to be a geek but he's faking it.
If anyone still needs convincing, read through this thread: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/te...ns/70279-droid-2-weird-screen-lock-texts.html
And read up on the history of linux viruses...if you can find it