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#1 bt_cav

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:44 PM

Hey Guys

 

Was just wondering what antivirus you use on your Android phones and Tablets....and which ones you recomend and which ones have caused you problems....

 

And Also whats the safest way to pay for it (unless free of course)

Personally I'd prefer to buy a google gift card and add credit this way rather than handing over my card number to google play store...

 



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:47 PM

I don't.

 

Being based on Linux you should rarely need Anti-virus. The only times you are potentially at risk is if you load apps directly and not via the Play Store.

 

Sure there are always risk, but they are usually better plugged by security fixes than AV.

 

Linux is inherently more secure than Windows due to the user/permission structure it implements.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 02:55 PM

I use AVG, never had problems.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 03:33 PM

I too use AVG on my phone, tablet (android) and my windows PC. Never had a virus on any device.

 

AVG is free as well.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 04:17 PM

cool

 

do you guys use the free one or the paid one?



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 04:22 PM

AVG  free version works fine on the Nexus 7.  No virus in 10 months of use.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 04:25 PM

cool

 

do you guys use the free one or the paid one?

 

 

Free one :)



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 04:27 PM

I have had android devices for the last 3 years and never had a virus.

 

Depends what you do with your phone/tablet I guess.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 04:50 PM

I use norton internet security on my desktop pc...... never know what you might get via emails etc... But I like how Norton tells me if a web page is safe or not... Would like the same on a mobile device..



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 04:55 PM

Ive got norton antivirus on mine and it regularly pics up viruses :)

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:35 PM

ive got avg free for phone and pc works fine also, i swear norton makes up stuff to make you think its protecting you it found a virus on a fresh install of windows for me once  :D



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:43 PM

I used to have Norton on my PC but it was terrible for slowing the system down.
E-mail scanning would crash every day too, stopping me from accessing my mail.
I now use AVG backed up by malwarebytes and no problems.
AVG on your phone and downloading only Play Store apps is sufficient to protect your Android device.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:57 PM

I now use AVG backed up by malwarebytes
 

 

Exactly what I use :)



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:00 PM

Just downloaded avg and it does seem alot better than norton to be fair

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:06 PM

cheers guys  :)

 

anyone any thought about McAfee?



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