"I was checking a while back if people are actually searching for mobile phone antivirus software online. Using Google Trends you can get a good picture as to whats happening..."
Do you guys use an AV software your mobile phone? I don't own a phone so I don't need one. -- Ant @ AQFL.net and AntFarm.ma.cx. Please do not IM/e-mail me for technical support. Use this forum or better, »community.norton.com ! Disclaimer: The views expressed in this posting are mine, and do not necessarily reflect the views of my employer.
No, iPhone 5 work phone. I don't use it for web browsing and only use iTunes apps. It it was infected, there isn't anything so important on it that I couldn't wipe it. -- Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something. ¯ Robert A. Heinlein
Although there are a number of companies making money selling "mobile" antivirus software, (from what I have read recently) the consensus seems to be that these apps have little or no benefit at all. If someone has contrary information please share it.
Running Cyanogenmod 10.1 with Jellybean 4.2.2 on my Galaxy S3, and feel no need for it. The phone runs fast and smooth, and has nothing special installed except a few games, and Chrome. But that's just me, responding to your question.
Absolutely, smartphones it's a no brainer. It's just a hand held computer and most people use them as such and do all their banking, email, web browsing etc. on them. One stolen password and you are in trouble. I have an android based phone and use Avast Mobile Security.
Yes. Avast Mobile Security (FREE). Lots of features. Rooted LG730 Venice, so I can use the firewall.
You'd be a fool to not use something on a smartphone, it's no different than a computer when going online. Avast scans emails, links, checks for bad webpages, alerts me when a txt is coming from an unknown source, scans files/new apps, etc.
Mine isn't an Android phone. Some custom OS. Cost me $10.
Not all mobile phones are SmartPhones
Almost this. I currently have a $40 phone I picked up like 4 years ago with a slider keyboard, just so I can actually use it to text or take notes.
The idea of having everything in one very loseable, stealable, breakable and according to the carriers and manufacturer's 100% disposable after initial sale no matter the cost phones is moronic.
I'll happily use my phone as a phone, my MP3 player as an MP3 player, DSLR like camera as a camera, GPS as a GPS, gameboy as a gameboy(though I switched to an OpenPandora for emulation) and computer as a computer.
Yeah, I actually have no problem carrying all of that and allot more, theres this great invention called cargo pants.