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antdude
A Ninja Ant
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join:2001-03-25
United State
kudos:4
Reviews:
·Time Warner Cable

Antivirus Software for Mobile Phones; Do you use one?

»www.business2community.com/mobil···-0468055

"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 what’s happening..."

Do you guys use an AV software your mobile phone? I don't own a phone so I don't need one.
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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.



StuartMW
Who Is John Galt?
Premium
join:2000-08-06
Galt's Gulch
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2 recommendations

said by antdude:

Do you guys use an AV software your mobile phone?

Nope. It's a dumb mobile phone. Makes calls and can text if you're a masochist.
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Don't feed trolls--it only makes them grow!


siljaline
I'm lovin' that double wide
Premium
join:2002-10-12
Montreal, QC
kudos:17
Reviews:
·Bell Sympatico
reply to antdude

Lookout on my Galaxy Nexus

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Canadians reserve the Right to - Arm Bears



siljaline
I'm lovin' that double wide
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kudos:17
reply to StuartMW

Tell the nice folks over in »Android that

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Canadians reserve the Right to - Arm Bears



StuartMW
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Galt's Gulch
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1 recommendation

Mine isn't an Android phone. Some custom OS. Cost me $10.

Not all mobile phones are SmartPhones
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Don't feed trolls--it only makes them grow!



siljaline
I'm lovin' that double wide
Premium
join:2002-10-12
Montreal, QC
kudos:17
Reviews:
·Bell Sympatico

Costco | Sams ?

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=DupyAkOZLYA


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Canadians reserve the Right to - Arm Bears


StuartMW
Who Is John Galt?
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Fry's Electronics some years ago. On sale.
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Don't feed trolls--it only makes them grow!



siljaline
I'm lovin' that double wide
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Montreal, QC
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Define some... Was my Grams still alive

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Canadians reserve the Right to - Arm Bears



StuartMW
Who Is John Galt?
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Galt's Gulch
kudos:2

1 edit

Dunno. Was he alive in late 2010?

BTW its a clamshell "beam-me-up-Scotty" type.
(Yes the clamshell design was inspired by 1960's Star Trek "Communicators")



siljaline
I'm lovin' that double wide
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Montreal, QC
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said by StuartMW:

Dunno. Was he alive in late 2010?

check ¯\_()_/¯


Smokey Bear
veritas odium parit
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Annie's Pub
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1 recommendation

reply to antdude

said by antdude:

Do you guys use an AV software your mobile phone?

Of course I do (Kaspersky)


Kilroy
Premium,MVM
join:2002-11-21
Saint Paul, MN
reply to antdude

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.
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“Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.” ¯ Robert A. Heinlein



seaman
Premium
join:2000-12-08
Seattle, WA
reply to antdude

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.



siljaline
I'm lovin' that double wide
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Montreal, QC
kudos:17
Reviews:
·Bell Sympatico

1 recommendation

The nice folks over at »Android would have a better overall sense of how to reply.

It's probably better to have some protection than none.
In my experience with Mobility - it's a worthwhile & necessary investment to protect your investment


coma9

join:2013-02-05
United State
reply to antdude

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.



lordpuffer
Comfortably Numb
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Rio Rancho, NM
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2 recommendations

reply to antdude

I do....avast! Mobile Security.



workablob

join:2004-06-09
Houston, TX
kudos:2
Reviews:
·Comcast
reply to antdude

said by antdude:

»www.business2community.com/mobil···-0468055

"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 what’s happening..."

Do you guys use an AV software your mobile phone? I don't own a phone so I don't need one.

AVG Free.

Dave
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I may have been born yesterday. But it wasn't at night.

dtgoodtonid

join:2005-01-16
Lexington, KY
reply to siljaline

Awesome! Paul played every instrument on the Ram album. Great interview with Ellen after this song.



siljaline
I'm lovin' that double wide
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Montreal, QC
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Glad you liked - McCartney had his moments of brilliance, post Beatles, this was one of them.


TheMG
Premium
join:2007-09-04
Canada
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Reviews:
·NorthWest Tel
reply to StuartMW

said by StuartMW:

said by antdude:

Do you guys use an AV software your mobile phone?

Nope. It's a dumb mobile phone. Makes calls and can text if you're a masochist.

Ditto.


Dr Tweak

join:2004-09-23
Chesapeake, VA
reply to antdude

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.



pfak
Premium
join:2002-12-29
Vancouver, BC
reply to antdude

Sophos Security & Antivirus.

(Disclaimer: I used to work for Sophos, but my opinions are of my own.)
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The more I C, the less I see.



dib22

join:2002-01-27
Kansas City, MO
reply to antdude

I run avast on my android devices... I disable the web and message shields (as they send all the links to avast).

On non rooted phone it at least scans the apps you install against a list of known bad apps.

On a rooted phone it offers a firewall allowing you to block network access on an app by app basis.

I am still looking for a "location services" firewall so we can get app by app location control on android (like iphone has as native).



beck
Premium,MVM
join:2002-01-29
On The Road
kudos:1
reply to antdude

I use webroot. A young one with a tablet also got it installed. yes, it does stop "bad" apps and web sites. But like on a PC, it's only as good as the operator.



Anon users

@anonymouse.org
reply to dib22

Just DON'T use COMODO v2

it has the nasty hole as in googlecode firewall :

/data/data/com.comodo.pimsecure/app_bin/firewall.sh

rwxrwxrwx

asking for your root 'SU' permssion

it is a shame!!!



La Luna
Survived Ashraful
Premium
join:2001-07-12
Warwick, NY
kudos:3

1 recommendation

reply to antdude

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.



Trihexagonal

join:2004-08-29

1 recommendation

reply to antdude

said by antdude:

I don't own a phone so I don't need one.

This. I've never owned a cellphone.


angussf
Premium
join:2002-01-11
Tucson, AZ
kudos:4
reply to antdude

Lookout on one, VIPRE Mobile on the other (both Android).



intok

join:2012-03-15
reply to StuartMW

said by StuartMW:

said by antdude:

Do you guys use an AV software your mobile phone?

Nope. It's a dumb mobile phone. Makes calls and can text if you're a masochist.

said by StuartMW:

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.


siljaline
I'm lovin' that double wide
Premium
join:2002-10-12
Montreal, QC
kudos:17
reply to angussf

I didn't know VIPRE has mobile protection. Good to know.