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AV security for Android phone?


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JorgeA

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We have joined the 21st century and gotten our first smartphones.

 

Ever conscious of privacy and security concerns, we intend to keep GPS and location services turned off except when specifically needed, and generally to keep the phones turned off unless we're making or expecting a call, or are using Google Maps. We've also discovered that it's possible to avoid entering Google's Matrix by not opening an account with them, and all the features we're interested in will still work. :thumbup

 

But I do have a question: is there any value to buying anti-virus or Internet security software for an Android phone? One product that I saw has a neat feature where you can make the phone emit a loud noise so that you can find it if you've misplaced it, but what about the "core" AV functionality -- is that useful on Android, or not really? We might do some Web surfing on the phones, the most likely scenario being to settle arguments with other family members over dinner at a restaurant.

 

Thanks for any (knowledgeable ;)) advice on this.

 

--JorgeA

 




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We have joined the 21st century and gotten our first smartphones.

We might do some Web surfing on the phones, the most likely scenario being to settle arguments with other family members over dinner at a restaurant.

 

IMO, your employees should not use their work phones for non-work purposes.


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Just to clarify, by "we" I mean our family has gotten our first smartphones. :)

 

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Oh well then... I've personally not any antivirus installed. I am an odd one out, as I have a smart phone but don't revolve my life around it like most people with them seem to do.


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Me too. :)  I essentially use mine as an mp3 player, for audio books, that can also be used as a phone in an emergency.

 

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JFYI, I am thinking to get a Motorolv or a Mdtdrdlv (NO, no typos ;)):

 

http://www.dhgate.co.../172329567.html

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LOL, it looks more like vintage 1993.

 

No doubt somebody out there will mistake the typos for the real thing...

 

--JorgeA

 

P.S. thanks @Tripredacus and @bphlpt. Sounds like nobody's all that worried about Android malware.






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