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Recommend AntiVirus / AntiSpyware Firewall for Android

Midnight_Caller
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Recommend AntiVirus / AntiSpyware Firewall for Android

Hi All
From my forum here
Do you have any Recommendations for Android:
Anti-Virus
Anti-Spyware
Firewall
Android phones definitely need something with all the web access thay do!  all phones are at risk of being hacked.  Anti-Virus and Firewalls will be a must have with all phones sooner or later.
Yes I know that Android is based off of Linux, but it will get hacked at some point so don't say "You don't need Anti-Virus or Anti-Spyware or a Firewall on a Android Phone" you do!
I can just picture a virus/trojan that infects your phone in the future and sends all your contact info and mobile numbers to a server somewhere.  From there the owner of the trojan can spam your contacts via text messages and spam thier email addresses.
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VileReynard
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Re: Recommend AntiVirus / AntiSpyware Firewall for Android

I don't have a mobile phone.
AFAIK A landline is completely immune to hacking, spam, spyware etc
It's even (relatively) immune to interception of the contents of a call.

morgan2476
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Re: Recommend AntiVirus / AntiSpyware Firewall for Android

Avast now to antivirus for android.  It is quite good, better than AVG.
kmilburn
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Re: Recommend AntiVirus / AntiSpyware Firewall for Android

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A landline is completely immune to hacking, spam, spyware etc

While the landline is immune,  the person using may not be!
barky
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Re: Recommend AntiVirus / AntiSpyware Firewall for Android

if I had an android phone I'd put avast on it .... still haven't taken smartphone plunge yet as I simply don't trust them to be as secure as windows/osx/linux computers for making transactions etc
VileReynard
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Re: Recommend AntiVirus / AntiSpyware Firewall for Android

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as secure as windows...

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Heloman
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Re: Recommend AntiVirus / AntiSpyware Firewall for Android

An oxymoron, I believe  Grin
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Re: Recommend AntiVirus / AntiSpyware Firewall for Android

Oh...the knockers are out again. Your time will come when Linux comes of age Wink

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Steve
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Re: Recommend AntiVirus / AntiSpyware Firewall for Android

@ Strat I fink you have scared the penguins away Cool
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Re: Recommend AntiVirus / AntiSpyware Firewall for Android


who needs an antispyware etc. on Android when the Apps will do it for you  Grin Grin
MJN
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Re: Recommend AntiVirus / AntiSpyware Firewall for Android

Quote from: Midnight
From my forum here

Crikey, I see what you mean when you say 'my forum'! Just kidding mate, but for some reason all I see is your posts?
To help with your question though, you might be interested in reading Av-Test's test of some of the common free options:
http://www.av-test.org/fileadmin/pdf/avtest_2011-11_free_android_virus_scanner_english.pdf
(Summary: Most don't seem to work very well)
Mathew
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Re: Recommend AntiVirus / AntiSpyware Firewall for Android

I've just seen a more recent article also about a report on av-test.org.