5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 19, 2010 4:31 PM by fezzik RSS

    Anti-Virus

    RealtorSue

      Do I need a virus protection on my Motorola Droid?  Or does it come with one that I'm not aware of?  And if I do, which one do you recommend?

        • 1. Re: Anti-Virus
          supitsmike

          RealtorSue wrote:

          Do I need a virus protection on my Motorola Droid? No. Or does it come with one that I'm not aware of? No.  And if I do, which one do you recommend? None.


           

          • 2. Re: Anti-Virus
            evltwn

            You don't really need one, but there is one that I use and like.  It's called Lookout.  It backs up all your contacts and pictures.  Plus it will scan new apps as you download them to your phone.  Hope this helps.

            • 3. Re: Anti-Virus
              fezzik

              The only Anti-Virus apps I have heard of on Android have turned out to be malicious. 

              • 4. Re: Anti-Virus
                tsauter

                You dont need anti-virus. Linux , the language of the OS is resistant to viruses. Not to mention that there are few if any viruses coded for linux. If by some remote chance you do get a virus all you have to do is reboot the OS. It is one of the very cool things with Linux, Virus cant get a stable foothold in the system.

                • 5. Re: Anti-Virus
                  fezzik

                  Unless they have SU privilages and your password.  You can install one that could be hidden in a deep level installing program so you give it permission essentially.  With Android since you don't have that privilage yourself unless you root your phone a virus can't really get into your system files.  However, they could with considerable trouble conceivably program a virus that could find a way to get access but it is easier said than done and it wouldn't be worth the trouble in general.  It is a lot easier to go after microsoft where you can very easily get access to the system files and the 90% Market share makes it a easier more likely target.