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    What is available for smartphones? Anti spyware? Anti-virus? Android, not IOS.
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    Are you wanting to get some anti malware app for your Android phone pctek?
    Working on a few different projects.

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    Default Re: Anti-Malware products

    http://www.eset.com/us/home/products...urity-android/

    http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/...security-apps/

    Be carefull with the AV apps from software companies you have never heard of.
    1 very popular AV app was removed from google app store as is it was found to be a scam

    despite having a 4.7 star rating & the no 1 app in the play store, yep it was a scam
    http://www.androidpolice.com/2014/04...-a-total-scam/

    And this. AV on Android may just be a waste of time ??
    http://www.androidpolice.com/2011/11...-and-scammers/
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    Would the permissions that 'legit' android apps TAKE (and we agree to, on install ) be more of a threat than virus's .
    If a PC's software/app had all that bundled adware it would be labeled as malware, yet this is OK on Android apps

    Just why does a newspaper app need access to the phones camera ??
    Just why do apps need access to you contact list, your microphone, why does that app need permissions to send txt's

    Apps on the google store have been found to do all sorts of stuff. One app even had code to try & use the phones for litecoin mining .

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    I can't believe the permissions they take, either. But, what can you do? Bit of a worry.

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    Default Re: Anti-Malware products

    Thanks.
    No, I don't have a smartphone myself, I was asked bu someone.....
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    Default Re: Anti-Malware products

    I asked the same question 6 months ago ..... general consensus then was AV not needed on Android .
    Of course you never really know till after its too late :-)

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    Yep I said none then and I am still using none now. A bit of common sense in what you put on the phone is good enough for me.
    Unless you store secure documents or bank details on your phone what's the worst that can happen? A factory reset takes a few mins and the phone still works.

    A while back an app I use was in the news for some dodgy behaviour so I installed some recommended security software briefly, used it for a week and removed it.
    There were no detected issues despite over a year of phone use without any protection.
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    According to Google you dont need 1

    Yup like Windows common sense. Be careful what you put on it

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    I recently had one on my Transformer TF 101 called CM Security. It scanned things and said all is ok. It also had a find my phone feature. Which seemed to work ok. However, it did slow my tablet down somewhat, so I uninstalled it when I read the Google item on Stuff this morning. Apparently not needed on Android.

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