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    Post Best Antivirus & Security for Samsung Galaxy Ace [Android]

    1. Which AV & security softawers should I install on the Samsung Galaxy Ace ?

    2. Also what are the must have apps ?

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    Default Re: Best Antivirus & Security for Samsung Galaxy Ace [Android]

    Since android is linux based and new, i dont think there are any viruses that infect it.
    For "must have apps", see the thread with the same name
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    Default Re: Best Antivirus & Security for Samsung Galaxy Ace [Android]

    Quote Originally Posted by Chetan1991 View Post
    Since android is linux based and new, i dont think there are any viruses that infect it.
    Yesterday I scanned with AVG and showed 2 apps are infected. Also some in the media were infected.

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    Default Re: Best Antivirus & Security for Samsung Galaxy Ace [Android]

    Some malicious apps were uploaded to the market. Connect your phone to the internet & they should be deactivated automatically.

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    Default Re: Best Antivirus & Security for Samsung Galaxy Ace [Android]

    Quote Originally Posted by pauldmps View Post
    Some malicious apps were uploaded to the market. Connect your phone to the internet & they should be deactivated automatically.
    So then do you suggest not using any antivirus ?

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    Default Re: Best Antivirus & Security for Samsung Galaxy Ace [Android]

    @#*&!! Not Android!! How come an open source os got infected this quick??
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    Default Re: Best Antivirus & Security for Samsung Galaxy Ace [Android]

    open source does not mean "infallible"
    anything can be infected

    the good thing is google acted real quick

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    Default Re: Best Antivirus & Security for Samsung Galaxy Ace [Android]

    Then how come there aren't many viruses for linux distros? android has similar arch, does'nt it?
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    Default Re: Best Antivirus & Security for Samsung Galaxy Ace [Android]

    No one cares of infecting Linux distros. That won't help in gaining the personal information a hacker requires. Also Android is not fully Linux-compliant. It has other third-party code.

    Instead, infecting a mobile phone would lead to compromising of sensitive user information including credit-card information. Those apps successfully exploited the OS to compromise the IMEI numbers of the handsets. If they were allowed to run further, only God knows, what other information they could've exploited.

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    Default Re: Best Antivirus & Security for Samsung Galaxy Ace [Android]

    you guys went off-topic....he just asked for a security app
    i use lookout security[best]
    must hav apps:
    power amp,winamp[music player]
    aldiko[book reader]
    astro[file manager]
    opera mini[broser]

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    Default Re: Best Antivirus & Security for Samsung Galaxy Ace [Android]

    Quote Originally Posted by reddead View Post
    you guys went off-topic....he just asked for a security app
    i use lookout security[best]
    Thanks for this. But it's not FREE.

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    Default Re: Best Antivirus & Security for Samsung Galaxy Ace [Android]

    it has 2 versions-free and paid
    free one is enough

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