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    i got it to work just took a little thinking. but im all good now :-) now i can enjoy my rooted thrive

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSwaggeR View Post
    I still stand by my statement due to knowledge of coding and using the Linux operating system for the past 5 years.

    You do realize the threat was minimal. Also, Lookout had no idea that malware was going around till users reported it. Then they claimed credit that their app picked it up and blocked it. There was another app claiming credit too. Neither of them knew anything until way after it happened. You could've scanned those suspected apps with Lookout and it would've passed it as clean.
    That may be true, but today I am not volunerable while you still are. Every virus gets out before these programs/apps get updated, that's the nature of the business. But, the purpose is to help the majority avoid the problems they cause. The virus never goes completely away, so just a click can cause you problems that can be avoided with these apps.

    Oh, and what does Linux have to do with it? It's just as vulnerable as any other, maybe more so because it's open. It's just not attacked, mostly because it's not M$ and it's not used as widely.
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    Cheers, Dave

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    Those who decry the necessity to protect oneself is usually the one writing invasive s/w....how can you be sure if you haven't tried? Ever heard of the fox in the hen house?

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    There is no such thing as a minimal threat. One virus in the wild is one too many, therefore antivirus protection is worth installing these days. Don't want to wait for a nasty one to show up and screw up my system.

    I am using Avast, and so far I am liking it.
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    http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente...n_windows.html

    What does Linux have to do with it? Well, Android is built off of Linux. This link summarizes the basic reasons why Linux is more safe than one thinks. I could go into extreme details and put out my list of why its not entirelly necessary to have an antivirus on your phone or tablet.

    Nobody is saying you don't have to have one on your phone and/or tablet. Its just my opinion and my reason to not have one on either phone and tablet.

    What is the purpose of saying that one decries the necessity to protect oneself when the antivirus will most likely pass it as safe until users report it that the app is indeed a bad app? How can one protect itself when the antivirus won't flag it until its updated after being reported?

    Its like I said, all you need is something like LBE Privacy app to control apps that seek unecessary access to other parts of your phone/tablet. Don't go putting 3rd party apps on your phone that you don't know much about or the site it came from. Review comments about the apps you intend to download from the market or from other places. Review the creators ratings. Don't go clicking on sites you don't know anything about. If you wish to view porn on your phone/tablet then that's on you. Those sites are huge targets that will infect whatever system you're viewing it on. Don't accept strange emails you don't know much about. Filter your emails for those purposes. The list goes on.

    I've never had any computer/phone/tablet problems stemming from vulnerabilities.

    Sorry this conversation is going off topic from what this thread is about. Just wanted to chime in and share some stuff I've used and opinions that might help others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSwaggeR View Post
    http://www.pcworld.com/businesscente...n_windows.html

    What does Linux have to do with it? Well, Android is built off of Linux. This link summarizes the basic reasons why Linux is more safe than one thinks. I could go into extreme details and put out my list of why its not entirelly necessary to have an antivirus on your phone or tablet.
    I know Android is buikt off Linux and it's more secure than Windows, but it's still vulnerable, plain and simple.

    What is the purpose of saying that one decries the necessity to protect oneself when the antivirus will most likely pass it as safe until users report it that the app is indeed a bad app? How can one protect itself when the antivirus won't flag it until its updated after being reported?
    Because it protects me if I don't hit those sites that pass it until after my app is updated. If I hit them before, I get bit, but the chances of doing that are reduced. That's like saying not to use condoms because you haven't contracted aids yet.

    [Quite]Its like I said, all you need is something like LBE Privacy app to control apps that seek unecessary access to other parts of your phone/tablet. Don't go putting 3rd party apps on your phone that you don't know much about or the site it came from. Review comments about the apps you intend to download from the market or from other places. Review the creators ratings. Don't go clicking on sites you don't know anything about. If you wish to view porn on your phone/tablet then that's on you. Those sites are huge targets that will infect whatever system you're viewing it on. Don't accept strange emails you don't know much about. Filter your emails for those purposes. The list goes on.[/quote]

    And just how many averages users, AND kids, do all that. I probably don't NEED one either, but what's wrong with be just a little more carefull, especially given that I am not the only one who uses the tablet? And, I can't count the times I've clicked on trusted links that were hacked and took me places I didn't want to go. It happens and both AVG and Avast have saved me.

    Sorry this conversation is going off topic from what this thread is about. Just wanted to chime in and share some stuff I've used and opinions that might help others.
    Not at all OT. People want to know about protection, all points of view.
    Cheers, Dave

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