Best Antivirus & Security for Samsung Galaxy Ace [Android]

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  1. Charley

    Charley Just Do It

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    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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    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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    Yesterday I scanned with AVG and showed 2 apps are infected. Also some in the media were infected.
     
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    Some malicious apps were uploaded to the market. Connect your phone to the internet & they should be deactivated automatically.
     
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    Charley

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    So then do you suggest not using any antivirus ?
     
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    @#*&!! Not Android!! How come an open source os got infected this quick??
     
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    funkysourav What The.... !!!

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

    the good thing is google acted real quick
     
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    Then how come there aren't many viruses for linux distros? android has similar arch, does'nt it?
     
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    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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    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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    Thanks for this. But it's not FREE.
     
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    it has 2 versions-free and paid
    free one is enough
     

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