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    AntiVirus

    Advice please, does a smart phone need antivirus ?

    I had Kaspersky until recently then it stopped working so I deleted it, shortly after which there was a virus scare in East Europe and Kaspersky were mentioned in the news about it.
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    Re: AntiVirus

    Kaspersky are as worthy of trust as any software provider and probably more so than most. It's like Freedom Fries.

    A Smartphone is as untrustable a platform as it is possible to imagine, I would never key a secret into one or speak a secret in the same room, they're like Russian hotel rooms. Perhaps I need re-educating. If a security product exists for it then it's no doubt beneficial.
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    Re: AntiVirus

    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    Kaspersky are as worthy of trust as any software provider and probably more so than most. It's like Freedom Fries.

    A Smartphone is as untrustable a platform as it is possible to imagine, I would never key a secret into one or speak a secret in the same room, they're like Russian hotel rooms. Perhaps I need re-educating. If a security product exists for it then it's no doubt beneficial.
    I got all that, except for the................like french fires bit.

    I have had Kapersky on it for some time, but for an unknown reason it stopped functioning. Periodically the apps update automatically and then Kapersky asks to scan them, but for a day it refused to react.
    When I saw yet another virus problem and the name Kapersky mentioned in the same article I thought it prudent to remove it.
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    Re: AntiVirus

    Freedom Fries was a deliberate bit of whipped-up US xenophobia, so is the aspersion that Kaspersky Labs is an outpost of the Kremlin spying on God's Own Defenders of Civilization.
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    Re: AntiVirus

    I've never had AV on my phone. But then I don't use it for any critical communications, or for accessing important websites and such.
    I also never open email attachments, and the like on my phone.

    If I were to put such software on the phone, though, I would probably go with WebRoot, which is my primary AV for PC.
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    Re: AntiVirus

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    I actually do banking on mine. So will need to get something to replace it then.

    I have never thought badly of Kaspersky, but think I shall give WebRoot a try this time around.
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