Changing AV On Android

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by JerryM, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. JerryM

    JerryM Registered Member

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    I have a Kindle Fire tablet. It came with a trial of Trend Micro. I got a 6 month license off eBay and I am good until Jan 16. If I cannot find a cheap license for Trend I would like to go to eset paid.

    I have found, as others, that on a computer an AV is sometimes difficult to remove. I am wondering if anyone has experience changing AV on an android device like a tablet?
    Thanks,
    Jerry
     
  2. zapjb

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    Should be easy peasy. Btw I use SOPHOS free version.
     
  3. m0unds

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    lots of products set up as a device administrator, and there's a menu option to enable/disable that function on a per-app basis (on android 5.0+ it's under settings>security) in order to uninstall a product configured in that manner, you'd just need to uncheck the device administrator option and uninstall as normal.

    that being said, personally, i don't run av on android devices because i don't sideload applications, and i don't install dodgy random stuff from the play store, so i really don't see the point. the "value added" device location functionality is built into the OS (at least it is on 5.x+) and my corporate security policy for mail on my phone enables me to locate/lock/remote wipe as well.
     
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  4. JerryM

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    Thanks for the advice and information. Although I do not anticipate using the tablet for financial transactions I do like the capability in an AV to have something like KIS Safe Money. I understand that ESET will have similar capabilities in the upcoming version. It may not be included in the Android versions, however.

    Otherwise I might go to the free version of Trend. It reverts to free after the trial.

    Thanks,
    Jerry
     
  5. gery

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    Eset is light and tight
     
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