Do you use an Anti-Virus for your Mobile Phone and why?

Discussion in 'polls' started by acr1965, Aug 27, 2011.

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Do you use an Antivirus for your mobile phone and why?

  1. Name brand association

    4 vote(s)
    7.3%
  2. Features of "all in one" (anti-theft, call block etc)

    9 vote(s)
    16.4%
  3. Detection ability (personal experience and test results)

    5 vote(s)
    9.1%
  4. Lightweight av only

    4 vote(s)
    7.3%
  5. I use an antivirus for potential malware but other products for anti-theft, call block, etc

    6 vote(s)
    10.9%
  6. I don't use an antivirus for my phone

    38 vote(s)
    69.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    Do you use an antivirus for your mobile phone and, if so, why? Also state which antivirus program you use, if any. Multiple choice voting.

    EDIT- 1. I did not put this in the poll but also please state whether you use your antivirus for on demand scanning only or real time.
    2. Under the lightweight option I also mean if you choose your phone because of its quick scanning feature.
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2011
  2. Hungry Man

    Hungry Man Registered Member

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    Android Eris running a custom ROM.

    Nope.
     
  3. guest

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    Still not.
     
  4. mack_guy911

    mack_guy911 Registered Member

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    i tried bitdefender on android and kinda like it. :))
     
  5. Osaban

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    AhnLab V3 Mobile on Android.
     
  6. Blackcat

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    With high-end dual-core smart phones, scanning times are commonly less than a minute.

    But light in terms of a performance effect on battery life is much more important.

    At the present time, I am only using an on-demand scanner to check downloaded apps.
     
  7. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    I'm currently going the "on demand" route with Dr. Web on my phone.
     
  8. Boost

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    No antivirus on my phone or PC,everything is fine.
     
  9. Noob

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    I don't use any AV on my phone.
    Why? Because it's a basic phone (XpressMusic 5310) and even if i had the latest one i wouldn't install one anyways. Phones are gadgets for me, not serious business (At least that's how i consider them now) :D
     
  10. PJC

    PJC Very Frequent Poster

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    +1. :thumb:
     
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  12. Ranget

    Ranget Registered Member

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    i tried to Look for a Free mobile suite

    so far not Good

    symbian
    android

    and my Old Mobile Dumb phone V3i
     
  13. RJamal

    RJamal Registered Member

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    I'm using Bitdefender for Android and i like it ...
     
  14. acr1965

    acr1965 Registered Member

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    for a free suite I think webroot is probably the one I would try again / it had a false positive which was never rectified which caused me to stop using it previously, but overall it's not bad
     
  15. njespo

    njespo Registered Member

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    i have an iphone 3gs....should i use an antivirus/antimalware?
     
  16. jadinolf

    jadinolf Registered Member

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    no and no excuse.:mad:
     
  17. xandros

    xandros Registered Member

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    no coz i dont use the net in my mobile , only i use blackberry messenger
     
  18. chrisretusn

    chrisretusn Registered Member

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    I have a stupid phone, no AV needed.
     
  19. ExtremeGamerBR

    ExtremeGamerBR Registered Member

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    Android (Motorola Defy): Norton Mobile Security Lite
    Symbiam (Nokia N8 ): F-Secure Anti-Theft
     
  20. farmerlee

    farmerlee Registered Member

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    Used to use only nokia phones and never used an anti-virus. I never installed apps or anything and only used it as a basic telephone so never felt the need for one.

    Recently switched to an android phone which came with a free 1 year subscription for f-secure's mobile security app. I've been indulging in a lot of apps since switching phones so having an anti-virus seems like a good idea.
     
  21. Atomic_Ed

    Atomic_Ed Registered Member

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    I also have a dumb phone and don't need one. I have no interst in smartphones at all.

    Funny, if our dumb phones don't require an AV and are inherently more secure than smartphones, then I guess there not so dumb afterall are they? :)
     
  22. ProTruckDriver

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    +1 :thumb:
     
  23. Trooper

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    I've tried a few but currently do not run anything. Don't feel I need it to be honest.
     
  24. colorado13

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    Zoner is on my phone right now, and I really like it and is free :thumb:
     
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