Android Tablet - is Anti Virus protection advised- and which?

  SparkyJack 07:43 02 Oct 12
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Do Android powered tablets require Anti Virus protection?

If so what is recommended and how to go about installing the same.

  KRONOS the First 08:27 02 Oct 12

Have a look for Avast Mobile Security which is what I use.It scans app and incoming messages. Unfortunately quite a few Android apps were found to contain viruses so I thought it might be advisable to get some sort of cover.

  chub_tor 08:52 02 Oct 12

I've just installed AVG on my Samsung Tablet. Found it for free on the Apps Store

  Matt Egan 09:34 02 Oct 12

For what it's worth I'd say that Android AV is pretty much useless, but you absolutely should have security software. Just make sure it has good anti-theft, data recovery and tracking components. The trouble with Android AV is that the threat is less likely to come from a drive-by install, and more likely to come from your installing a legit or semi-legit app. Or, indeed, your device being lost or stolen. So you need to be able to track and brick a lost device, and recover data from it.

I wrote a thing about this just the other day: http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/how-to/security/3400697/how-manage-threat-your-smartphone/

  SparkyJack 18:07 02 Oct 12

Thank you Mat Have read the pice and taken in. Currently I have another more pressing issue- The tabvlet has killed it self and system restore - won't- In tough with vendor - but I think they are 'Boxshifters' and don't know much. so am trawling all the Android forums.

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