Nexus 7/ Android. Does it require anti virus etc?

  muddypaws 12:13 PM 29 Nov 12

I have read various sites regarding this.

Android appears to be a fairly secure platform, but is it necessary to have protection?

The N7 is synchronised to my desktop apparently as it loaded all my pictures and gmail accounts without asking.

So if it caught anything would it find its way to the PC by wifi or only via usb?

Any program would affect battery life I know.

Any comments please.


  Al94 12:41 PM 29 Nov 12

I use AVG Antivirus free edition for Android from Google Play Store. I don't notice any perceptible reduction in battery life and it's better safe than sorry.

  Woolwell 14:30 PM 29 Nov 12

Does it need anti-virus - yes. Android is regularly targetted.

  muddypaws 14:55 PM 29 Nov 12

Thanks to you both. Will try AVG.

  muddypaws 16:19 PM 29 Nov 12

Installed the AVG and did a full scan.

What a pleasure to do a full scan in 10 to 15 seconds (:-))


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