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December 22, 2010 21:29 AVG For Droid #139259
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kiadii

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My Droid has AVG anti-virus software installed, although I am not sure this is the same AVG? In any case the Droid forums advise Droid owners to remove the software "as it is not needed by Linux/Unix systems and just slows down performance". What are the facts? Is the problem in the definition of "virus"?

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December 22, 2010 22:17 Re: AVG For Droid #139271
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My Droid has AVG anti-virus software installed, although I am not sure this is the same AVG?

Could it be this link http://forums.avg.com/ww-en/avg-free-forum?sec=thread&act=show&id=135593#post_135593?.


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December 23, 2010 00:26 Re: AVG For Droid #139303
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Remaining question..

I checked and I couldn't determine whose product that was. But the question remains, what protection does this AVG forum's product for Android offer? Does it confer real protection when most fourms say ANY av product is not necessary.
December 23, 2010 09:11 Re: AVG For Droid #139329
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Hello kiadii,

I have created new topic for discussions about "AVG Anti-virus Free for Android".

From pointed website:
Security
Scan whole device and identify and remove viruses with a simpleclick
Automatic scans can be run weekly, daily, or on demand
Check apps for malware before downloading from app stores
Check website content, emails, and SMS for malware before downloading to device

Theft protection
Locate lost or stolen device using GPS
Create and display message on screen remotely
Lock device and wipe content
Manage applications remotely

SMS Spam Protection
Basic protection from SMS Spammers

Although Android community is not yet fully aimed by virus creators, there already exist specific viruses for this platform (for example this article).

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January 6, 2011 14:10 Re: AVG For Droid #142831
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Is anybody using the free version of AVG on the DX? If so, have you tried the remote find functions, apparently you are able to enable GPS remotely if you lose the phone.

I like the feature to put text on the login/swipe screen in case the phone is misplaced.

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