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Topic # 112720 18-Dec-2012 11:23
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Hi all,

any opinions out there as to what is better, i am confused around the offering by Norton, (i do however have Norton on my PC at home) thus i am currently running AVG, but i also noticed today avast is very highly rated. 

looking to compare them...

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  Reply # 734205 18-Dec-2012 11:25
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used all of those, but now days i just use microsofts security essentials (or whatever its callled now)

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  Reply # 734225 18-Dec-2012 11:48
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I use Avast, no problems with it at all, runs quietly in the background, don't even know it's there.




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  Reply # 734236 18-Dec-2012 11:59
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Still not seen one iota of convincing evidence that Android devices require anti-virus software. Main people likely to be affected are people installing warez, and frankly I think they deserve whatever is coming to them.




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  Reply # 734237 18-Dec-2012 11:59
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reven: used all of those, but now days i just use microsofts security essentials (or whatever its callled now)


out of the three i mentioned i was looking at which would you recomend, based on number of features, size, UI, stability, trustworthy and battery drain.

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  Reply # 734249 18-Dec-2012 12:01
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Huh?

Why are all the replies talking about Anti-virus for Windows? 
The Forum topic clearly states 'Anti-Virus for Android devices?'.
There does appear to be a lack of the word 'Android' in the main post, however.

Haven't really used any Anti-virus product on Android so far, so can't help you, sorry.

EDIT: OK, perhaps just reven's reply. All the others have an "Android" version, as far as I know. ;)



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  Reply # 734252 18-Dec-2012 12:05
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corksta: I use Avast, no problems with it at all, runs quietly in the background, don't even know it's there.


thank you, Avast seems pretty highly rated, but AVG comes close I think it is .2 or .3 out. i like AVG thus far based on features, UI, stability, memory, battery drain, trustworthy etc, but i was only comparing it to Norton when i got it and they just had so many it made it confusing, much like thier PC packages, i got what i got with my PC based on an offer from the shop, so AVG seemed like a good option, but now i have seen Avast.

how much memory does Avast take up on the phone as i assume to run the widget you need it on the phone and not the SD card.

with AVG on the SD card and not using the widget, it takes about 3.5MB of phone memory, moving to the phone to use the widget increases this to about 7.5MB on the phone, obviously 4MB is roughly how much can be moved to the SD card.



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  Reply # 734254 18-Dec-2012 12:06
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dontpanic42: Huh?

Why are all the replies talking about Anti-virus for Windows? 
The Forum topic clearly states 'Anti-Virus for Android devices?'.
There does appear to be a lack of the word 'Android' in the main post, however.

Haven't really used any Anti-virus product on Android so far, so can't help you, sorry.

EDIT: OK, perhaps just reven's reply. All the others have an "Android" version, as far as I know. ;)


Given this is in the android forum, i did not think i needed to add android to the topic description.

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  Reply # 734349 18-Dec-2012 14:29
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I use Norton Multi device on my androids mainly for the anti-theft features rather than the anti-virus / internet security side of things.

Have tried several Where's my droid, Trend Micro, Cerberus etc. Norton is the most expensive but it is the nicest I've used.

Currently have 5 devices loaded (Nexus 4, HTC Sensation, SGSII, SG Note, SG Tab 10.1") and tracks all of them nicely

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  Reply # 734355 18-Dec-2012 14:47
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reven: used all of those, but now days i just use microsofts security essentials (or whatever its callled now)


completely ignore that, didnt see this was in the android forum :)

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  Reply # 734385 18-Dec-2012 15:34
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Fail thread has failed.

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  Reply # 734388 18-Dec-2012 15:39
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I use Lookout which offers free and paid versons, also locates missing device (it happens) and backs up data. Afetr using it for ten years, I have no reason to even consider replacing it.




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