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Anti Virus

Post by Duncan » Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:25 am

I have 3 laptops being used by 4 kids, [3 girls plus myself] that have Norton 360 antivirus installed and have had no problems. If I buy a I-pad / tablet, do I need to install a antivirus system in it.? I ask because I have never heard of it being installed in phones and tablets etc.

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Re: Anti Virus

Post by vladimir » Sun Jun 08, 2014 8:27 am

If you connect to the internet, you need antivirus.
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Re: Anti Virus

Post by Digg3r » Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:12 am

vladimir wrote:If you connect to the internet, you need antivirus.
Bullshit!
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Re: Anti Virus

Post by Username Taken » Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:25 am

I asked a 'Senior Officer' at work recently if he had an anti-virus on his laptop. He gave me a strange look then said, "But it's a Mac".
I told him he should still install an AV.
He installed Clamav (it's free), and was surprised when it found 2 Trojans. He now runs a daily scan.

Duncan, start here: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=antivirus+for+ipad

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Re: Anti Virus

Post by General Mackevili » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:12 am

I use one.

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Re: Anti Virus

Post by Jaap N. » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:22 am

General Mackevili wrote:I use one.

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Nice comment: 'This app breaches more security risks than it helps'. Really encouraging to download it. Lol, what's your experience with it, General?
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Re: Anti Virus

Post by General Mackevili » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:29 am

I happen to download apps from all over the place, and a few times it's alerted me to unwanted programs...

Personally, if you download ANY apps, your "security" is already breached beyond comprehension.

Almost every one wants access to your location and contacts these days...
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Re: Anti Virus

Post by Jaap N. » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:54 am

General Mackevili wrote:I happen to download apps from all over the place, and a few times it's alerted me to unwanted programs...

Personally, if you download ANY apps, your "security" is already breached beyond comprehension.

Almost every one wants access to your location and contacts these days...
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Re: Anti Virus

Post by StroppyChops » Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:58 pm

Digg3r wrote:
vladimir wrote:If you connect to the internet, you need antivirus.
Bullshit!
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Re: Anti Virus

Post by FreeSocrates! » Mon Jun 09, 2014 9:57 pm

vladimir wrote:If you connect to the internet with Windows, you need antivirus.
Fixed that for you.
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