antivirus?

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    Still yet to receive my first tablet (superpad2, flytouch3) but would like to know a couple of things before I start playing with it.

    I will be surfing the internet and downloading apps from the android market so I assume I will need some kind of protection from viruses. What do you recommend? Is this something I download from the android market?

    thanks
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    Lookout which is available from the market. All you need.

    Sent from my HTC Thunderbolt using the Android Tablet app!
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    Stick with apps that have a user rating. Also there are many of these AV on the market and Amazon App Store. The one on Amazon seems to be forced to ask you for your name, last name your zip code, email address to get free updates. But when you download the same AntiVirus Free from Market it doesn't ask you for all of that. It downloads free updates. I scan everything it comes up clean. Android Optimizer and Super Box do that too look for Malware. Dr. Web for Android as been out since the early 2010 for tablet. I use that prior never found anything on the tablets out of the 17 I've owned. AntiVirus Free is okay you can turn off the service and only run it when you want too.
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    Ive tried a few but always go back to AVG Mobilations Antivirus Free

    This scans, fixes, and protects just great

    Added bonus feature is the free "finder" which will remotely locate your Android on google maps and send a "wipe data" or "lock phone" instruction if you think its fallen into the wrong hands

    Official description - link at the end of this

    Anti-virus Free protects your phone from viruses,malware & exploits in real-timeFree Antivirus from AVG Mobilation – security software for Android™ .
    Keep your device safe with just one click
    √ Scan apps, settings, files, and media in real time
    √ Find your lost or stolen phone via Google maps
    √ Backup and restore all your valuable apps and data
    √ Lock and wipe your device to protect your privacy
    √ Kill tasks that slow your phone down
    A closer look
    AVG and DroidSecurity have partnered together to protect you from threats to your security, privacy and online identity by focusing specifically on the mobile environment.
    With free antivirus for Android you’ll receive effective, easy-to-use virus and malware protection, as well as a real-time scanner, backup assistant, phone locator, task killer, app locker and local device wipe.
    Real-time scanner
    Keeps you protected no matter how you download your apps or games
    Anti-Virus Free also:
    √ Protects apps from viruses, malware and spyware
    √ Identifies unsecure device settings and advise how to fix them.
    √ Ensures emails, contacts, bookmarks and text messages are securely safe
    √ Checks media files for malicious software and security threats
    √ Can be run daily, weekly, or on demand
    Backup (Beta version)
    Back up contacts, call logs, bookmarks, text and media messages to your SD card
    Phone locator
    √ Locate your lost or stolen phone and help you find it via Google maps
    √ Turn your phone GPS on remotely and have the device send its location using GPS
    √ Lock your phone remotely via our Mobile Control Panel or by sending SMS to your phone to protect your data
    √ Set a lock screen message to help the locator find you
    √ Make your device ring even if your phone is on silent mode
    Task killer
    Kill tasks that slow down or freeze up your device
    App locker
    Lock apps to protect your privacy
    Local wipe
    Completely wipe contacts, text messages, photos, browser history, calendar and wipes the SD card
    Languages supported:
    Arabic, Brazilian, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish


    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.antivirus
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