Looking For Advice on Security Apps for Tablets

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  1. rbryanp

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    I have been looking for apps to protect a Nexus 7 tablet from viruses, malware and other assorted "bad stuff" that is detrimental to Android tablets. Many products available have utilities that are more for Android based phones than tablets. Can anyone recommend any apps that are geared more towards protecting tablets without all of the phone "bells and whistles"?

    If not, can anyone recommend any of those that protect both phones and tablets, but are sufficient for tablets? Many are rated highly, and it is difficult to make a determination.

    Thanks for your thoughts.

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    Lookout Mobile Security works fine on both tablets and phones. It is arguably best of breed.
     
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    I haven't come across any that are optimized solely for tablet users. Their main concern is phone security and tablet safety seems to be an afterthought. Lately, I've been using AVG and it seems to be getting the job done, so far.
     
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    If you get your apps from the app store, only apps that have "history" and your device isn't rooted: Is such a thing actually necessary? My wife and I have been using tablets for two years, without issue. Our handhelds came with Lookout, so I've left it.

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    My philosophy is, "A stitch in time saves nine." Adding protection after you're attacked is adding it too late. Against advice, a friend actually used a Windows PC for years w/o protection. When it was "Kidnapped" and he refused to pay the "Ransom" for a key that would free it, it cost him $300 USD to have it cleaned out. (More than the PC was worth at the time, but he also didn't believe in backup and needed all his stuff back.) If you think Androids are immune, do a forum search for "Malware" and read the hits. Lookout's a good one though, so you should be OK.
     
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    Spider, you're absolutely right. I completely forgot that there are two versions of AVG. Thanks for reminding me. I checked mine and sure enough it's the one for tablets.
     
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    AVG FREE Tablet Antivirus Security. GEESH! I​​ don't know how I missed that when I was looking at Google Play.

    I will give it a try.

    Thank You ALL!!!
     
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    Same with me. I run Lookout on all my tablets and phones.
     
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    I use Norton's Mobile Security.
    But only the free version though, Because all the other crap contained in them are for phones.
    And the Device Locate and Data Wipe etc.
    I can do through Google.
     
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    I will never allow Norton or McAfee anywhere near my devices, a distrust which extends back over a decade. I find neither name to be particularly effective, and both I would consider slow and bloated.
     
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    Nice helpful conversion. Thanks spider for share antivirus. This is helpfull for my tablet.
    And thanks all for the discusion.
     

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