Question about Android Viruses?

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  1. InFamoUs

    InFamoUs Junior Member

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    OK due to the fact that Android is indeed a Mobile OS some of my friends kept Assuring me that there is no way to get a virus which I know to be false any OS is susceptible to a virus and being that android is an Open Source Operating system It definitely can get a Virus but what I want to know is What are the chances of getting a Virus and should I have an Antivirus App just to be safe and If so which one

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  2. pbrauer

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    Yes you can get a virus, and they are out there. Get Lookout.
     
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    you are correct android can get viruses but its not very likely. I dont have virus software on my devices but my dad does on his, so it just comes down to what you feel comfortable with.
     
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    OK thanks for the Info Guys
     
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    It is not likely that you'll get a virus, it is still possible. I use Lookout as well on my Android devices. Better safe than sorry, eh? ;)
     
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    I Downloaded that after I posted this and have been using it ever since thanks for all the help guys
     
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    That is what we are here for!

    Sent from my ANDROID!
     

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