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Old 01-29-2012, 09:30 PM
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Default Symantec: Android Market having its largest malware infection ever

Interesting article over at Slashgear:

http://www.slashgear.com/symantec-an...ever-27211082/


UPDATE: http://www.androidcentral.com/symant...malware-claims

In other words....'errrr.... silly us; actually its crapware...not malware...sorry'

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Old 01-30-2012, 12:15 AM
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hmm read it, so...now i need a AV for my SMP as well? hmmmmm
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:25 AM
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One of the great advantages that I like about the SMP is that I can be far more relaxed what I install. The real dangerous threat is rogue software that call premium rate numbers and could cost you a fortune. And obviously the device does not have a phone component.

It's just a question of keeping an eye on the permissions, and particularly watch out for auto update, a new version might ask for new permissions without you noticing.

Incidentally, has anyone ever heard of anyone suffering through a android virus in the UK or the US?
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:44 AM
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I've always had antivirus software on my Android devices. There's Lookout, AVG, Trend Micro, etc. Pick a free one and relax,...
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Avast has also recently released a free Android version.
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:04 PM
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Lookout’s take on the ‘Apperhand’ SDK (aka ‘Android.Counterclank’)
http://blog.mylookout.com/blog/2012/...-counterclank/

Basically, their claim is that it isn't malware but "an aggressive form of ad network and should be taken seriously." Either way it seems serious but the cynic in me can't help but wonder if Symantec's take on things is more self-serving than it should be...
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:26 PM
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Avast has also recently released a free Android version.
Avast is good on my comp, go for it.
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Interesting article over at Slashgear:

http://www.slashgear.com/symantec-an...ever-27211082/
Good thing I don't have any of the apps listed there. Installing avast anyway, because you never know when a virus gets on your device...
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Take a look at the list of apps that the article says were infected. Is it any wonder that apps like these would be full of malicious add ons? I am not saying that anti-virus protection is not a good thing. But the article made it seem like the apps that were infected were mainstream apps - until it got to that list at the end.
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Take a look at the list of apps that the article says were infected. Is it any wonder that apps like these would be full of malicious add ons? I am not saying that anti-virus protection is not a good thing. But the article made it seem like the apps that were infected were mainstream apps - until it got to that list at the end.
Lol, so true.
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I've tried both the free norton and avr. Both of them scan immediatly upon install/update. I haven't tried lookout. Is one a real standout over the others?
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Old 01-31-2012, 07:52 AM
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Lookout’s take on the ‘Apperhand’ SDK (aka ‘Android.Counterclank’)
http://blog.mylookout.com/blog/2012/...-counterclank/

Basically, their claim is that it isn't malware but "an aggressive form of ad network and should be taken seriously." Either way it seems serious but the cynic in me can't help but wonder if Symantec's take on things is more self-serving than it should be...
Symantec self-serving, seriously? I haven't used Symantec anything for many years now, ever since they decided to take over the computers totally.

Will check out avast or avg for the SGP5. Thanks OP.
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