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Tsarli

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Is there a need for anti-virus?
« on: December 30, 2012, 01:58:52 PM »
Is it a good idea to install anti-virus/anti-malware software (ex. Avast) on our Nexus 7? Do we even need such software to begin with or is this fear completely unfounded and just a carry over from our PC experience?



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Re: Is there a need for anti-virus?
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2012, 02:26:42 PM »
Please use the forum search function, this question had been answered a number of times and recently too in which the poster was given links to several threads...

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Re: Is there a need for anti-virus?
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2012, 06:17:03 PM »
Geez frickin' louise didn't know this place turned into a snobatorium all of a sudden. Thanks for nothing.

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Re: Is there a need for anti-virus?
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2012, 06:41:32 PM »
There's no need to be like that, wasn't my intention to offend. If you'd simply searched then you'd have found out without the need to post a question that's been asked several times. We're just trying to keep the forum clean and tidy, multiple posts of the same content makes the forum untidy.

Here's a couple of links...

http://www.Nexus7Forum.com/index.php?topic=1813.0

http://www.Nexus7Forum.com/index.php?topic=1029.0

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Re: Is there a need for anti-virus?
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2012, 09:33:58 PM »
Members that have been here for any extended period of time know Jayj is the first one to give 1st rate help and information . sometimes it gets annoying reminding folks to take a little time to do some research. It isn't too much too ask and definitely is not a need for name calling.

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Re: Is there a need for anti-virus?
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2013, 11:31:35 PM »
JayJ has always been incredibly helpful on here - so I suppose one has to expect a few irrational responses to comments.

This raises an interesting question though - can one trust as 'safe' apps bought through the Google Play platform - can we assume they have verified anything they 'sell' as being of suitable quality and safe?

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Re: Is there a need for anti-virus?
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2013, 11:35:05 PM »
Is it safe?/ Laurence Olivier Marathon Man circa1976
 No. Apps are not 100% safe. For me..That is where reviews become critical. Read, learn and pass it on.

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Re: Is there a need for anti-virus?
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2013, 11:42:58 PM »
I need to add.. Thanks Jayj. For me.. Without u we are missing a "father"here. I am grateful .

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Re: Re: Is there a need for anti-virus?
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2013, 11:58:33 PM »

This raises an interesting question though - can one trust as 'safe' apps bought through the Google Play platform - can we assume they have verified anything they 'sell' as being of suitable quality and safe?

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Re: Is there a need for anti-virus?
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2013, 09:13:30 AM »
I believe there are cases where a small number of apps make it thru verification and can be unsavory so to speak. That is why I try and educate myself the best possible before downloading.

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Re: Is there a need for anti-virus?
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2013, 10:02:06 AM »
I refuse to post any further lol. I have had this discussion too many times.

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Re: Is there a need for anti-virus?
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2013, 04:22:01 PM »
Members that have been here for any extended period of time know Jayj is the first one to give 1st rate help and information . sometimes it gets annoying reminding folks to take a little time to do some research. It isn't too much too ask and definitely is not a need for name calling.

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You're so right.  Jay gave first rate help in his answer again.  A forum search will give the most opinions to this question.
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Re: Re: Is there a need for anti-virus?
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2013, 04:26:47 PM »
I need to add.. Thanks Jayj. For me.. Without u we are missing a "father"here. I am grateful .

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You've learnt allot in a short time and your passing that knowledge on, that's what's important mate.

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Re: Is there a need for anti-virus?
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2013, 05:11:39 AM »
Really appreciate the support guys...

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Re: Re: Is there a need for anti-virus?
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2013, 07:54:23 PM »
Really appreciate the support guys...

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