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Offline paulo

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avast problems?
« on: January 29, 2013, 08:14:45 AM »
Hey everyone,
I have had avast installed on my tablet since day one and haven't had any problems with it.
Having just turned on my tablet today and done a scan it has said there are 5118 problems!! lol
In the log report everyone of them says "invalid context during scan".
Anybody know what this is?
Thanks.



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Re: avast problems?
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2013, 08:42:05 AM »
That's a lot of porn Paulo. Lol

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Re: avast problems?
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2013, 11:32:59 AM »
Same here but not as many problems. Thinking something wrong with last update.


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Re: avast problems?
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2013, 12:09:51 PM »
I have never seen a virus on any of my Android devices. I don't think I have anyway.

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Re: avast problems?
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2013, 12:29:16 PM »
Avast has sent fix for problem. Mine updated around noon cst.

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Re: avast problems?
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2013, 01:17:02 PM »
Yea it sorted itself out with the update  :)

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Re: avast problems?
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2013, 02:14:51 PM »
is an anti-virus needed on my tabs or my phone? All are android, and I've never caught a virus, but I could have just been lucky I guess. It didn't occur to me to use an anti-virus on these devices although I do use avast on my laptop.

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Re: avast problems?
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2013, 05:36:55 PM »
I use Avast mobile security app on all my android devices. It is not for virus prevention which is extremely rare in android but because AMS provides a useful firewall, theft protection, and more. These are far more useful than the antivirus part. There are other tools that can do the firewall, etc. but I find Avast convenient for me.

Hope this helps.

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Re: avast problems?
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2013, 05:44:57 PM »
Uninstall Avast and any other antivirus applications, use Cerberus Anti Theft instead...

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Re: avast problems?
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2013, 08:03:42 AM »
Uninstall Avast and any other antivirus applications, use Cerberus Anti Theft instead...
And for a firewall?

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Re: avast problems?
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2013, 10:45:18 AM »
Do you need a firewall?

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Re: avast problems?
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2013, 11:14:38 AM »
I do.
I don't sync and I selectively block access to a number of apps so they can't call home. I like my privacy. Avast lets you do this for both wifi and 3 or 4 G. Has several other features too. The AV is just a bonus.
One can of course use other tools
I just find Avast is convenient and thorough. And it's free.
Ymmv.
If someone lives in Google and Facebook, then a firewall makes no sense. It comes down to whether one wants some privacy or not.
« Last Edit: February 23, 2013, 11:17:36 AM by nexusNovice »

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Re: avast problems?
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2013, 06:41:20 PM »
Now your rooted try Droidwall, or go to the Android settings and activate restrict background data.

Settings> Data usage> Menu (3 dots)> Tick Restrict background data.

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« Last Edit: February 26, 2013, 06:43:27 PM by JayJ »
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