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AV/Security Protection for Tablet PC

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#1 GWBlack


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Posted 30 October 2011 - 10:08 AM

Hi, I just bought my first tablet PC (HP Touch Pad). I was planning to install Microsoft Security Essentials on it (like I have on my desktop and laptop). However, a friend from work recently told me that no such antivirus/antispyware software should normally be installed on tablets (supposedly since they don't have the same Java structure that makes AV/AS software necessary on laptops/desktops).

My question is: What do people who own such tablets (like HP Touch Pad) normally do to protect them? I would feel vulnerable logging into bank accounts and Amazon without any type of anti-spyware/anti-virus software installed.


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Posted 31 October 2011 - 07:09 AM

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 04:07 PM

Also Webroot

and Dr.Web

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 01:52 PM

The HP Touch Pad runs webOS, not Microsoft Windows. webOS was developed by Palm and bought by HP, it's based on Linux.

You have to search for AV products for webOS, Windows AV like MSE will not work.
Bit Defender has an AV product for webOS, but I don't know if it runs on your tablet too.

And when you've found an AV for your tablet, you'll have to research what protection it offers. Because it might not be what you want.

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