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#1 moota1514

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 01:06 PM

Hi my Samsung Galaxy S2 comes tomorrow its the first smartphone ive had the question is "do i need a antivirus" with the phone :thumbup2:

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 02:21 PM

Short answer, Yes. I use Lookout you can find it in the Android Market. There are others if you want to try them. I've used Lookout since before the others joined the party for Android.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 11:15 AM

Hey guys/gals can you tell me wer is the best place to buy a protecter case for my samsung (i think they just clip on the back so it does not get scratched)

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 12:47 PM

I use an OtterBox. Works great for me.

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 07:59 AM

Is android market the best place for Apps..

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 03:02 AM

you really use an antivirus for your android devicce? I work for sprint and i have yet to see any mobile viruses, im assuming unless you download like sketchy apps from any of those hacked market apps

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 10:17 AM

you really use an antivirus for your android devicce?


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Posted 06 March 2012 - 07:21 AM

Obviously yes, you may be attacked when you download applications and while sending payments even to prevent from hackers,
from blogs and articles i came to know Comodo mobile security can be used for smart phones.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:13 PM

How much does the anti-virus effect a cell phones performance? 10%?

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 05:15 PM

hipityglop depends on the phone and the Mobile security application. My Samsung Moment was originally using ESET mobile but it got to a point where the phone would start locking up because resources were being tied up between it and my GUI, so I had to get rid of both apps.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:41 PM

Does Samsung Corby 2 need an anti-virus as well? I just got mine few days ago and I'm not sure if there's one on it.
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:55 PM

The Samsung Corby uses a proprietary Samsung 'bada' OS so it is not an Android phone. You'll need to find out if any vendors have an Antivirus or Anti-Malware application for the Samsung OS.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:02 PM

I see...Thanks for that Animal.
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 07:04 PM

You're quite welcome.

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 03:24 PM

i just got my Samsung Corby 2. I received messages that I have voicemail messages in the mail box. I dialed the voicemail number and heard the voice recording saying that I have those messages. "Your have voicemail messages in your mail box. To access your default password, press 1. To modify your password, press 2 and to go back to main menu press the pound key.

I tried pressing 1 but it didn't give me my default password. I pressed 2 but it's asking for my current password. Well, I don't remember setting a password for it because I just got it.

Is there anyway to identify the existing password of the voicemail?
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