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Do Smartphones need AV/AM/FW/AE ???


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#1 DefaultGateway

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 07:47 AM

To protect your PC, you need Anti Virus, Anti Malware, Firewall and Anti-Exploit.

But does this also apply for Smartphone?

 

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 09:44 AM

Yes, if you use any program that connects to the internet. Browser being #1. Your smart phone is just like your home computer in many ways.



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Posted 27 July 2016 - 11:12 AM

Thank you for your Reply. :)

 

I found this => http://www.howtogeek.com/129896/htg-explains-does-your-android-phone-need-an-antivirus/

So if the user only download from Google Play Store, then AV is not needed??



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Posted 27 July 2016 - 12:59 PM

If you HAPPEN to get one, who do you blame ? The way things are going today nothing is infallible. I though I had the smarts not to get ransom ware on one pc WRONG. I know not the same, but !!



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Posted 27 July 2016 - 01:12 PM

Thank you for your Reply. :)

I don't have any more questions.

 

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Posted 27 July 2016 - 01:36 PM

I don't use Android, Smart Phones, Tablets, iPads, third party apps, etc...but here is a quote from my Colleague Didier Stevens, Microsoft MVP Consumer Security.

Several smartphone operating systems (OS) offer no API's at all for AV applications to be able to perform.

In iOS (that's the OS of the iPhone), an AV app is like any other app, it has no special privileges or access so that it can monitor the phone resources for malware.

So there can not be any good anti-virus programs for the iPhone, because the OS does not provide the features required for an AV program to be able to do a good job.


Here are some articles I have collected on the subject:Bottom line: You really don't need an anti-virus on a smart phone.
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Posted 28 July 2016 - 01:46 AM

Thank you for Replying. :)

 

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Posted 28 July 2016 - 05:43 AM

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