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    how many anti-viruses do i need in order to be safe ?

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    Currently I've installed 12 AntiViruses but it makes my phone a little slow so what to do ?

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    12? Geez. One good one should suffice. Snap Secure is probably the only one you'll need. Lookout is free, though.
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    Geez KTW you've got a anti-virus for every possible virus. Whoa, one is enough.
    And it probably it wont find a virus for the life of the phone. Thats my experience.
    Lookout is fine. Another one is Bitdefender. Quite good both of them.
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    What's an anti-virus?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chokem View Post
    What's an anti-virus?
    I notice your irony Glenn. There's no need as far as I'm concerned. Never had a problem. Snapsecure is an adornment...and I have it on the iPhone as well.
    I'm having a java problem with my MacBook Air though...I had to buy MacKeeper to fix it.

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    Ok 12 antivirus programs is definitely over the top and in the majority they will be working against each other rather than making you safer. It is far better to chose one reliable program and stick with it.

    Once you are using the one you like do not be complacent and assume because you have a program running you are safe, or in Glen's case assume because IOS does rarely gets viruses you are safe, it only needs one to penetrate the system!! Keep aware of how your phone/computer/tablet is performing if it slows down or starts acting oddly check it out, do regular scans, keep it backed up so you can recover the system if necessary. Don't believe the hype out there that IOS cannot get viruses as Del stated it has happened, and as Apple gets more users and makes more money there will be more incentives for those people that like to make your life h*&l out there to write the code to attack IOS

    You should also remember that Viruses are not the only problems out there, your phone/tablet/computer can be hacked to obtain passwords personal information and banking details, this is probably far worst than having a virus. IOS is just as vulnerable as any of the other operating systems to this.

    So in short stay aware, ensure you have secure passwords (no using PASSWORD or 123456 or 98764, or your birthday etc are not secure options for passwords)
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    Quote Originally Posted by chokem View Post
    What's an anti-virus?
    Do you do banking ?

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    Ok I've tested all of them including lookout, AVG, Norton, Avast and other not so popular ones.

    I did a full mulware search on the same device without deleting any threats that the anti viruses found, Dr.Web found the most so ill go with it.

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    So you actually found malware?

    Anyone surprised?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KTW View Post
    Do you do banking ?
    Man, I live in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. That being said, you know I dont do banks. We keep our money buried in a Mason jar in the back yard. Dog keeps digging it up though.
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    Can i have your address please and where exactly is it buried and how much is in it ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chokem View Post
    Man, I live in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. That being said, you know I dont do banks. We keep our money buried in a Mason jar in the back yard. Dog keeps digging it up though.
    I have a beagle which is an expert garden landscaper. I'm gonna pass your digs and see what it comes up with. Your dogs won't mind. The beagle is friendly...And he likes iPhones too. Ask my daughter ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chokem View Post
    Man, I live in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. That being said, you know I dont do banks. We keep our money buried in a Mason jar in the back yard. Dog keeps digging it up though.
    My Rottie doesn't dig (well unless she has to hide an unwanted visitor after she has finished with him), you need to train your dog to only dig up the jar when you need it!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KTW View Post
    Currently I've installed 12 AntiViruses but it makes my phone a little slow so what to do ?
    12 lol.

    You need a total of 16 anti-virus programs if youre serious about security.

    Let me know when you installed 4 more and we can go from there. I know various battery charging methods that fight malware too.

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