Hi my Samsung Galaxy S2 comes tomorrow its the first smartphone ive had the question is "do i need a antivirus" with the phone
There are several free antiviruses available in the android market (Market application comes preinstalled on galaxy s2) like: Anti-Virus Free (AVG), Anti-Virus Pro (AVG-trial), McAfee Mobile Security, McAfee WaveSecure, McAfee Family Protection (if you've got little kids using your phone), Norton Mobile Security, BitDefender Mobile Security etc .
I have installed BitDefender Mobile Security on my missis Galaxy S II. I have never used it before, but BitDefender is the #1 PC antivirus for this year. So I thought it might be the best mobile phone antivirus as well. It works smoothly, doesn't slow down her galaxy s2 (she has around 100 applications on the phone: default apps, email apps, chatting apps, games, news, audio/ video players, remote connection, converters, etc) and it scans every single application that is download. Full malware scanning takes less than 30 seconds!
I'd be willing to guess 99% of users will not have any third party security installed on their phones, and probably don't need it, if they're careful about what they are downloading.
I have - only because with our laptop solution, Eset Nod 32 - they included their mobile version FOC for one phone. So I put it on.
That said, I unchecked "Allow installation of non-Market applications" and only instal apps from the likes of Amazon, BT, BBC, eBay etc.
Personally, I'd expect attacks on Android devices to grow, but many will tell you not to bother.
Yer pays yer money....
Thanks for your kind help,My Samsung Galaxy S2 was delivered today and ive just had it out the box since 5pm
ill get back to you
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)
Amazon is as good a place as any. We haven't bothered with our two, but did get screen protectors. Phone Devil are good.
Is android market the place to get Apps.
How to put on a screen protector
The best way is to submerge the protector in water, then take it out and place on the screen, and use a towel squeezing from the middle out to the sides to remove the bubbles. Like in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0l-AadCD4NQ
Android market is where you get your apps. Lookout (free) is a good choice for antivirus.