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Old 10-04-2013, 04:07 PM   #1
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How to scan for viruses on android phone


Hi

Is there an app that scans system files for viruses. I've downloaded Lookout and AVG antivirus. But it seems it only scans applications. I want one that scans the root filesystems and other miscellaneous files.
 
Old 10-04-2013, 06:03 PM   #2
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First, you have to have a virus...

Right now there are only trojan applications.

PS. I was a bit tickled by the typo in your title. Very appropo "How to scam for viruses on android phone"


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Old 10-04-2013, 07:38 PM   #3
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My bad That's want happens when you don't check proof your writing before hitting the submit button.

Well thus far, both Lookout and AVG says my device is clean at least for the apps I've installed.

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Old 10-04-2013, 09:39 PM   #4
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Maybe our "sister" site knows?
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Old 10-04-2013, 10:16 PM   #5
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Thanks for mentioning the sister site.
 
Old 10-05-2013, 09:31 AM   #6
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