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    As I am new to this "smart phone" age. I now have a "smart phone".
    Can anyone recomend a good "free" mobile antivirus protection. I presume a mobile and it,s contents can be affected just like a PC.. What other precautions should I take when using this new mobile especially on the internet "etc".

    Edit forgot to say it is an android.
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    http://us.mcafee.com/root/product.as...id=mobile_info

    mobile phone virus protection.
    What kind of phone do u have? I have the iPhone 4S and the new Cloud service is awesome. I can lock my phone, wipe it, send it messages, ring it all remotely. So even if it is stolen I can erase it and lock it.
    If you link to your computer and DL to the phone any infected files can transfer with it. Its never happened to me but I could see it being a pain to reinstall the firmware and reinstall everything once its bugged.
    But then if u back up consistantly your pics, contacts etc its never a huge problem any more. Its 20min to fix when plugged into your PC.

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    You could try AVG

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    I saw the title and had something completely different in mind.....good question though, hadn't thought about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruize View Post
    So even if it is stolen I can erase it and lock it..
    But if a thief gets hold of your iPhne before you've locked the screen, all he has to do is goto into the settings of the phone and switch off the find my phone function.

    Apple haven't yet grasped the fact that switching it off or deleting the find my phone option in the settings should also be password protected.

    Makes a mockery of the find my phone function, IMHO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    But if a thief gets hold of your iPhne before you've locked the screen, all he has to do is goto into the settings of the phone and switch off the find my phone function.

    Apple haven't yet grasped the fact that switching it off or deleting the find my phone option in the settings should also be password protected.

    Makes a mockery of the find my phone function, IMHO.
    This is a good point, I have a Iphone 4s and a Blackberry 9900. The blackberry is protected by Blackberry PROTECT which is password protected so it can't be deleted or disabled.

    Also, does anyone else feel embarrassed using their Iphone? Its become the symbol of the council estate just like the 50inch Plasma lol.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Dave View Post
    But if a thief gets hold of your iPhne before you've locked the screen, all he has to do is goto into the settings of the phone and switch off the find my phone function.

    Apple haven't yet grasped the fact that switching it off or deleting the find my phone option in the settings should also be password protected.

    Makes a mockery of the find my phone function, IMHO.
    My iphone locks automatically after 30 seconds a pain sometimes but you still need the pin to get in until then you can do the iCloud bit, that is unless they turn the power off before you can reset it

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    not just iphones have these options samsungs and I guess others have remote admin options, i know the samsungs is password protected, Interesting in blackberry protect the mrs has one will do some research on that.

    as for anti virus ... what effect si that doing to ahve on battery life if its scanning every packet sent and recieved ?? dont forget its a phone not your life alsong as you back up your contacts which should be a option to back up to a e-mail account remotely you shouldnt have any problems surely ?

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