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miskmask
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No Anti-virus Software on Touch 2?

Is it right that there's no AV or wirewall software on my new Touch 2 mobile? Is it safe to use without it?

 

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TobyCoaster
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Re: No Anti-virus Software on Touch 2?

As far as im aware there is no AV installed , i did try kaspersky mobile AV but it drained the battery so i removed it

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Re: No Anti-virus Software on Touch 2?

Thanks, TobyCoaster, for the reply. I'm also finding the battery not nearly as robust as my 620, but I do love my new touch 2. I assume from your reply that you also have a Touch 2?

 

I've configured my email for text and to not automatically download any attachments, so I reckon that I'm as safe as I can be whilst avoiding any unfamiliar email addresses. Are you running your mobile without AV or a firewall now?

 

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AlunH
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Re: No Anti-virus Software on Touch 2?

The way I understand it, there's no real point in AV on WM phones as there aren't a lot of viruses written for it.  I supose the problematic situation would be then transfering files from your phone to your PC, but your PC AV should catch anything then.

 

I'm a bit surprised about your batteryu issue... my Touch2 is so much better than my old S710, and thats with BT, wi-fi and the bigger screen running.  It gets recharged every night and is only switched on when I'm awake... at the end of each day I have around 55% to 60% (few phone calls, a few texts, and emails every 15 mins).  Try discharging completely, give it an overnight recharge (whilst switched off) and see how it goes then... I think the manual states that battery performance will improve after a few discharge/recharge cycles.

 

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Alun

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Re: No Anti-virus Software on Touch 2?

Hi Alun,

 

Thanks for that. Good to know.

 

Re battery life. I'm on my first charge, so I suspect future ones will increase longevity. My 620's battery life was brilliant; only needed to charge it once a week with it on the entire time. Looks like I'll be charging Touch2's more often but still not worth grumbling about. It was just a comment rather than a grumble.

 

Are you using a miniSD card with your mobile?

 

Regards.

 

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AlunH
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Re: No Anti-virus Software on Touch 2?


miskmask wrote:

 

Are you using a miniSD card with your mobile?

 


Yep, just took the old one out of my S710, it's an 8Gb SDHC type.

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Re: No Anti-virus Software on Touch 2?

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What do use your SD card for mostly; pictures, music?
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Raid1968
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Re: No Anti-virus Software on Touch 2?

Don't worry to much about AV as Alun says not many viruses written for mobiles and even then usually transfered through bluetooth.
Live by the rule of " if it is from someone you don't know or your not sure whether to download, delete it " simples
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Re: No Anti-virus Software on Touch 2?

That's a very reminder of a basic rule that everyone should follow. Thanks, Raid. :smileyhappy:
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Re: No Anti-virus Software on Touch 2?

I tend to use the card for all sorts... I have music on it, but mainly listen to audiobooks (that are on it too).  I also have it as the default location for my photos, I instal some of the programs on it and also keep a copy of the cabs on there too, incase I have to reinstall.  I also have some videos on there, and ebooks (a touch of Sherlock Holmes at the mo')... that's it pretty much, I try to keep the phone memory as free as possible, so stuff just gets dumped on the card.

 

Cheers

Alun

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