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Thread: Does a tablet need anti virus?

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    Re: Does a tablet need anti virus?

    Quote Originally Posted by BBQdave View Post
    Personally, I do not see the need of third party AV's, as most applications are in secure - filtered repos, whether Mac, Windows or Linux. And most messaging is filtered. The pathway for virus and malware tends to be the user - and careless untrusted installs.
    Even on a locked-down network like the one I help one of my client's maintain with automated email and web object scanning, we still have a problem with people bringing in USB thumb drives with malware on them.
    If you ask for help, do not abandon your request. Please have the courtesy to check for responses and thank the people who helped you.

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    Re: Does a tablet need anti virus?

    I always feel weird not having any sort of anti virus. On my tablet I have AVG Free. And yeah downloading apps that don't have a lot of reviews is sort of concerning because as said above there could be some mal-intentioned developers.

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