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    Does virus affect the Android Operating System?

    I think Android is built on Linux and to the best of my knowledge Linux is much more safer than windows when we talk about virus.So I just want to know whether Android OS is vulnerable to Viruses.

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    vermaheart vermaheart is on a distinguished road
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    Re: Does virus affect the Android Operating System?

    Hi there,

    You are saying absolutely correct that ANDROID SYSTEM is built on LINUX SYSTEMS and LINUX is not susceptible to attack by the viruses.

    Also all the apps available in the ANDROID PLAY STORE are also properly tested for viruses before their upload in the PLAY STORE.So, they are also virus free.

    So there is no issue of viruses in ANDROID SYSYTEM.
    The apps are totally invulnerable to viruses.

    Regards!!!

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    Re: Does virus affect the Android Operating System?

    Android phone is a smartphone and it is obvious that it will be attacked by the virus

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    Re: Does virus affect the Android Operating System?

    Android system can be affected by virus also.As you know that virus can affect any thing.You are right android built on Linux & many experts says that it is better than Window.You can protect android device from virus.To protect that you need to install antivirus which are available in android market.
    Android market provide lots of antivirus.SOme of the antivirus which you can use are:-NQ mobile Security & Antivirus,Lookout security etc.
    So,need not to worry you can protect your device.

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    Re: Does virus affect the Android Operating System?

    Earlier android were considered secure and free from any attack. It was considered hack free, but recently it has been attacked by various malwares, apps like angry bird and other payment app have been found infected. So android now is virus prone.

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    ShahzadImam ShahzadImam is on a distinguished road
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    Re: Does virus affect the Android Operating System?

    Yes Virus affects Android OS but it was an old story for old OS upto OS 4.0
    Now Google claims that its latest OS jelly Beans is more resistant to any virus attack


    You can have many antivirus application to protect it like AVASt.So download it and make it free of viruses

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    jyotirmoy jyotirmoy is on a distinguished road
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    Re: Does virus affect the Android Operating System?

    hi,
    android system is a smartphone...with high speed processor than most other phones.
    it runs many apps as in pcs...there are many softwares.so naturally it will be vulnerable to virus from net,apps,unwanted ads.anti-virus program is a must for any android handset.
    the unwanted ads which we come across while playing games are a bigger threat to our system.so checking them with virus,downloading only from playstore can somewhat lower the risk of virus attack.
    hope you understand my point.
    goodluck!

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    gaurav98 gaurav98 is on a distinguished road
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    Re: Does virus affect the Android Operating System?

    Yes Viruses affect Android phone .
    So it is better to install Antivirus in Android Smart Phone to prevent from Viruses ...

    There are so many Antivirus available in Google Play store you can download and install them to prevent from Viruses .

    Antivirus are program which prevent ,identify and remove viruses from our computer.

    Thanks

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