security on a smartphone?

  sunnystaines 10:15 08 Sep 2010
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if surfing the web on the pc can risk spyware,virus, hijacks etc can the same happen to surfing on a smartphone.

one store tells me no another says there may be an app somewhere to protect the phone but did not think there was a risk.

what has a smartphone got that protects it that a pc does not have.

  Seth Haniel 10:20 08 Sep 2010

but needs to be switched on - as its normal setting is off

  sunnystaines 13:05 08 Sep 2010

seth
thanks i will have to get the shop to set that up for me.

decided to gofor the htc desire after a yoyo between that and the galaxy S

  sunnystaines 17:32 08 Sep 2010

the store said its all automatic nothing to do how do i check this on the htc desire?

does anyone use the matrix dots to enter a secure touch line or just use on/off button?

going to have a good play around once the phone is live connected, so stand by. this old dinosaur is bound to get stuck on silly bits here and there never had a smartphone before.

  Seth Haniel 20:19 08 Sep 2010

Options. Security options. Firewall. Status=disabled. Click to enable.

  sunnystaines 20:48 08 Sep 2010

thanks

  sunnystaines 22:00 08 Sep 2010

no firewall option that i can find, spent all evening playing around

  Forum Editor 23:52 08 Sep 2010

you'll need to install a third-party application like SMobile Security Shield

click here for details. It will run on your new phone, just make sure you go for the Android-compatible version.

  sunnystaines 08:08 09 Sep 2010

FE thanks for the link.

  pookie 15:36 03 Oct 2010

Does anyone have antivirus etc software on their smartphone? Does it slow your phone down?

If I access internet on phone using wifi through home modem router only (as on pay as you go) would I still need a firewall etc on the phone?

Many thanks

  sunnystaines 20:15 03 Oct 2010

norton are doing a free smartphone 90 day beta but i have not tried it.

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