Google Removes 21 Malware Apps from Android Market

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kdoug, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. kdoug macrumors 6502a

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  2. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    Yup, the only thing that is worse than a virus, is Symantec..:D
    Ever try to remove anything associated with Symantec from a windows machine? Almost impossible to get it all, even with their "special" removal tool.
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Malware Bytes is coming out with an android scan tool:)
     
  4. lsvtecjohn3 macrumors 6502a

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    but but but Android open is so much better than iOS closed system
     
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Just saw this on AndroidCentral.com. People complain about Apple being so draconian with the app store, but totally open and free like the Android Marketplace doesn't quite seem like the perfect solution either.
     
  6. goosnarrggh macrumors 68000

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    Sure, it would be... If you are prepared to take the bad with the good.
     
  7. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Open to viruses and crapware.

    There's a reason iOS is successful. It's partly due to the quality of App Store titles.
     
  8. neko girl macrumors 6502a

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    So would we call Android Marketplace a curated App Store?
    Or is it still open and free?

    Someone please update me on the buzz words..
     
  9. SomeDudeAsking macrumors 65816

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    I wonder if Apple is the one who is writing these malware apps to damage the competition? You don't ever see any of these malware authors caught and they rarely even target OSX despite the lack of security in that OS. It just seems suspicious and I wouldn't put it above Apple to do such a thing given that some of it's executives have been caught taking bribes and selling things under the table.
     

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