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Can samsung galaxy tablet get viruses?

by rockypm / March 16, 2011 12:41 AM PDT

Do I need to put an antivirus in my samsung galaxy tablet?

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Why yes!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 16, 2011 1:43 AM PDT

But it's going to be very rare and unlikely. I'll not duplicate discussions why this is but the Windows mind set has programmed folk to want antivirus apps on everything from game consoles to toasters.

Since I'll stick to the Android Marketplace for now I'll not feed the antivirus companies.
Bob

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Agreed...
by Samsung_HD_Tech Samsung staff / March 16, 2011 5:31 AM PDT
In reply to: Why yes!

But if you want the peace of mind, there are free ones out there, too.

--HDTech

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can't get internet since facebook virus
by idiot76 / November 16, 2011 10:43 PM PST

I don't know how to download anything at this point. Can't connect. I have been up since 3 am looking and looking for an answer. I am 76 and not that swift.

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From what I read, that was no virus.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 17, 2011 9:40 PM PST

But that's not helpful as no one cares about an exploit or virus. Make the call to 1800SAMSUNG or the one in your area for help, repair or take it back for a refund. The product if they can't make it work is defective.
Bob

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